HIST 405 Week 8 Assignment: Journal Entry
HIST 405 Week 8 Assignment: Journal Entry
There is no future without the past. History is a great phenomenon that influences society and determines one’s future. We are all connected to the roots of history but never truly realize this. American history is tremendous: from Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address to Barack Obama’s election that obtained a significant impact on present and upcoming generations. However, not all events can affect the country positively.
For centuries Americans struggled with plenty of issues such as slavery, the Great Depression, World War II, Cold War and finally, the War on Terrorism. Ii would seem to be a powerful, prospering country, when sudden acts of terrorism, better known as 9/11, took place in 2001. This event dashed all hopes and expectation to live without conflicts and posed a question of safety not only for Americans, but for all nations in the world. Hundreds of innocent people were killed, buildings destroyed and leaders mentally devastated. Looking on 20 years back, the question arises: “How is this tragic event still affecting people and can be relevant years later?”
The events of terrific hijacking gave birth to a new era of collective trauma and anxiety. Together with terrorism, other examples of violence came into American families and changed ones’ life drastically. In the weeks and months following the 9/11 attacks, media-based exposure was associated with psychological distress. ( Dana Rose Garfin). Consequently, the risk of heart diseases increased among young people. It is acknowledged that children were affected as well by suffering from xenophobia, fears of other peers, stress and anxiety. Apart from mental implications, terrorism affected country’s economy and left plenty of unemployed workers behind. This caused poverty and social exclusion. But the most important effect was a total destruction of American convictions about safety and invincibility. People understood that the end of the Cold War did not mean an end to foreign violent threats. Nevertheless, Americans turned out to be resilient enough to overcome the consequences of a horrible tragedy, recover ones’ economy and ensured civilians’ safety and freedom.
After Barack Obama’s coming to the leadership, people were ready for new changes. Obama’s campaign motivated youth to use social networks and media that gained one’s success soon after. A wide usage of mobile phones, implemented technological innovation had a massive impact on people and remain relevant issue till now. Every student is using smartphone now and consequently, have access to every source of information. The release of the first I-phone in the world came during Obama’s reign and till now is gaining more and more success among people. The Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, received a good feedback and provided a good health care for civilians. Health insurance is now mandatory for all citizens, part of a grand bargain that prohibits insurance companies from denying coverage on the basis of pre-existing conditions and that subsidizes premiums for those who cannot afford them (Robert David Sullivan). Basically, president’s good regiment led Americans to a better life and remains relevant till nowadays.
In conclusion, the great history of ones’ own country is obligatory to know. The impact of American history is huge and it affects people every day. Independence war, Great Depression, 9/11, violent attacks, and technology revolution make civilians resilient and stronger, enduring, and invincible. It is essential to learn and love one’s history and remember there can be no future without history.
Garfin, Dana Rose. The Conversation, September 12, 2017, https://theconversation.com/au. Accessed 21 October 2020.
Sullivan, Robert David. America the Jesuit review, June 6-13, 2016, https://www.americamagazine.org/. Accessed 20 October 2020.
Read/review the following resources for this activity:
Textbook: Review chapters as needed
Review lessons as needed
For this activity, reflect on the course content and address the following:
Identify and elaborate on one or two lessons you have learned from our study of United States history that affect you today in your daily life and/or work.
Provide advice to the next group of students who will be taking this course.
How has this course affected you today in your daily life and/or work?
What should incoming students be aware of regarding this class?
What strategies did you use that they may find useful?
What advice can you provide to help them earn an A?
Length: 2-3 pages (not including title page)
12-point Times New Roman font
This activity will be graded based on the W8 Journal Entry Grading Rubric.
Course Outcomes (CO): 7
Due Date: By 11:59 p.m. MT on Saturday
W8 Journal Entry Grading Rubric – 85 pts
CriteriaRatingsPtsThis criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeLength5 ptsMeets length requirement0 ptsDoes not meet length requirement5 ptsThis criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePlanning40 ptsClearly articulates several connections between planning and success in the course with several clear examples and support.34 ptsArticulates some connections between planning and success in the course with clear examples and support.30 ptsArticulates some connections between planning and success in the course, but examination could be refined and more in depth.24 ptsPresents unclear connection between planning and success in the course and conducts.0 ptsDoes not present a connection between planning and success in the course.40 ptsThis criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeCareer20 ptsClearly articulates a thoughtful connection of the course to one’s career.15 ptsArticulates a loose connection of the course to one’s career but does not provide explanation or detail.0 ptsDoes not articulate a connection of the course to one’s career.20 ptsThis criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWriting: Mechanics & Usage10 ptsThe writing is free of errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation that would detract from a clear reading of the paper.8.5 ptsThe writing contains a few errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation, but the errors do not detract from a clear reading of the text.7.5 ptsThe writing contains some errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation that need to be addressed for a clearer reading of the paper.6 ptsThe writing contains several errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation that impede a clear reading of the paper.0 ptsNo effort10 ptsThis criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeClarity & Flow10 ptsThe writing contains strong word choice that clarifies ideas and masterful sentence variety aids with the flow of ideas.8.5 ptsThe writing contains varied word choice and sentence structures that clarify ideas and aid with the flow of ideas.7.5 ptsThe writing contains word choice and sentence structures that can be revised for better clarification of ideas and flow of ideas.6 ptsThe writing contains wording and sentence structures that are awkward and/or unclear, impeding the clarity and flow of ideas.0 ptsNo effort10 ptsTotal Points: 85