History of the U.S. and Its Colonial Origins: 20th Century
Each prompt should be answered with 1,000 to 1,200 words. Please double-space your
paper and include reasonable margins and page numbers.
EVERY PAPER WILL BE RUN THROUGH TURNITIN.
Please choose two of the following prompts to answer:
What is NSC-68? Was it the driving policy behind all U.S. interventions from the Truman
Era to the Reagan Era? If not, what other factors drove U.S. interventions during the Cold
War era? To answer this question, discuss at minimum the following U.S. interventions:
Korea (1950), Iran (1953), Guatemala (1954), Congo (1961), Vietnam, Chile (1973), and
Central America (1980s).
How did the U.S. transform from an expansive welfare state in the 1960s to neoliberalism
in the 1970s and ‘80s? What impact has neoliberal policies of the last four decades had on
inequality, labor, immigration, finance, race, and democracy? [Note: make sure you
define your terms (i.e., ‘neoliberalism’), and be mindful of the fact that changes do not
always occur from the top down.]
In what ways had the Civil Rights Movement, feminist movements, anti-war, Gay
Liberation, urban radicalism [e.g., Black Panthers, Young Lords, Brown Berets, etc.], and
student protests expanded democracy in the U.S.? What were some of the goals they
failed to achieve (or were rolled back) by the end of the 1970s? How do these movements
compare with the anti-globalization movement, post-9/11 antiwar protests, immigrant
rights, and Occupy Wall Street? What were their objectives and how have they
contributed to expanding democracy in the U.S.?
Two books are required:
Give Me Liberty! An American History (Vol. 2), Third Edition, Eric Foner (W. W. Norton & Company)
Voices of Freedom: A Documentary History (Vol. 2), Third Edition, Eric Foner (W. W. Norton & Company)
I will also upload the lecture through the dropbox . see the attach file. This is my final paper which instructor is expect to see how we learn from the lecture and textbook that I list above. please take a glance of the lecture from lesson 13 to 18. There is also an screening of this class , Inside Job
2010, Directed by Charles Ferguson
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