Your essay should provide an answer and evidence to prove your answer (main idea or thesis) to one of the set of questions below. Make certain you utilize AT LEAST THREE primary sources to prove the validity of your thesis (main idea).
DO NOT USE SOURCES OUTSIDE OF THOSE PROVIDED.
This is not an internet research paper.
Cite, using MLA style, where in the text you found your information and what primary sources you used.
What is the Cold War (1917-1991)? Discuss its cultural, economic, political, religious, and social dimensions.
Note here are some themes to ponder as you begin to brainstorm.
Consider the failures and successes of Wilsonianism (that is, making the world safe for democracy post-1921); the affects of the Great Depression on cultural, economic, political and/or social ways in the US; how did the threat of totalitarianism change the cultural, economic, political and/or social ways of the US; how did atomic weapons change US relations with the world; consider the various strategies used by civil rights activists; how did civil rights (non-violence) relate or not to black nationalism; how did the Korean and Vietnam wars affect the United States; how did the Cold War change US immigration policies; what was the new left and new right; consider what changed in the US during the 1960s and 1970s and/or what remained the same.]
The essay must be at least 900 words long (roughly 3-4 pages if you have 1” margins, 12 font, Times New Roman, and double-spaced). Essays less than 900 words receive an entire letter grade deduction.
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