History 12

 
Another shortened week where we are only discussing ONE document here in the online discussion. 

Document 40: Ronald Reagan, Tear down this wall (1987)

Please also take a look at the video:Reagan in Berlin 1987 (Links to an external site.) 

Also check out this video  ofscene from the Berlin Wall coming down in November 1989 (Links to an external site.). 

Discussion Question (5 points)
Please answer write a post responding to the following questions about Reagan’s speech. Your answer should be around 8-10 sentences.  No need to respond to other people’s posts this week but I do encourage you read them.  DUE THURSDAY AT NOON

How did Reagan define “freedom” in his speech in Berlin?  Why do you think he addressed General Secretary Gorbachev directly? Would you consider this a change in US foreign policy? Why or why not?

Extra Credit (up to 2.5 points)
You may have noticed that historians and textbooks tend to use dates to designate periods of history.  In this class for example we’ve designated dates lik 1865, 1877, 1917, 1929, 1933, 1941, 1945, 1964/5, 1968, and 1980 as turning points.  September 11, 2001 is another such date the designates the “end” of a period (the post Cold War era) and the “beginning” of another (the era of partisanship? the war on terror?)  In any case, September 11 will be covered in the lectures next week but I want you to read this article in the Atlantic to think about how the current Coronavirus may be argued by future historians to be just such a turning point. 

 Atlantic Article, “The 9-11 Era is over” (April 6, 2020) 

For up to 2.5 points extra credit please write a robust paragraph answering the following:

1. What is the thesis (argument) of the author of this piece?

2. How does he support his argument(s) about 2001 and 2020?

3. What are your own thoughts? (I’m asking opinion here though you should do some analysis answering #1 and #2 before you get to this point.). 

Order a unique copy of this paper
(550 words)

Approximate price: $22

Basic features
  • Free title page and bibliography
  • Unlimited revisions
  • Plagiarism-free guarantee
  • Money-back guarantee
  • 24/7 support
On-demand options
  • Writer’s samples
  • Part-by-part delivery
  • Overnight delivery
  • Copies of used sources
  • Expert Proofreading
Paper format
  • 275 words per page
  • 12 pt Arial/Times New Roman
  • Double line spacing
  • Any citation style (APA, MLA, Chicago/Turabian, Harvard)

Our guarantees

Delivering a high-quality product at a reasonable price is not enough anymore.
That’s why we have developed 5 beneficial guarantees that will make your experience with our service enjoyable, easy, and safe.

Money-back guarantee

You have to be 100% sure of the quality of your product to give a money-back guarantee. This describes us perfectly. Make sure that this guarantee is totally transparent.

Read more

Zero-plagiarism guarantee

Each paper is composed from scratch, according to your instructions. It is then checked by our plagiarism-detection software. There is no gap where plagiarism could squeeze in.

Read more

Free-revision policy

Thanks to our free revisions, there is no way for you to be unsatisfied. We will work on your paper until you are completely happy with the result.

Read more

Privacy policy

Your email is safe, as we store it according to international data protection rules. Your bank details are secure, as we use only reliable payment systems.

Read more

Fair-cooperation guarantee

By sending us your money, you buy the service we provide. Check out our terms and conditions if you prefer business talks to be laid out in official language.

Read more

Calculate the price of your order

550 words
We'll send you the first draft for approval by September 11, 2018 at 10:52 AM
Total price:
$26
The price is based on these factors:
Academic level
Number of pages
Urgency
Order your essay today and save 25% with the discount code: THANKYOUPlace Order
+