second world war reshape american society H u m a n i t i e s

second world war reshape american society H u m a n i t i e s

Please answer two of the following questions in essay format. Your answers will need to be typed, double spaced, Times New Roman 12pt Font, with 1 inch margins. In addition, you will need to cite from the lecture, your textbook, and readings using footnotes in Turabian style (see the posted video and consult http:// (Links to an external site.) for more assistance). 

  1. Examine the origins and development of the Cold War from 1945 to 1962. What caused the Cold War? What drove the mistrust? How did technology play a role in making the Cold War a unique point in both American and European history? What effect did the Cold War have on American society, and what do you see as the key events of the period?
  2. Explain the origins and development of the Civil Rights movement from 1945 to 1963. What started a push for Civil Rights during this era? How did people in both the North and South treat African Americans? What role did the government play in advancing either Civil Rights or Segregation? What were the key moments of the movement, and how successful were African Americans at gaining equal rights during this time?
  3. Discuss American foreign policy during the period 1945-1962. How was it radically different than in previous eras? What role did the Cold War play on American policy, and how did American policy shape the Cold War? Explain how American policy affected both Europe and Asia during this time frame. What was the reaction at home to American foreign policy developments?
  4. Examine the transitions in American society 1945-1962. How did the Second World War reshape American society? What was the “post war consensus”? Discuss how women and African Americans were treated, as well as the image that American society wanted to portray in the 1950s. How did the Civil Rights movement and the Cold War affect American society and progress during this time? Try to give as detailed an account of American society as possible during this time.


Branch, The King Years (Any version)
Brands, American Dreams: The United States Since 1945

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