Discuss whether or not the use of women in factories was an example of women’s empowerment or their exploitation?
choose two questions from the list below and respond—be sure to identify which numbers you’re responding to and to devote at least two paragraphs to each question’s response. Submit your response to the Discussion Area. Then start reviewing and responding to your classmates as early in the week as possible.
Some historians have characterized Thomas Jefferson as a great statesman and a great President while others have characterized him as a great statesman and a lousy President. Decide which characterization you feel is more accurate. State that and explain with specific details concerning his life and actions why you have come to this conclusion.
In analyzing the circumstances surrounding the War of 1812, decide whether it is true, as has been alleged, that the war itself was an attempt to take advantage of the British when they were involved with the French in Europe. In your view is this an accurate assessment of the war? Explain, using facts and evidence why you feel this way. Then discuss whether or not using this maneuver against the British would have been wrong in the context of the events happening at that time.
By the 1820s, slavery was under attack, and southerners countered by defending slavery as a positive good and used biblical examples to support their arguments. Explain what the southerners said, and why, and then discuss why by 1850 the national debate over slavery had changed from a primarily legal debate to a moral debate. What events caused this shift?
As industrialization changed the manufacturing scene in America, more and more women entered the workforce. Discuss whether or not the use of women in factories was an example of women’s empowerment or their exploitation? Offer specifics to defend your decisions.
Respond to both questions as thoroughly as possible, making sure to use information from the readings and the lectures. All responses should be in complete sentence form, using proper spelling and grammar.