Your comprehensive essay responses will allow you to demonstrate what you have learned this semester by integrating specific class content and supplementary research material into your responses and explaining your understanding of historical issues in original wording. Information obtained through basic research should be paraphrased and summarized so that your entire paper is unique, and basic in-text citations need to be included where that material is incorporated; a simple Works Cited page containing all of your sources must be provided at the end of your paper. The grading rubric is provided here to serve as a checklist before you turn in your paper, and helpful information on MLA citations, paraphrasing, and criteria for the Final Paper can be found within this module.
***QUESTIONS ARE AS FOLLOWED***
1. What were some popular culture sensations that characterized city life during the “Roaring Twenties”? What was the “Harlem Renaissance” and who were a few significant figures in this movement? Related, how were relations between conventional whites, African Americans, and the LGBT community in major northern cities affected by the “Roaring Twenties”? What was the long-term impact of the “Roaring Twenties” and the “Harlem Renaissance” on American society throughout the ensuing century?
2. What were the stated justifications for the United States committing troops to Korea in 1950 and to Vietnam in the 1960s? Why had these two nations been divided by two and who represented each side? What were the general outcomes of the two wars and how do they correlate with Korean and Vietnamese relations with the United States today?
3. Choose one Republican and one Democratic president between 1913 (Woodrow Wilson) and 1988 (Ronald Reagan) who you believe were the most effective leaders not only for their respective parties but for the United States as a whole. List three significant accomplishments that transformed American society towards what it is today, and one major failure for each.