History 2111
Section 13, Mon./Wed., 12:30-1:45 PM, Walker 204
Section 20, Tue./Thurs.,
12:30-1:45 PM, Thomas 100

All material in the links below is required unless expressly noted otherwise.

1. Administrative information, History 2111

You are required, and will be presumed to have read, all of the documents in this subsection carefully and thoroughly by the end of the drop-add period. While having done so is no guarantee of a passing grade, failure to do so may result in missed deadlines, failure to understand course requirements or student responsibilities, failure to complete assignments (including quizzes/exams), and ultimately reduced grades or failing the course.

Syllabus for History 2111 section 13

Syllabus for History 2111 section 20

History 2111 Course overview

Schedule for History 2111 Monday/Wednesday sections

Schedule for History 2111 Tuesday/Thursday sections

Things to understand about taking a college history course

Ten Study Methods that Work

Guides on How to Study

How to Study in College

How and Why to Take Notes in College

How to Tell if You’re at High Risk for Getting an F in One of Dr. Melton’s Courses

Student grade sheet--use this to track your current course average

 

2. Exam Information, History 2111

You are required, and will be presumed to have read, all of the documents in this subsection carefully and thoroughly by at least three weeks before the scheduled date of the mid-term exam. While having done so is no guarantee of a passing grade, failure to do so may result in reduced grades or failing the course. You are also strongly encouraged to write practice answers to all of the possible questions appearing in the Course Outline. Many students choose to have classmates grade their practice answers in exchange for grading one or more of their classmates' practice answers, and I highly recommend that you do so.

Instructions for Taking the Mid-Term Exam

This is a Bluebook. You can buy one at the school bookstore.

Guide for preparing for an essay/short answer exam

Sample essay/short answer exam

Sample essay answers

Sample answers to a short answer question

Exam Instruction Display (This will be displayed in class just before the exam.)

Post-Exam Review Information

3. Substantive Material, History 2111

Course outline

Course outline, MS Word format (best viewed in outline mode)

Textbooks (see syllabus for statement on textbooks. These are here if you need them, so please don't tell me that you didn't have enough information to answer the exam questions.)

 Textbook: Catherine Locks et al., History in the Making: A History of the People of the United States of America to 1877

Textbook: Wikibooks, U.S. History (edited)

 

Map: Medieval Europe

Feudalism

The caravel

Map: Trade Routes and the Age of Exploration

Additional Map: The Age of Exploration (emphasis on maritime activity)

Materials on the Age of Exploration and the Columbian Exchange

Balboa's discovery of the Pacific, 1513

Magellan's voyage, 1519-22

De Soto's exploration of North America, 1539-43

Map: Tribal and European Settlement Patterns

The Mayflower Compact

The Fall Line

Economic diversity in the English colonies of North America

Ethnic diversity in the English colonies of North America

A Basic Chart of Colonial Government (Royal Colony)

Protectionism versus Free Trade: A Chart

Nationalism versus Internationalism: A Chart

Eastern North America: Major Geographic Features

Map: The French and Indian War

Continental Powers versus Maritime Powers: A General Comparison

North America in 1763 (Map)

British North America, 1763-1775 (Map)

Edmund Burke, Speech in Parliament on Conciliation with the Colonies

The Declaration of Independence

Maps: The American War of Independence

Main map

Northern phase: New York and New Jersey

Middle Phase

Southern Phase

Yorktown

The Treaty of Paris of 1783 (map)

The Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution: Keeping Them Straight

The Constitution of the United States

 Constitution with Links

Bill of Rights

Eleventh and Later Amendments

The United States in 1789

A Basic Chart of American Constitutional Government

Three Different Meanings of the Word "Federalist": A Chart

Federalists versus Republicans: The Basics

Jay's Treaty, 1794

Pinckney's Treaty, 1795

Washington's Farewell Address (edited)

How the Electoral College Works: A Step-by-Step Guide

The Barbary Wars

The Louisiana Purchase: Jefferson on France in Louisiana

Toussaint L'Ouverture

The Louisiana Purchase, 1803 (Map)

The War of 1812

Andrew Jackson

Jackson at The Battle of New Orleans

North and Central America after the The Adams-Onís Treaty, 1819

American Continental Expansion over time (gif)

American Continental Expansion (map)

American Continental Expansion, 1789-1850

The Missouri Compromise, 1820-21

The Amendment Process

The Nullification Crisis, 1828-1833

The Trail of Tears

The Trail of Tears (map 2)

The Cotton Gin

The Old South: The Cotton Kingdom

Value of Southern Cotton, 1800-1860

William Lloyd Garrison

The Liberator

The Texas Revolution, 1836

Oregon, 1846

The Texas Border and Disputed Area, 1846

Mexican War Map

The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo: The Mexican Cession

Stephen A. Douglas

Uncle Tom's Cabin

Map: The Kansas-Nebraska Act

John Brown

Dred Scott

Abraham Lincoln

South Carolina secedes, December 1860

Harpers Ferry, Virginia

John Brown on the way to his execution

The Election of 1860

Secession over time (gif)

Lincoln's First Inaugural Address, March 1861 (required)

"All we ask is to be let alone": Jefferson Davis's Message to the Confederate Congress, 29 April 1861 (optional)

Map of Charleston Harbor

1776 and 1861

Cotton and slaves and . . .

The Anaconda Plan

Chart: Major Civil War Battles

Map: The Civil War

Map: Civil War, Eastern Theater

George B. McClellan

Map: The Peninsula Campaign, 1862

Robert E. Lee

Lee declines command of the U.S. Army, 1861

Map: Civil War, Western Theater

Map: Civil War, Western Theater (Map 2)

Ulysses S. Grant

The last meeting of Lee and Stonewall Jackson

Vicksburg

The Overland Campaign, 1864

William T. Sherman

The Atlanta Campaign

The March to the Sea

Petersburg

The surrender at Appomattox Courthouse

History 2112
 Section 11, Mon./Wed., 2:00 AM-3:15 PM, Walker 204
Section 18, Tue./Thur., 11:00 AM-12:15 PM, Thomas 100

All material in the links below is required unless expressly noted otherwise.

1. Administrative information, History 2112

You are required, and will be presumed to have read, all of the documents in this subsection carefully and thoroughly by the end of the drop-add period. While having done so is no guarantee of a passing grade, failure to do so may result in missed deadlines, failure to understand course requirements or student responsibilities, failure to complete assignments (including quizzes/exams), and ultimately reduced grades or failing the course.

Syllabus for History 2112 section 11

Syllabus for History 2112 section 18

History 2112 Course overview

Schedule for History 2112 Monday/Wednesday sections

Schedule for History 2112 Tuesday/Thursday sections

Things to understand about taking a college history course

Ten Study Methods that Work

Guides on How to Study

How to Study in College

How and Why to Take Notes in College

How to Tell if You’re at High Risk for Getting an F in One of Dr. Melton’s Courses

Student grade sheet--use this to track your current course average

2. Exam Information, History 2112

You are required, and will be presumed to have read, all of the documents in this subsection carefully and thoroughly by at least three weeks before the scheduled date of the mid-term exam. While having done so is no guarantee of a passing grade, failure to do so may result in reduced grades or failing the course. You are also strongly encouraged to write practice answers to all of the possible questions appearing in the Course Outline. Many students choose to have classmates grade their practice answers in exchange for grading one or more of their classmates' practice answers, and I highly recommend that you do so.

Instructions for Taking the Mid-Term Exam

This is a Bluebook. You can buy one at the school bookstore.

Guide for preparing for an essay/short answer exam

Sample essay/short answer exam

Sample essay answers

Sample answers to a short answer question

Exam Instruction Display (This will be displayed in class just before the exam.)

Post-Exam Review Information

3. Substantive Material, History 2112

Course outline

Course outline, MS Word format (best viewed in outline mode)

Textbooks (see syllabus for statement on textbooks. These are here if you need them, so please don't tell me that you didn't have enough information to answer the exam questions.)

Textbook: Outline of U.S. History (edited)

Textbook: Wikibooks, U.S. History (edited)

 

A Basic Chart of American Constitutional Government

Secession, War, and Reconstruction over time (gif)

The Constitution of the United States

 Constitution with Links

Bill of Rights

Eleventh and Later Amendments

The Amendment Process

Pullman sleeping car

Pullman dining car

The Gilded Age: Railroad Growth, 1860-1900

The Transcontinental Railroad

Andrew Carnegie

John D. Rockefeller

John D. Rockefeller

Individualism versus Collectivism: A Chart

The Great Railroad Strike of 1877: Pittsburgh trains burning

The Haymarket Riot, 1886

William Graham Sumner

Protectionism versus Free Trade: A Chart

Continental Powers versus Maritime Powers: A General Comparison

Nationalism versus Internationalism: A Chart

American Expansion into the Pacific Rim

American Expansion into the Pacific Rim (color version)

An eighteenth century ship of the line

a mid-nineteenth century ship of the line

The modern steel navy after the coming of Mahan: The cruiser Atlanta in 1891

The battleship Maine in early 1898

The battleship Maine later in 1898

Maps, Spanish-American War

Nationalism versus Internationalism: A Chart

The United States in the Caribbean, 1898-1941 (Map)

Theodore Roosevelt's Big Stick: The U.S. Navy

The Great White Fleet

The Amendment Process

World War I

World War I poetry

 World War I: Trench Warfare (diagram)

Aerial photograph of trench networks on the Western Front

Maps, World War I

The Lusitania: The German warning

The Zimmermann telegram's proposal to Mexico

The Roaring '20s

Flappers in the '20s

Al Jolson, The Jazz Singer

Gatsby

George Gershwin: "Summertime," perf. by Kathleen Battle

Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue (unofficial anthem of NYC)

Art Deco

Eugenics 1

Eugenics 2

The New Klan: 1

The New Klan: 2

The New Deal

FDR, First Inaugural Address

FDR's first fireside chat

Chart of major New Deal acts/programs/agencies

TVA map

FDR and the Court-packing plan

World War II

The Dictators:

Lenin

Stalin

Mussolini

Hitler

The perfect Aryan male

The perfect Aryan female

Nazi expansion in the 1930s: Hitler's bloodless conquests

The Maginot Line

Main map, World War II Europe

Main map, World War II, Pacific

Battle maps, World War II, Europe

Battle maps, World War II, Pacific

The Pearl Harbor Raid

The Pearl Harbor Raid: FDR speaks to Congress

The Doolittle Raid, April 1942

The Atomic Bomb

Trumans' Announcement of the Atomic Bomb

The Japanese Surrender, 2 September 1945

The surrender in color

The U.S. at War

American industrial might: "Murderers' Row"

Rosie the Riveter

A Real-life "Rosie"

Another Real-life "Rosie"

The American Century in Music: Glenn Miller, "In the Mood"

The American Century in Music: Oklahoma! clip 1

The American Century in Music: Oklahoma! clip 2

The American Century in Music: Oklahoma! clip 3 (begin 2:52)

The Diplomacy of World War II

Churchill and Roosevelt at Casablanca, 1943

The Big Three at Tehran, 1943

The Big Three at Yalta, 1945

The Big Three at Potsdam, 1945

Yalta and Potsdam: The Alied occupation zones of Germany

The Cold War

Map: The Cold War

The Day After (1983) (37:00 to 59:00)

Cold War culture: Conelrad.com

The Berlin Airlift

Pacific map

The Korean Conflict

Truman and MacArthur Meet at Wake Island

Nuclear weapon yield comparison tool

John F. Kennedy, Inaugural Address

The Cuban Missile Crisis

U-2 photograph

Map

Kennedy's television address

The Cold Warrior: Reagan and the Wall

The Great Communicator: Reagan and Gorbachev 1

Reagan and Gorbachev 2

Reagan and Gorbachev 3

Postwar American Society

Levittown

Levittown Advertisement

Television and America's view of itself

Nice, safe domestic life 1: Father Knows Best

Nice, safe domestic life 2: Leave it to Beaver

The Western: America as the Rugged Frontier Individualist

Television and Politics, Act I: The Kennedy-Nixon debates

Commentary on the debates

Rosa Parks 

Television and politics, Act II: The New Left

Vietnam

Pacific map

Map

Vietnam slideshow

Ngô Đình Diệm

Thích Quảng Đức 

Diem in 1963

1968

Tet: The Eddie Adams photo

Raw footage of execution of Nguyễn Văn Lém

Execution commentary (video)

My Lai

King

The assassination of Robert F. Kennedy (video)

The 1968 Democratic National Convention (video)

Photos, Vietnam: The final years

Kent State

Kent State (video) (Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young, Ohio)

Jane Fonda

The Fall of Saigon 1

The Fall of Saigon 2

Watergate

Photo, Watergate

Nixon: "I am not a crook" (video)

Rose Mary Woods and the "Rose Mary stretch"

Rose Mary Woods--another angle

Watergate: A retrospective (video)

Political Science 1101
Section 20, Tue./Thurs., 9:30-10:45 AM, Thomas 101

All material in the links below is required unless expressly noted otherwise.

1. Administrative Information, Political Science 1101

You are required, and will be presumed to have read, all of the documents in this subsection carefully and thoroughly by the end of the drop-add period. While having done so is no guarantee of a passing grade, failure to do so may result in missed deadlines, failure to understand course requirements or student responsibilities, failure to complete assignments (including quizzes/exams), and ultimately reduced grades or failing the course.

Syllabus for all Political Science 1101 section 20

Schedule for Political Science 1101 M/W sections

Schedule for Political Science 1101 T/Th sections

Things to understand about taking a college political science course

Ten Study Methods that Work

Guides on How to Study

How to Study in College

How and Why to Take Notes in College

How to Tell if You’re at High Risk for Getting an F in One of Dr. Melton’s Courses

Student grade sheet--use this to track your current course average

 www.nationstates.net: In accordance with the syllabus, you must create a nation state and join the indicated region by the end of the second week of class. Ask me for the regional password. You can change regions at this link.

 

2. Exam Information, Political Science 1101

You are required, and will be presumed to have read, all of the documents in this subsection carefully and thoroughly by at least three weeks before the scheduled date of the mid-term exam. While having done so is no guarantee of a passing grade, failure to do so may result in reduced grades or failing the course. You are also strongly encouraged to write practice answers to all of the possible questions appearing in the Course Outline. Many students choose to have classmates grade their practice answers in exchange for grading one or more of their classmates' practice answers, and I highly recommend that you do so.

Instructions for Taking the Mid-Term Exam

This is a Bluebook. You can buy one at the school bookstore.

Guide for preparing for an essay/short answer exam (current link is to History version--useful for Political Science too)

Sample essay/short answer exam

Sample essay answers

Sample answers to a short answer question

Exam Instruction Display (This will be displayed in class just before the exam.)

Post-Exam Review Information

3. Substantive Material, Political Science 1101

Course outline

Course outline, MS Word format (best viewed in outline mode)

Textbook (see syllabus for statement on textbooks. This is here if you need it, so please don't tell me that you didn't have enough information to answer the exam questions.)

Course textbook, for downloading (recommended) or viewing online

 

Government and Politics: Basic Considerations

The Origin of Society and Government: Two Views

Hypothetical Social Contracts

The Mayflower Compact

A Basic Chart of Colonial Government (Royal Colony)

The Declaration of Independence

The Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution: Keeping Them Straight

Three Different Meanings of the Word "Federalist": A Chart

The Constitution of the United States

 Constitution with Links

Bill of Rights

Eleventh and Later Amendments

An Outline of the Constitution

 

A Basic Chart of American Constitutional Government

Types of Government Power in the American Federal System

The Tenth Amendment

The original Gerrymander

An example of a modern-day gerrymandered district (Chicago)

Another example of a modern gerrymandered district (NC)

How Congress Makes  a Law (chart)

Sources of Federal Revenue

Entitlements and Discretionary Spending

GDP and Gross National Debt

U.S. Deficit Spending Since 1900

Protectionism versus Free Trade: A Chart

The Amendment Process

How the Electoral College Works: A Step-by-Step Guide

Nationalism versus Internationalism: A Chart

The War Power Under the Constitution: Legislative vs. Executive

The Federal Courts: Justiciability and Jurisdiction

Marbury v. Madison

Judicial Activism versus Judicial Self-Restraint: A Case Study

The Bill of Rights: An Exercise

The Fourth Amendment at Work

Additional materials on criminal procedure (optional) (shout-out to Lauren)

Due Process: Procedural versus Substantive

Roe v. Wade: Background, Holding, Criticisms, and Ramifications

A Comparison of Dred Scott and Roe v. Wade

Political Ideologies and the Political Spectrum

Individualism versus Collectivism: A Chart

Another view of Left and Right

 

 

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