Midterm history essay

MIDTERM EXAM HISTORY 140C PROF. MARY F. COREY FALL ‘19

A HARD COPY OF THE EXAM IS DUE IN CLASS ON NOVEMBER 5TH

ANSWER QUESTION A. THEN CHOOSE TWO QUESTIONS FROM SECTION B.
PAPERS SHOULD BE DOUBLE-SPACED AND TYPED. CITATIONS SHOULD APPEAR IN PARENTHETICAL FORM: (CHAFE, P. 29.) YOU CAN CITE MY LECTURES SIMPLY BY SAYING (COREY, LECTURE.) IF YOU USE OUTSIDE SOURCES YOU WILL NEED A BIBLIOGRAPHY. IF YOU FIND YOURSELF REPEATING YOURSELF IN YOUR SECOND QUESTION FROM PART B STOP AND CHOOSE A DIFFERENT QUESTION.

EACH ANSWER SHOULD HAVE A THESIS STATEMENT THAT IS NO LONGER THAN TWO SENTENCES PRINTED IN BOLDFACE. PLEASE RESTATE THE PROMPT AT THE TOP OF YOUR ANSWERS. 2 POINTS WILL BE DEDUCTED IF YOU FAIL TO HAVE A THESIS PRINTED IN BOLD AND 2 POINTS WILL BE DEDUCTED IF YOU FAIL TO RESTATE THE PROMPT AT THE TOP OF THE ESSAY. QUESTIONS MUST BE STAPLED TOGETHER. ALL PAPERS MUST BE ENTERED INTO TURNITIN AS ONE DOCUMENT. QUESTION A IS WORTH 20 POINTS. EACH ANSWER FROM SECTION B IS WORTH 40 POINTS

PLEASE KEEP A COPY OF YOUR EXAM FOR YOUR FILES. A HARD COPY IS DUE IN CLASS ON NOVEMBER 5TH

A:
WHAT IS THE MYTH OF PRUITT-IGOE? BE SURE TO INCLUDE A DISCUSSION OF STRUCTURAL RACISM/POVERTY IN YOUR ANSWER. MANDATORY (20 PTS. 2-3 PAGES.)

B: CHOOSE TWO (EACH QUESTION IS WORTH 40 PTS AND EACH ANSWER SHOULD BE 3-4 PAGES.)

1. WHAT IS LIBERAL CONSENSUS AND WHAT HAPPENED TO IT?

2. USING NOTES FROM LECTURE, THE TEXTS, INCLUDING)JAMES BALDWIN’S THE FIRE NEXT TIME) AND THE FILM FOUR LITTLE GIRLS WRITE AN ESSAY ABOUT THE CLASSICAL PHASE OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT AND THE CHANGE IN CONSCIOUSNESS IT PRODUCED AMONG BLACK AND WHITE AMERICANS. BE SURE TO INCLUDE A DISCUSSION OF ITS TACTICS, ITS IMPACT ON WHITE LIBERALS, ITS TRIUMPHS AND ITS LIMITATIONS.

3. MANY AMERICANS FELT IN THE YEARS AFTER WORLD WAR TWO, THAT THE AMERICAN DREAM WAS COMING TRUE. DISCUSS.

4.WRITE AN ESSAY DESCRIBING THE FOUR PROCESSES SET IN MOTION BY THE END OF WORLD WAR TWO AND EXPLAIN HOW THEY LED BOTH TO THE WAR IN VIETNAM AND THE CLASH BETWEEN THE WAR IN INDOCHINA AND LBJ’S HOPES FOR “A GREAT SOCIETY.”

5. DESCRIBE THE IMPACT OF THE ASSASSINATION OF JFK ON THE NATION, INCLUDING THE POLITICAL ATMOSPHERE IN THE UNITED STATES IN THE AFTERMATH OF THE MURDER. WAS THERE A LONG TERM IMPACT RELATED TO KENNEDY’S DEATH.?

6. WHY IS LYNDON B. JOHNSON SO OFTEN DEPICTED AS A TRAGIC FIGURE. IN ANSWERING THIS QUESTION GIVE SOME THOUGHT TO ALTERATIONS IN THE ROLE OF THE PRESIDENT IN THE 20TH CENTURY AND HOW THESE CHANGES PLAYED PUT IN JOHNSON’S ADMINISTRATION

7. DID THE AFFLUENCE OF THE 1950S CREATE THE DISSENT OF THE 1960S? WHY OR WHY NOT? IN YOUR ANSWER, CONSIDER THE GROWTH OF SUBURBIA, THE EXPANSION OF HIGHER EDUCATION, THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT, AND THE EFFECTS OF TELEVISION UPON THE AMERICAN PUBLIC.

NOTE: QUESTIONS 8 AND 9 DEAL WITH VIETNAM. IF WE COMPLETE OUR VIETNAM UNIT YOU CAN ANSWER ONE OF THEM ON THE MIDTERM. IF WE DO NOT COMPLETE THE UNIT THESE TWO QUESTIONS WILL BE ON THE FINAL.

8. USING MATERIAL FROM TEXTS, LECTURES, AND HEARTS AND MINDS DISCUSS HOW THE COLD WAR AND THE REALITY OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS INFORMED BOTH AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY AND DOMESTIC POLICY FROM THE END OF WWII UP TO, AND INCLUDING, THE WAR IN VIETNAM.

9. WHY WERE WE IN VIETNAM? DISCUSS. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS ANSWER IS WAY MORE COMPLEX THAN A SUPERFICIAL CLAIM THAT WE WERE THERE TO “CONTAIN COMMUNISM” ALTHOUGH CERTAINLY THAT IS PART OF THE EQUATION.