Please answer each of the following three essay questions. Each finished essay must be at least 500 words in length, and be written in grammatically correct English. To complete these essays, you may use your notes, your text, or any other sources that you choose. However, if you use any sources other than your text and notes, you must also submit a bibliography to identify those sources. Still, be sure that your submission is in your own words!!!
* Note: All three essay responses must be a minimum of 500 words in length.
1) Describe the mythic frontiersman and give examples of how this character has been portrayed in American culture. Within your response be sure to address the following questions: Did myths about the frontier reflect reality or an idealized version of frontier life? Why have Americans had such a fondness for the frontier myth? How did this myth influence the conservation movement?
2) Compare and contrast the approaches of Booker T. Washington and W. E. B. DuBois in dealing with the oppression of African-Americans during the late 1800s and early 1900s. Within your response be sure to address the following questions: What organizations did African-Americans form? What were the attitudes of progressives toward the plight of African-Americans? Were the problems of African-Americans handled differently at the federal, state, and local levels?
3) Generally discuss the Great Depression. As part of your discussion be sure to address the Depression’s causes, and the efforts of the Hoover and Roosevelt administrations to bring the United States out o economic problems.