$8.00 HIS100 Discussion 1
Week 10 Objectives
Upon completion of this lesson, you will be able to:
- Identify how changes in social and economic conditions and technology can cause corresponding changes in the attitudes of the people and policies of the government.
- Analyze the rise of the United States to a world super-power and how that status has shaped its internal developments in recent decades.
To meet the overall objective, we will cover the following topics:
- George W. Bush
- Attempts to remake the Middle East
- Domestic woes
- President Obama
The First Black President
One hundred and forty-five (145) years after the end of the Civil War, the United States elected its first black President. In the primary, Barack Obama was running against a white woman, Hillary Rodham Clinton. In the election, his opponent was an aging white war veteran, John McCain. Students will respond to the following:
- Agree or disagree with the following statement and justify your answer: The election of President Obama was not a victory for the civil rights movement but a sign of the increased diversity of the American population, which is generally more willing to accept people of color.
- Defend or argue against former President Jimmy Carters statement: Many politicians disagree with President Obama just because he is black.
- Rank the following ethnic/demographic groups from one to five (1-5) in terms of their likelihood to be elected President of the United States in the next twenty (20) years and give your reasons: a) a woman b) an Asian-American, c) an Arab-American, d) an Indian-American, e) a Native American Indian.