Project #90904 - American Society from 1865

Choose *one* of the following topics listed below and compose a *five to seven* page essay using specific examples and supporting details pertaining to the objectives.  Be sure to cite (in APA format) any resources that you use, including your textbook.

  • What were the goals of the Progressive movement? How did Progressivism affect social class and American life in general? Give at least three specific individuals and look at how they used Progressivism to change American life.
  • How did racial and ethnic issues shape American life between the Reconstruction era and the First World War? Provide at least three specific examples of racial or ethnic concerns in this era.
  • Discuss the rise of the Civil Rights Movement between 1955 and 1970.
    • Be certain to address the following issues:
      • The split in the movement between disciples of Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X
      • Successes and failures in achieving political, social, and economic equality
  • Discuss the rise of the counterculture between the 1950s and 1970s.
    • What role did the Cold War play in the development of this counterculture?
    • How did the anti-war movement reflect the development of the counterculture?
    • Discuss at least 3 specific events in which the counterculture played a prominent role.
  • Trace the evolution of the Cold War between 1945 and 1990
    • How was it influenced by the policies of particular presidents?
    • Discuss at least 3 specific examples of heightened Cold War tension between the United States and the USSR.


Writing Requirements (APA format)

    - 5-7 pages, not including title page or references page

    - 1-inch margins

    - Double spaced

    - 12 point Times New Roman font

    - Cover page with topic and name of student

    - References page

    - No abstract needed                                     

This activity will be graded using the Written Assignment Grading Rubric.


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Due By (Pacific Time) 12/04/2015 11:00 pm
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