Monday, June 2, 2014

United States History Final

United States History Final

Civil Rights:

The Brown decision called for school desegregation to happen with "all deliberate speed." How quickly — and how fully — do you think schools de-segregated? Explain.

Who is Emmett Till? How is his story an example of southern backlash against African American progress?

Who is the woman in the photograph below and what event did she inspire?

Who were the Little Rock Nine and what did they accomplish?

Why did King write his “Letter from Birmingham Jail”?

What reasons did King give for coming to Birmingham?

Why does King use nonviolent direct-action as a means of bringing about change?

What historic event is pictured below? Tell me what you remember about this event.

What was the purpose/goal(s) behind the March on Washington?

Did the march achieve its purpose/goal(s)? Explain.

Cold War:

What is the difference between a “hot” war and a “cold” war?

What was a blacklist? How did political witch-hunts result in these lists?

What was the Bay of Pigs Invasion? Name the countries and leaders involved.

How did the invasion end and how did it affect U.S.-Cuba relations?

Name the two world leaders depicted in the cartoon below and tell me what Cold War event this cartoon is referencing.

List the four counties involved in the crisis depicted in the political cartoon above.

How was this crisis resolved?

What is the “domino theory?” How did this theory influence American foreign policy in the 1960s?

Vietnam War:
How and why did the United States get involved in the Vietnam War?

Briefly discuss the role the media played in shaping public perception about the war in Vietnam.

What was the message this political cartoonist was trying to convey? 

Women’s Rights Movement:
Briefly discuss the circumstances in which the Women's Suffrage Movement got its inspiration from the Abolitionist Movement and how the Women's Liberation Movement got its inspiration from the Civil Rights Movement.

Discuss gender roles in the 1950s. Why were these roles so rigid? How have these roles changed since the Women’s Movement of the 60s and 70s.








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