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1.How did mass media (radio, theatre, newspapers, etc.) produce a national culture in the 1920’s? What were thepro’s and con’s of this?2.The 19thAmendment ensured women’s right to vote in 1920.What other developments in the 1920’s helpedcreate a “modern”- untraditional image for women?3.Besides teaching creationism in schools, what other issues did traditionalists promote in the 1920’s?
4.The contemporary “culture war” is no longer divided along a rural-urban axis, but does embody the strugglebetween faith-based and secular interests.Other than the creationism/evolution debate, which issue do you feel isthe most contentious in our time?How does history suggest this will be ultimately resolved?Chapter 8- Einstein’s LetterDiscussion Questions:1.Why was atomic research politically unpopular in the early years of WWII?2.What were the primary arguments for and against the use of the atomic bomb?3.For decades before 1945, American foreign policy wavered between isolationism and assertive internationalaction.As Gillon writes, that all changed as the U.S. was forced to “abandon its instinctive isolationism andassume the responsibilities of a global superpower.” (196)Explain this concept.4.The atomic bomb did more than initiate the Cold War. Identify political, economic, and social effects on theUnited States (domestically) during the atomic age.5.To what extent was Eisenhower right about the “military-industrial complex”? Has this threat disappeared nowthat the Cold War is over?Chapter 9- When America Was RockedDiscussion Questions:1.How was the Cold War a contributing cause to the widespread social conformity of the 1950’s?2.Gillon writes that Elvis Presley’s talent was insufficient to attain such popularity: “It was the synthesis of blackblues and white country music, the mixing of a white face and poor black music, that made him so unique and sothreatening.”Explain this statement.3.Why was it ironic that television would be such an important medium for the spread of rock ‘n’ roll in the 1950’s?4.Rank the following factors in terms of their affect on the emergence of the “youth culture” if the 1950’s.Supportyour response with at least threespecific examples.Economic prosperity (e.g., higher average income)TelevisionRace music (aka, rock ‘n’ roll)Cold War
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Emancipation Proclamation, Articles of Confederation, Thirteen Colonies, Native Americans in the United States, Steven M Gillon

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