||[May. 25th, 2006|12:03 am]
The Question Club
Attention all U.S. history buffs! I'm not asking you all to do my homework for me, but I am having some trouble grasping some concepts. |
1. One of my topics for tomorrow's essay test is "Compare and contract FDR's New Deal with the progressive reform movements of the early 20th century. Are they similar or different in origin, intent and impact?"
I don't really see how they're comparable. They were both reform movements, but the New Deal was brought about to bring the US out of the Great Depression and the progressive reform targetted cities and basic human rights like those of women, children, and the working class. Explain?
2. The next question asks whether or not the Civil Rights movement was a complete success (of course not, racism and inequality still exist) and what it ultimately accomplish. There were quite a few triumphs over the course of the Civil Rights movement, but did it have a huge, fantastic accomplishment? What am I missing here?
3. For another topic asking what long term impact and effect on the domestic scene that World War II and Vietnam had in the US and the differences between the two. My theory is that World War II united the US, and after that the sameness of suburbia and women acting proper was popular. Then during Vietnam, our country was divided, almost at war with itself, and the idea of being unique, free and pleasing yourself became popular while authority was questioned. Ultimately, Vietnam's effect overturned what World War II had created. Agree? Disagree?
I'm sick and exhausted, so if these seem obvious then feel free to slap me around a bit. Feel free to discuss all of this at length, I think it's really interesting.