Friday, February 13, 2015

Democratizing Twentieth Century America - Homework Due Tues (not that it really makes a difference), Feb 24

1) Finish reading the Franklin packet and answer the following questions (pgs 492 - 504)
a) Discuss the context and significance of "What will Berlin say?"
b) Discuss actions taken by the Federal government to promote equal opportunities in the defense industries.
c) What was the OPA? How did it impact the lives of some African Americans?
d) Discuss the problems that arose from changing demographics in cities such as Detroit.
e) Why were some blacks resentful of Joe Louis?
f) Identify: Double V Campaign - What was it, and why is it significant?
g) Compare your notes in from Why We Fight with the discussion of the Office of War Information in this text. How does this impact what you already believed about the Office?
h) Do a primary source analysis for the Walter White excerpt on the top of 498.
i) Discuss African Americans' feelings about the San Francisco Conference.
j) Why was the establishment of the United Nations significant in the context of the incipient Civil Rights Movement? Use evidence from the text to support your answer.
i) Why might one argue international events helped to provoke the Civil Rights Movement?

2) Read Zinn chap 16 pg 407 - 424. Identify the each of the following terms. Consider the significance of each. How does the term relate to the essential question for the unit? Provide at least one quote from the text to support your notes for each term:

a) Atlantic Charter
b) Socialist Workers Party
c) Smith Act
d) Attitudes toward Japanese
e) Air raids/bombings
d) Hiroshima/Nagasaki
f) Manhattan Project
g) Executive Order 9066

3. Answer each of the following questions. Provide one or two quotes from the text to support your answer.

a) What evidence does Zinn provide to suggest WWII was about imperialism?

b) Discuss the foreign policy stance taken by the U.S. prior to the invasion of Pearl Harbor.

c) How was WWII a "war to save capitalism?"

c) How did WWII affect workers and unions?

d) How can it be argued that WWII was a catalyst for the Civil Rights Movement?

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