Lesson 1 Discussion
Read Chapter 16 and the information provided regarding the
Accounts of the Wounded Knee Massacre. Once all reading is complete, respond to
the following items:
•According to Black Elk, what atrocities took place a
Wounded Knee? How did President Harrison describe these atrocities?
•Whom did Black Elk blame for the Wounded Knee Massacre?
Whom did Harrison blame?
•According to President Harrison, what was the future of
Native Americans? How did Black Elk’s vision of the future compare to
Lesson 2 Discussion
Read Chapters 17 and 18 as well as the If I Were a Man
information by Charlotte Perkins Gillman. Once all reading is complete, respond
to the following items:
•What things most surprised Mollie-as-Gerald?
•What point was Gilman making in this story?
•What did she identify as the gender inequalities of the
•Do the stereotypes concerning women that Gilman illustrates
in this piece exist today? If so, provide an example.
Lesson 3 Discussion
Read Chapter 19 as well as the Happiness in Marriage
information by Margaret Sanger. Once all reading is complete, respond to the
•What changes did Sanger describe in married relations in
•What changes did Sanger hope would come about if unplanned
pregnancies could be prevented?
•Do debates concerning birth control and unplanned
pregnancies still occur in the United States?
•Are Sanger’s points still relevant? How?
Lesson 4 Discussion
Read Chapters 20 and 21 as well as the Share Our Wealth
information by Huey Long. Once all reading is complete, respond to the
•What were the most radical aspects of Long’s plan?
•Did any of his ideas become reality?
•Upon whose law did Long base his ideas?
•Do you think this assertion increased or diminished support
for his ideas?
•What did Long predict would be the consequences if the
nation failed to adopt a program such as his?
Lesson 5 Discussion
Read Chapter 22 as well as the Transcript of the
Roosevelt-Molotov Meeting. Once all reading is complete, respond to the
•Why does Molotov believe a “second front” should be opened
•If such a front is opened, what does Molotov predict?
•If such a front is not opened, what does he fear might occur?
•Given that a second front in France was not opened until
June, 1944, what do you think the effect of that delay may have had on
longer-term U.S.–Soviet relations?
Lesson 6 Discussion
Read Chapters 23 and 24 along with the information provided
regarding The Southern Manifesto. Once all reading is complete, respond to the
•What is the basis of the opposition to the Brown decision
as expressed in this document?
•According to the manifesto, whose power would the federal
government usurp by implementing Brown?
•What role did “habits,” “customs,” and “traditions” play in
the arguments presented in the document?
Lesson 7 Discussion
Read Chapters 25 and 26 along with the information provided
on Dissenting Opinion on Vietnam by George Ball. Once all reading is complete,
respond to the following items:
•According to this document, what are the options President
Johnson faces? What decision DID he
make? Was it/were they the right
Lesson 8 Discussion
Read Chapters 27 and 28 along with George H.W. Bush’s Gulf
War Address. Once all reading is complete, respond to the following items:
•Although most of this speech focuses on Iraq and Kuwait,
what domestic issues does President Bush also address? How are those issues
linked to the situation in Iraq?
•Which counties does Bush identify specifically as working
closely with the United States? Why might he focus on these countries?
•Ultimately, according to Bush, why is intervention in
Foner, E., Give Me Liberty: An American History, 4th Edition, W. W. Norton & Company