Ashford University South Afri

1. Based on your readings, what were some different ways South Africans resisted apartheid laws?

use source :

  • Crais and McClendon. The South Africa Reader: History, Culture, Politics
    • Chapter 7

2. Listen to Nelson Mandela, 1964: ‘I am prepared to die’ – the audio recording of the speech at his sabotage trial and respond to the following.

Why do you think Nelson Mandela became the face of so many different anti-apartheid groups? What do you think made him an effective leader?

Econ 294:

1. Identify and describe the current state of the health care industry or a particular segment of the healthcare industry using the Microeconomic concepts and tools we have studied this semester. You will find an overview of the economics of health care in chapter 30 and a discussion of Medicare in Chapter 5. For this week, you will want to supplement this reading with research from a newspaper or news magazine or from a reputable online source that deals with U.S. Healthcare. (Source to use)

For this week your post should:

  1. List the pros and cons related to the current system in place in the United States along with a short explanation of health insurance and how it relates to this debate.
  2. Apply either supply and demand analysis (week 2 material) or elasticity analysis (week 3 material) or the examination of market structures (weeks 4-5 material).
  3. Develop your own solution to this social issue, but you must understand and explain the economic costs of your decision.

His 121: Source –

  • Of the People with Sources: Chapters 12 and 13

Primary Sources

  • 12.1 Chief John Ross, The Petition and Memorial of the Delegates and Representatives of the Cherokee Nation (1840)
  • 13.3 James H. Hammond, Speech On The Admission Of Kansas (1858)
  • 13.4 Abraham Lincoln, Speech at Springfield, Illinois

1.The events leading up to the issues of slavery in the 1850s began when the Constitution included the Three-Fifths Compromise, confirmed that the slave trade could continue until 1808, and included a clause requiring states to return runaway slaves. However, the events of the 1850s brought slavery to the forefront of national politics and social reform. Which event(s) in this period did the most to push the nation toward civil war (the Wilmot Proviso, the Compromise of 1850, the Kansas-Nebraska Act, the debate over the Lecompton Constitution, the Fugitive Slave Act, the Dred Scott Decision)? Explain your answer with specific examples from your assigned reading and media.

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