Friday, February 10, 2012

Democratizing Twentieth Century America Homework - Due Mon, Feb 13

1) Finish reading - Fighting the Four Freedoms

2) Take notes in notebook; notes will be graded on a four point scale. Notes should show evidence of use of nonfiction text note-taking strategies:

- chunked summaries with titles
- important people
- important events
- important businesses, agencies, organizations and institutions
- numerical/statistical data
- connections to EQ (The Civil Rights Movement-Why Then); connections to other texts (Zinn)

3) Read Zinn pgs 424-432 (end of the page)

4) Identify each of the following terms. For each, describe in your own words and provide a supporting quote from the text:

New World Order/Organization of nations after war
Korean War
Harry Truman (don't tell me 'we already did this'. I'd like you to discuss Zinn's perspective)
Truman Doctrine
Chiang Kai-shek
National Consensus/Cold War Consensus
Berlin Airlift
Increasing Nationalism in African Nations
Joseph McCarthy/McCarthyism **(two quotes)
Liberals and the Red Scare

5) The post WWII period is considered a point of "ideological realignment" in the United States? Why do you think this is so?

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