Mid-Term Essays

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Listed below are the directions, guide lines, essays that need to be completed and the resource links. Attached are study guides, PowerPointes, the exam essays and the rubric. 


Directions: Answer 2 essay questions, one from each section below -2.3 pages per essay – approximately 5 pages total -All essays should be in a single MS Word document, attached/uploaded to the assignment prompt. 

 

Support every part of each essay answer with course resources; construct each essay with a descriptive/unique  title, introduction, body, and conclusion; proof read your writing for accuracy, clarity, grammar, plagiarism, etc. 


Part 1: Essay #1 – Describe/explain today’s state (condition) of African America in terms of the disparities (compared to the white population) in the areas of employment, health, incarceration, wealth and politics/power.  Did the slavery experience contribute to these disparities between Blacks and whites; how so or how not so? Despite the disparities, what do you see as specific current strengths (Hip-hop, elected officials, Black live matters movement, etc.) of the African American community and how do these strengths specifically work to relieve the relatively poor state/condition of African America?


Resources for #1:

Study Guide – State of AA’s

PPT – State of AA’s

https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2018/02/22/5-facts-about-blacks-in-the-u-s/

https://blackdemographics.com/

https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2018/01/24/key-facts-about-black-immigrants-in-the-u-s/


Part 2 Essay #6 -  Consider/review U.S. enslavement holocaust as a four part/characteristic system. What are at least 2 examples of enslavement, characterized/described as: forced, legal, resisted and contradictory?  Concerning the many ways in which the enslaved resisted bondage, what is at least one example of the following forms of resistance: day-to-day, cultural, escape, and revolt, and how effective, in your opinion, were these forms of resistance?   


Resources for #6:

PPT’s – enslavement system

Study Guide – antebellum blacks;

F & H chapters: 5 thru 8; https://faculty.mccneb.edu/HPearson/HIST%201050.html


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