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Midterm Study Questions - History 17 C Midterm Study...

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History 17 C Midterm Study Questions 1. Many historians credit the New Deal coalition—and the New Deal itself—with ushering in a new era of American politics. How did the New Deal reshape politics in the first half of the 20 th Century? How was the New Deal coalition a stark departure from the past? How did the New Deal influence policy in the aftermath of World War II? Be sure to consider the role of government in shaping the economy, impacting social relations, and assuring national security. Assumption by the Gederal Government of greater responsibility for the nation's well- being 2. Select three historical events or broad historical changes between 1920 and 1956 and explain how and why radio, film, music, novels, newspapers, television or political cartoons affected some aspect of American politics, economics or ideas about race, class or gender. How did political actors, critics of policy, and political commentators use these cultural institutions in the examples you selected? 3. Commentators often characterize the United States as a land of opportunity. Pick three of the following groups, then make an argument based on the historical events you have studied in 17C about the extent to which you would characterize the U.S. as a land of opportunity for each. Pick from: Okies, farmers in the 1920s or 30s, political radicals during either the first or second Red Scare, participants in the Great Migration, women during World War II and the following decade, unskilled workers in the 20s or 30s, suburban families of the 1950s, veterans of World War I or World War II. 4. Examine the Great Migration and the Okie Migration and compare and contrast the push and pull factors that motivated the quests of the respective groups.
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This note was uploaded on 11/02/2010 for the course HIST 17c taught by Professor Kaulman during the Spring '07 term at UCSB.

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