More details and the rubric for how I am grading your answers can be found on th
More details and the rubric for how I am grading your answers can be found on the syllabus. All in the Family was one of the most popular television series of the 1970s. The show told the story of Archie Bunker a working-class guy from Queens who lived with his sweet, but dim-witted wife, Edith, his liberal daughter Gloria, and her Jewish husband, Michael. Often described as a “lovable bigot,” Archie clashed with Gloria and Michael over the political and social issues of the day including feminism, homosexuality, racial prejudice, and the Vietnam War. Watch the episode "Cousin Maude's Visit" (Links to an external site.) from 1971. What were the specific cultural changes that characters were reacting to in this episode? After reading Jerry Falwell (Doc. 187) and Phyllis Schlafly (Doc. 188), choose one character from this episode (Archie, Edith, Maude, etc.) and tell us how they might react to one of these documents? Finally, how do you react to the character of Archie? Do you find him to be a "lovable bigot" or downright offensive? Why do you think this show may have been so popular in its day?

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