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The next project will cover the expansion of the United States to its West and beyond.
Your presentations will include the same elements we had in the last project: Bell Ringer, Explanation, Assignment, and Visual.
The topics have been assigned and are the following: Louisiana, Florida, Red Rock Annexation, Texas Annexation, Oregon Territory, Alaska, Hawaii, Gadsden Purchase, Mexican Cession.
For your given topic, include:
1) Geographic Location (map)
2) Time period (when it was acquired by the US, what was happening right before the US got it)
3) Conditions under which land was acquired (War? Purchased? Ceded? Explain what happened)
4) Who/Which countries were involved?
5) What is this area like present day?
In essay format (at least 3 paragraphs, paragraphs are 5 sentences minimum), choose one of the two essays:
A- The US currently has a Two Party System in government and politics. Describe the two parties that started off the two party system in the late 1700s, then compare/contrast them with the two major parties in the US today. In your opinion, do you think the US government could exist without political parties? Explain your answer.
B- The US has always struggled with how they treat people, both domestically and internationally. Explain how the US treated Native Americans and Europeans after the Revolutionary War. Compare and Contrast this treatment with another country today and how the US treats them. What is the US policy when it comes to immigration? Do you think it should change, or should we keep it the way it is?
Remember, these will be longer. The presentations we put together took a week to create. Don’t speed through these. For each response, try to use concrete examples when explaining your views.