The Great War Assignment consists of two short-answer questions.
The first requires synthesis of information from multiple parts of the lesson and should be 2 in length. The second involves primary source analysis and should be 2 paragraphs in length. Base your answers on the assignment material. Avoid outside sources. Answer in your own words and be sure to quote when you use another’s words.
(Note: it is good to quote directly from the primary sources as evidence, and then explain what you found significant about what you quoted.)
Part I: Synthesis: Discuss at least two actions or policies that Wilson decided on during WWI that were discussed in the lesson. In your discussion be sure to explain what the decision was, why Wilson made that decision, and what were the consequences of that decision?
Part 2: Source Analysis: What did Schenck advocate in his pamphlet that led to his arrest and conviction? Why did the Supreme Court (with Holmes writing the Opinion) consider Schenck’s anti-war activism to be like “shouting fire in a crowded theater”? Do you agree with Holmes’ view that Schenck’s pamphlet presented “clear and present danger”?
Requirements: Formatting: 12-point font, Times New Roman, double-spaced, one-inch margins. Points will be deducted if not formatted correctly.
Length: Two paragraphs for each question. Each paragraph should be at least six sentences long. Points will be deducted if sentences appear to have been intentionally shortened to meet the required number of sentences.
Editing: Be sure to proofread your answer and use spellcheck before submitting. Points will be deducted for not doing so. Plagiarism: Plagiarism of any kind will result in automatic failure. Use of outside sources counts as plagiarism