Choose one of the following prompts and follow its instructions to fulfill your writing requirements for Unit II. Be sure to place the WORD COUNT at the end of your essay and response.
After completing your discussion essay, write a response to one of the essays of your fellow students. Note that you are to reply directly on the threaded discussions. To Complete your Unit II Response Assignment due the following week, copy your reply, save it as a PDF and submit it in the Unit II Response Assignment. In your Response, choose the answer to the prompt you did not answer with which you most agree or disagree. In addition to your comments about why you agree or disagree with the essay discussion, describe a precedent that was set by the actions or events discussed in the essay you chose. Does it affect us today? Reference the sources used in the essay using MLA format and 300 to 400 words. Place the word count at the end of your response.
Prompt 1. National emergencies such as World War I, the Great Depression, and World War II frequently result in the acquisition of greater power by the Central Government. Discuss some examples of the United States government claiming new emergency powers during the Depression or one of the World Wars, whether the increased power solved the problems caused by the emergency, and whether the government kept that power after the emergency was over. Use at least 2 primary sources located at the end of the Instructor Commentaries as well as 2 more primary sources and 2 more secondary sources of your choice in your Essay Discussion of 750-850 words. Be sure to use MLA format with in-text citations and a separate works cited and reference, quote, and cite your sources within all your paragraphs.
Prompt 2: “The Buck Stops Here” was written on a sign on President Harry Truman’s desk, and it served as a slogan for his administration. because the term meant that he would take responsibility for his decisions without trying to blame others if his decisions resulted in unfavorable outcomes. Other than his decision to drop the first atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, what do you think is the toughest decision he made? You may mention several of his toughest decisions in your discussions, be be definite about the choice of the one you believe was hardest to make. Include explanation of the changes or problems that forced his decision and any short term results that may have occurred. Use at least 3 primary sources located at the end of the Instructor Commentaries as well as 1 more primary source and 2 more secondary sources of your choice in your Essay Discussion of 800-900 words. Be sure to use MLA format with in-text citations and a separate works cited and reference, quote, and cite your sources within all your paragraphs.