Project #31486 - American History

Paper Assignment #2

 

Papers are due by 11pm on May 22nd.  No late papers will be accepted.

 

Papers should be at least 4 pages in length (cover pages don’t count!).  Papers longer than six pages will not be accepted.  Papers should be typed, double-spaced in Times New Roman 12pt font and should have standard margins.  You must use evidence from the textbook and the modules in your paper.  Please cite this information.*  Papers will be evaluated on your use of compelling evidence as well as the absence or presence of a well-reasoned, interesting, and clearly articulated argument.   This paper is basically taking the place of an Essay-based midterm exam.  So do not think about the minimum you can do to get by on this assignment – this is an opportunity for you to display what you have learned thus far in the course. 

 

Please respond to ONE (and only one) of these questions.

 

  1.  Briefly describe American Foreign policy after WWII.  Do you think containment was a successful strategy? A necessary one? Why or why not? If you could modify US foreign policy during these decades what would you change? 

 

  1. Explain the successes and failures of the Civil Rights movement.  What accounts for the success of the Civil Rights movement between 1954 and 1965 and its failure after that year?  You should include examples of the accomplishments and demonstrate knowledge of the goals of the CRM. 

 

  1. In 1964 75% of Americans trusted the government to “do the right thing.”  Not coincidentally, the federal government in 1964 was quite liberal.  By 1998, during an extended period of government conservatism, only 1/3rd of Americans trusted the government to do the right thing.  What factor(s) accounts for the change in these numbers?

 

  1. After WWII, the US entered into the Cold War, an extended contest between democratic capitalism and communism.  While the Cold War a foreign policy issue, many scholars have argued that the Cold War shaped American culture and society during those years in dramatic and powerful ways.  What do you think are the most significant effects the Cold War had on the domestic front?

 

For none of these questions could you possibly discuss every related event or person in 4 to 5 pages.  Choose wisely.  Focus on creating a strong argument in your paper and selecting the best examples to illustrate your points.   

 

A note on plagiarism:  please acquaint yourself with the college’s policy on Academic Honesty which is available under resources.  I do not tolerate plagiarism.  Remember, any material taken word for word from the text or modules must be in quotations.  If your paper includes plagiarized sections you will receive a zero on this assignment.  You should not simply copy sections of the modules or textbook into your paper.  This paper needs to be your own work.  If you do additional research (which is NOT required) be sure to include a works cited page and to cite your research in the body of your paper.  Be careful that you do not copy passages of text from material available on the internet.  This can be tempting but it will result in a failing grade.  If you have any questions about what constitutes plagiarism, please ask me. 

 

 

*You must include in-text citations in this paper. If you use any material that hasn't been assigned for this class, you must also inclue a works cited page. Use MLA style for your citations. You can consult our library or http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/ for guidance on using MLA style.

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Due By (Pacific Time) 05/22/2014 09:00 pm
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