Address each of the following in at least 100 words: What was the Cold War, and
Address each of the following in at least 100 words: What was the Cold War, and why was it important? Why do you think so many Americans believed Senator McCarthy? Would Americans today be more or less likely to believe his accusations? Why was Jim Crow vulnerable in the 1950s when it had been resistant to change for so long? What strategies did supporters of civil rights use to challenge Jim Crow? Why is 1968 considered “the year of the student”? How did the occupation at Columbia University embody the sentiment of student radicalism? What aspect of this event was a catalyst for the women’s liberation movement? How and why did the public’s view of the Vietnam War change over time? If you were a college student in the late 1960s, how do you think you might have viewed and responded to the war? Should President Nixon have been impeached or faced criminal charges? What lessons – if any – should we learn from Watergate? When you review the long sweep of U.S. history, do you think the country’s “best days” are ahead of us or behind us? Why?

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