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Below, you will find two banks of essay questions.  On the exam, I will provide you with two banks of essay questions, and I will expect you to answer the short answer questions from one of those two essay banks.

1) The Cold War

Par1.How did George Kennan describe the Soviet Union’s approach to foreign affairs after World War II?  How were the Truman Doctrine and the Marshall Plan designed to follow Kennan’s suggestions?

Part 2 Why did North Korea invade South Korea, and why did the United States support South Korea?  Why were the Soviet Union and the United States confronting each other in proxy wars rather than directly?  

Part3 How did the fear of foreign communism help to shape the post-war economy, and how did communism change American culture?  Why were many concerned that the effort to fight communism overseas may have a negative impact on freedom and democracy at home?

Part4 Why did Johnson escalate America’s commitment in Vietnam, and why did many Americans feel that their government was not telling them the whole truth about the war?  How did many in the younger generation respond to their frustrations with the Vietnam War?

Part 5How did Richard Nixon respond to worldwide communism?  What did Nixon’s anti-communism look like in Latin America?  How did Nixon deal with the Soviet Union and China?

Part 6 Why did many Americans feel that Carter’s stance on foreign policy was weak?  How did Reagan change America’s foreign policy after he took office?

Part 7 How has America’s international presence changed since the fall of the Soviet Union?

2) The Fall of the New Deal Coalition

Part 1 How did promoters suggest that suburbs around Oakland would improve urban America?  Part 2 Why were the interests of commercial promoters, white suburbanites, government officials, and African Americans sometimes at odds with each other?  

Part 3 How dominating a force is mass culture as represented on 1950s television screens?  Might mass media be a source for liberation as well as control?

Part 4 Why did some businesses feel that government intervention in the economy was a good thing?  Why did the government continue to spend money on the military and military research?  How did this spending encourage consumerism during the Cold War?

Part 5 Why were American businesses at a competitive advantage in the 1950s?  What had happened to other industrialized nations around the globe?  What happened in the 1960s and 1970s that limited American business’s competitive advantages?

Part 6  How was the “sit-in” movement of 1960 an outgrowth of earlier protests?  What major differences divided the various groups—SNCC, SCLC, NAACP, CORE, and others—that were active in protesting against white supremacy in the 1960s?

Part 7  What were the policies of Lyndon Johnson? Why were so many people around the nation upset with Johnson in 1968?

Why did many suburbanites grow suspicious of government intervention in the economy during the 1960s?

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