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Choose any question below and provide an essay response. The response should be between 400 and 500 words. As you can read in the questions, you will need to consider several chapters of material found in this section when providing your response.
Answer one (1) question.
Between 1890 and 1920, what did progressive reformers believe needed repair in America? How did they seek to address these issues? In what way(s) was the New Deal a continuation of progressivism?
What were the domestic and foreign consequences of Americas involvement in the Great War? Extend your analysis into the 1920s.
How and why did Americans become consumers of products, entertainment, sports, culture in the 1920s?
What changes did women in America experience following the Great War (through to the Second World War)?
What changed and what remained constant for African Americans between the 1920s and 1940s.
What was the Modernist revolt and what were its long-term consequences?
In what ways did the US turn more conservative in the 1920s? Was this reflected in the political choices made by Americans?
What accounts for Americas isolation in foreign affairs between the end of the Great War (1918) and 1941? Provide specific examples.
Herbert Hoover and Franklin D. Roosevelt both served as president during the Great Depression. Assess each mans approach to solving the crisis. Who had the better plan? Why?
How did German, Italian, and Japanese actions lead to the outbreak of war in Europe and Asia?
Why was the American contribution to the Allied effort crucial to victory in the Second World War?
Why was World War II an important event in the lives of women, African Americans, Mexicans, and other other minorities?