BRYAN, MCKINLEY, THEODORE ROOSEVELT, SQUARE DEAL, PANAMA CANAL, TAFT,
LA FOLLETTE, BULL MOOSE PARTY, WILSON, FEDERAL RESERVE ACT
FOURTEEN POINTS, LEAGUE OF
NATIONS, GEORGE CREEL, KKK, BIRTH OF A NATION, AMENDMENT XIX, AMENDMENT
PROHIBITION, HARDING, COOLIDGE, SACCO AND VANZETTI, SCOPES TRIAL,
BRYAN, ANDREW MELLON, HOOVER
FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT, NEW DEAL, FIRESIDE CHATS, WPA, (FDIC), (SEC), CCC,
NATIONAL RECOVERY ACT, AGRICULTURAL ADJUSTMENT ACT, (FHA)
NYE COMMISSION, NEUTRALITY ACTS, LEND-LEASE, STALIN, PEARL HARBOR,
NORMANDY INVASION, HIROSHIMA
(COLD WAR), YALTA, POTSDAM, TRUMAN, MARSHALL PLAN, KOREAN WAR,
EISENHOWER, (MCCARTHY), DIEM, CASTRO, SPUTNIK, JOE KENNEDY, JACK
KENNEDY, NEW FRONTIER, ICH BIN EIN BERLINER, CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS, BAY
POTENTIAL ESSAY QUESTIONS:
1. In the early years of the 20th century, crusaders of various
types (including three "progressive" presidents) took on all of the
many evils plaguing American society-- crime,
disease, corruption, poverty, ignorance, and injustice--and won!
At least, sort of. Comment.
2. Wars change things, and big wars change things a lot.
War I changed America--or at least hastened the pace of change.
of these changes might have been good, but there was a sinister side to
some of what was going on as well. Comment.
2. While there is a general consensus on which figures and events
of the 1920's and 1930's are particularly important, there are major
differences in interpreting just about every one of these figures and
3. Franklin D. Roosevelt promised the American people a "new
deal," and he gave them just that. Roosevelt's presidency saw
many fundamental changes in the American political system. These
changes made Roosevelt a hero to many, and Roosevelt is one of the most
loved presidents in American history--with good reason. But many
would argue that Roosevelt's "New Deal" was a raw deal, and Roosevelt
also has the distinction of being one of the most hated of American
presidents--with good reason! Comment.
4. During the period after World War I, Americans tended to regard that
war as a great mistake, and they were determined not to make such a
mistake again. America’s refusal to get involved in foreign
conflicts made it seem like the country would forever be a pacifist,
isolationist, and even cowardly nation. World War II showed that
this was not quite the case. Comment.
5. During the years that followed World War II, America reluctantly
accepted its responsibilities as a major player in world affairs.
Despite sometimes disappointing leadership and more than a few major
blunders, the country was still moderately successful in leading the
free world through the difficult years of what is often called the Cold