WEEK 9 Assignment 3: Short Essay

Write a brief essay showing how “Ignoring Alternatives” and “Ad Hominem (or “Ad Feminam”) are related fallacies.

CRITICAL THINKING – Fallacies: Formal and Informal Fallacies https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDGp04CfM4M


Response Paper #3

Please choose any two documents in the primary sources link for this chapter–included in the module–and write a 1-2 page paper (12-point font, double spaced) where you explore each of the following:


1) Who wrote these two documents?

2) What are they about?

3) How do they relate to the chapter reading you did?

4) How do they relate to each other?

5) What are some questions you have after reading these two documents?






Chapter Summary-9

In October 1929, the stock market’s overinflated values collapsed, and the Great Depression began. Its causes were complex, and its consequences were enormous. In a few short years, the 2 percent unemployment rate of the 1920s had become the 25 percent rate of 1932. The nation’s political institutions were not equipped to respond. The task overwhelmed local and private relief efforts. President Herbert Hoover’s tentative program of voluntary cooperation, big-business loans, and limited public works was activist by old standards but inadequate to the challenge. American tariffs and war-debt policy aggravated international economic problems and thereby added to domestic woes. Although the suffering of Americans, especially blacks and Hispanics, was great, most citizens clung to traditional values and resisted radical solutions. With veterans marching, farmers protesting, and millions not working, Franklin Delano Roosevelt won the presidency.

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