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Within the Discussion Board area, write 400 to 600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas. Identify an important person of the past whose legacy shapes current events in America. In this Discussion Board, introduce the person and tell the class whom you have chosen to have a conversation with regarding American history. Who is this person? What do you know thus far of the life that he or she has lived? What type of questions do you intend to pose to this person? What type of responses to you think he or she might provide?

Select 2 of the following events in post World War II American history: Elvis Presley and the rise of rock and roll in the 1950s The Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s The assassination of John F. Kennedy The assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. American involvement in Vietnam The presidential crisis of Watergate The oil embargo of the 1970s The election of Ronald Reagan The 1986 disaster of the Space Shuttle Challenger The Technological Revolution and the invention of the personal computer The outcome of the 2000 Presidential election and the Supreme Court decision of Bush vs. Gore The events surrounding September 11, 2001 Briefly describe these 2 events and discuss the significance that they had on American life and culture. How would the present be different if these events had not happened or if they had happened differently? Provide support for your answer.

What are some potential strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats that a business should consider when doing a SWOT analysis? How should a business benefit from undergoing this type of critical analysis? Please provide specific examples. 150 to 300 words.

Describe how to find the interest rate or number of years for a lump sum investment using a financial calculator or Excel. Give specific step by step instructions.
Explain how compounding works. Discuss the advantages of compounding for borrowers of capital and how this impacts lenders of capital.
Explain what a mortgage amortization schedule is used for, who would use these, and what information it provides.