Harry S Truman History Study Guide

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Register to read the introduction… Harry S Truman was a realistic, pragmatic President who skillfully led the American people against tile menace posed by the Soviet Union. Assess the validity of this generalization for President Truman's foreign policy. (84)

51. How do you account for the appeal of McCarthyism in the United States in the era following the Second World War? (97)

52. Compare and contrast United States society in the 1920s and 1950s with respect to TWO of the following: race relations role of women consumerism (2003)

53. Analyze the ways in which TWO of the following contributed to the changes in women's lives in the United States in the mid-twentieth century.
Wars Literature Medical and/or technological advances (2005B)

54. While the United States appeared to be dominated by consensus and conformity in the 1950s, some Americans reacted against the status quo. Analyze the critiques of United States society made by TWO of the following:
Youth Civil Rights Activists Intellectuals (2006)

1960's to the Present
55. Controversy between integrationist and separatist viewpoints has long been a dominant theme within the black community. Analyze the controversy among blacks for the period 1920 -1970.
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What accounted for the growth between 1940 and 1965 of popular and governmental concern for the position of Blacks in American society? (85)

58. Social dislocations resulting from wartime conditions frequently bring lasting change within a society. Evaluate the relevance of this generalization to American society in the twentieth century in view of the experience of Blacks AND women. (87)

59. Foreign affairs rather than domestic issues shaped presidential politics in the election year 1968. Assess the validity of this statement with specific reference to foreign and domestic issues. (90)

60. In what ways did the Great Society resemble the New Deal in its origins, goals, and social and political legacy? Cite specific programs and policies in support of your arguments. (92)

61. 1968 was a turning point for the United States. To what extent is this an accurate assessment? In your answer, discuss TWO of the following:
National Politics Vietnam War Civil Rights (98)

62. Assess the success of the United States policy of containment in Asia between 1945 and 1975. (99)

63. How did the African American Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s address the failures of Reconstruction?

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