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Choose ONE (1) of the following questions. Your answers should be detailed and address all parts of the question. Content length may vary for each question, but your answers should be minimum 5-7 pages (double-spaced, size 12 Font) for each. Please refer to pages 3-4 of the Syllabus for section on Grading Criteria for writing assignments, specifically on MLA Format and use of footnote citations. 1. How did the American people’s perceptions of the role of government—its powers and responsibilities—change in the 1930s because of the New Deal programs? o Cite examples from those programs to illustrate your points. o How was this changed role a departure from the role the federal government had held before the Great Depression era? o Be sure to include examples from the primary source readings to illustrate your points. 2. What were the effects of World War II on American women and minority groups (including African Americans, Japanese Americans, Native Americans, Hispanic Americans) in the United States? o Would you describe the overall effects as positive, negative, or some mixture? Why? o Be sure to include examples from the primary source readings to illustrate your points. 3. Discuss the United States’ foreign policy of containment instituted after WWII. What global ideology was trying to be “contained”? o What were the results of this policy as evidenced by the US involvement in both the Korean War and Vietnam War? Could it be considered successful? Why or why not? o Be sure to include examples from the primary source readings to illustrate your points. 4. Describe the Red Scare that followed the end of World War II. Why were Americans so terrified of Communist infiltration during the Cold War? o What impact did the Red hunts of the late 1940s and early 1950s have on American politics and society? o Be sure to include examples from the primary source readings to illustrate your points. 5. Choose two U.S. Presidents from the following: Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, and Reagan. Consider that each of these presidents served during the Cold War era. o Compare their foreign and domestic policies in light of the Cold War and also the cultural/social politics present in their era. o Be sure to use examples from the primary source readings to illustrate your points. 6. Compare the philosophies and styles of Martin Luther King Jr. and the leaders of the black power movement, including Malcolm X and those leaders associated with the SNCC in the 1970s. o What were each leader’s goals for the black community? How did each measure success of these goals? o Be sure to include examples from the primary source readings to illustrate your points. 7. Detail the New Left and counterculture movements in America during the 1960s. o What were the origins of each movement and their significant leaders? o In what ways were these two movements both similar and different? o In what ways were the New Left and the counterculture influenced by or had an impact on, the civil rights movement, the women’s movement, and the opposition to the war in Vietnam? o Be sure to include examples from the primary source readings to illustrate your points. 8. What factors in the late 1970s contributed to the rise of Republican political success in the early 1980s (namely the election of Ronald Reagan as president and the Reagan Revolution)? Consider all relevant cultural, social, and political factors. o Be sure to include examples from the primary source readings to illustrate your points. o In what ways are these elements still apparent in current American politics? Which ever question you choose i will provide the primary reading sources.

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