In his Fourteen Points, President Woodrow Wilson spoke of a New World order being established in a League of Nations.

Wilson's domestic policy was called the New Freedom. He believed government's role was to create a level playing field for all competitors in the market place.

Alice Paul said, "There will never be a new world order until women are a part of it."
How would Alice Paul answer the above question?


Assess the following statement:

President Obama's Second Inaugural Speech outlined a liberal agenda.

Also, identify a past president who also outlined a liberal agenda in his inaugural speech.


As the election of 1864 neared, the reelection of President Lincoln was very much in doubt: It had been a long a terrible war, that had not started well for the Union. The country had not elected an incumbent President for a second term since Andrew Jackson in 1832 — nine Presidents in a row had served just one term. During three months in the summer of 1864, over 65,000 Union soldiers were killed, wounded, or missing-in-action. Lincoln had staunch opponents in the Congress. Lincoln's suspension of the writ of habeas corpus was ruled unconstitutional by Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger B. Taney — an order Lincoln refused to obey.

So, what factors led to Lincoln's re-election in 1864?


Modern historians occasionally criticize Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, declaring it a hollow document that "freed no slaves."  Is this perspective justified?


Assess the validity of the following statement:

Many factors plunged the nation into chaos in 1861. Key political causes include
the slow collapse of the Whig Party, the founding of the Republican Party, and,
most important, the 1860 election of Abraham Lincoln as president.


Although Americans perceived Manifest Destiny as a benevolent movement, it was in fact an aggressive imperialism pursued at the expense of others. 

Assess the validity of this statement with specific reference to American expansionism in the 1840’s.

Assess the validity of the following statement:
"Reform movements in the United States sought to expand democratic ideals."
(NOTE: refer to a specific antebellum reform movement)

Assess the validity of the following statement:
Compromise saved the Convention.


Evaluate the following statement:

Britain's policy of salutary neglect made legislative assemblies more independent, encouraged commerce and allowed for religious freedom, in the American colonies.

1492, Columbus wrote:

They ... brought us parrots and balls of cotton and spears and many other things, which they exchanged for the glass beads and hawks' bells. They willingly traded everything they owned... . They were well-built, with good bodies and handsome features.... They do not bear arms, and do not know them, for I showed them a sword, they took it by the edge and cut themselves out of ignorance. They have no iron. Their spears are made of cane... . They would make fine servants.... With fifty men we could subjugate them all and make them do whatever we want.

What can you infer based upon this note from the journal of Columbus?

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