American History Homework Twelve

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American History Homework Twelve
Instructor: Andy Schlafly

Read the lecture first.

1. Who were the main protagonists in the "Cold War", and what was the period of this "war"?

2. Identify the two wars that caused over 50,000 American deaths which occurred between 1945 and 1980, and briefly state your view of the American role in those wars. Do you agree with our acceptance of the outcomes?

3. Pick an aspect of the Civil Rights Movement that impressed you most, and explain why.

4. President Lyndon Johnson is known best for two things. Pick one and explain why, providing a specific example to support your answer.

US Supreme Court Building

5. What do you like best about the 80th Congress? Explain.

6. Who do you think was the most important person between 1945 and 1980 in American history, and why?

7. Throughout the 1960s, what was the name used to describe the people in charge of the building pictured here, and describe their approach or ideology, mentioning at least one issue as an example.

Honors (pick 3 out of 5)

H1. What is your view of whether Muhammad Ali was entitled to a conscientious objection based on Islam?

H2. Write about any issue or debate in the lecture, or relating to the period 1945 to 1980.

H3. Your view of the ERA, please.

H4. "Over time, conservative principles and values tend to gain broader acceptance by the American people." Do you agree with respect to 1945 through 1980, or 1980 through today (take your pick)? Explain.

H5. General MacArthur's Inchon Landing: unconventional but logical thinking by a homeschooler that you've seen before? Discuss in any way you like.