Chapter 28 and the primary documents cover the meeting of two distinct groups: the Civil
Rights' activists and some Southern African-American communities. What potential cultural
clash can you gather from the documents? How would you explain them?
Based on your reading of Chapter 23 and of the primary document, how do you
think that the Scopes Trial widened the cultural gap between urban and rural
I believe that the Scopes Trial was used as an opportunity to make fundamentalist
and rural p
1. What do you think was appealing to the
American people in the "civilizing mission" of the
The set of primary documents assigned for this week were all written or distributed during
the First World War. How do you think that the war inspired or exacerbated the array of
opinions regarding Americans' reproductive rights?
I believe that war had ma
Based on your reading of Chapter 27 and of the primary documents, was the Midcentury "youth"
a source of anxiety or a source of excitement in America? Think about the perspectives of
parents, consumers, and businesses.
I personally believe that the midcen
Would you say that there was a contradiction between the American goal of fighting for
democracy abroad in the Second World War and the American racial realities at the domestic
level? Why or why not?
There was definitely a contradiction between the Ameri
In what sense were depression era writings hopeful or despairing? Did the
writings call for collective or individual action and how can you tell?
There is definitely a sense of despair when reading these documents. Not much hope
at all. When the depressio
How and why did Harry Truman try to scare the hell out of the American people?
Harry Truman tried to scare the hell out of the American people because he needed the
cooperation of Congress to provide aid for these countries that would otherwise be helples