1. What were President John F. Kennedy’s efforts to contain communism abroad and pursue civil rights and other social programs at home?
2. What were the strategies and achievements of the civil rights movement in the 1960s? What divisions emerged among its activists during the decade?
(Question 1 and 2 due 23:59 of 1/16
3. What were the factors that led to the election of Ronald Reagan, the rise of the conservative movement, and the resurgence of the Republican party?
4. What is “Reaganomics”? What were its effects on American society and economy?
Question 3 and 4 due 23:59 of 1/18
An ideal post would be two solid paragraphs (that includes a thesis statement, a body of supporting evidence, and a conclusion that summarizes the main points). The post should be well constructed and free of grammatical errors, and be between 250 and 300 words. You do not need to undertake outside research in order to answer the question; although you may, if you like. It is a wise strategy to create your response as a Word document (that way, you have a copy for yourself). You must cite your sources both in your response and below it (Bibliography), using the Chicago Style citation format. Students who do not cite their work can expect to receive only a minimum grade of 60% for this assignment. It is expected that our textbook by Shi and Tindall will be a source and should likewise be accessed and cited.
David E. Shi and George Brown Tindall, America: A Narrative History, Vol. 2, 10th ed. (New York: W.W. Norton, 2016) [ISBN: 9780393265958].