Click HERE for the homework that’s due Friday. No slacking. Keep studying your AP!
“Six decades ago, the American diplomat George Kennan wrote an article, “The Sources of Soviet Conduct,” that galvanized American and world opinion, which soon hardened into the rigid postures of the Cold War. Today, given China’s decisive influence on the global economy, and its increasing ability to project military power, understanding the sources of Chinese conduct has become a central issue in international relations. Indeed, better understanding of China’s foreign policy motivations may help prevent relations between China and the United States from hardening into rigid and antagonistic postures.”
Click HERE for the rest of the article about China’s current internal debate about its identity.
To add some current affairs to what we’ve been reading about 20th century Latin American history, here’s a recent article from Aljazeera that discusses the current situation in El Salvador in light of its bloody and tempestuous past. Notice the talk of social justice, the current societal divisions between rich and poor, and the ongoing influence of America in the region. Click HERE to read the article.
For Tuesday you should be done the following:
- Finish evaluating your third Change/Continuity Over Time essay. Print out the rubric from the website; be sure to include comments.
- Do the Latin American 2oth C. questions. They’re posted in the chapter 32 section.
- Read, read, read. Think, think, think. The final exam is imminent. Start dedicating yourself now to ensure your success. Do your best to understand the complicated but fascinating historical story we’ve been studying since the beginning of the year.
Analyze the changes and continuities in labor systems between 1750 and 1914 in ONE of the following areas. In your analysis, be sure to discuss the causes of the changes and the reasons for the continuities:
Latin America and the Caribbean
You’ve heard of soft and hard power, right? Well, the man who developed these terms, Joseph S. Nye, a former US Assistant Secretary of Defense and professor at Harvard University has extended these ideas for the 21st century.
“As Arab regimes struggle with demonstrations fueled by Twitter and Al Jazeera, and American diplomats try to understand the impact of WikiLeaks, it is clear that this global information age will require a more sophisticated understanding of how power works in world politics.”
Read the rest of the article HERE.