America history

For every question, use one or two paragraphs to answer it. Don’t make this like a float essay.


1. How social movements such as the labor movement, the feminist movement (1st and 2nd waves), the civil rights movement, the Chicano movement, the conservative movement, and the gay liberation movement changed the nation. Were they successful? Why? Why not?


2.The history of liberalism and conservatism in the 20th and early 21st centuries. What are the similarities/differences in the two ideologies? When/why did they become influential? How have they changed over time? When/why did they lose favor (if ever)?


3.The changing statuses of racial minorities, women, immigrants, members of the LGBTQ community, and other marginalized groups during the 20th and early 21st centuries.


4.The role of fear in shaping American politics, culture, and society.


5.The meanings and significance of mass migrations in American history, including migrations from other parts of the world, the two Great Migrations, suburban migrations, etc


6.The changing statuses of workers and the poor during the 20th and early 21st centuries.


7.The extent to which social and cultural differences have divided Americans since 1900.



8.The changing boundaries (who is included, who isn’t) and meanings of American citizenship and belonging during the 20th and early 21st centuries. How have the definitions and obligations of citizenship changed over time? How have popular American values changed (or not) regarding the boundaries of citizenship? Is the story of American citizenship one of steady progress, regression (moving backward), or some combination of the two? Explain.

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