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3.2.8 Practice: Middle-Class Values in the 1950s Practice AP U.S. History Sem 2 Points Possible: 40 Name: Kevin Hou Date: This practice assignment is worth 40 points. To get the best grade possible, review the scoring rubric below and follow the instructions in the assignment closely. The assignment has two parts: First you will write a paragraph synthesizing your knowledge of the culture of postwar America. Then you will research and curate a collection of photographs that support the thesis of your synthesis. At this point in the course, you should have a pretty good understanding of the way American culture changed during the 1950s and '60s. If you need to review, read (or reread) the pages listed below in the textbook you are using for this course: Textbook Materials Textbook Pages Alan Brinkley's American History , 14th AP edition Chap. 28: The Affluent Society, pp. 780–798
James Henretta's America's History , 8th edition Chap. 26: Triumph of the Middle Class, pp. 838–865 George Tindall's America: A Narrative History , 9th edition Chap. 30: Affluence and Anxiety in an Atomic Age, pp. 1,246–1,273 Based on your knowledge of the 1950s and '60s in the United States, write a synthesis statement that addresses the following question: To what extent was the postwar era (1945 – 1963) an innocent and happy time period in American history?

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