nit 1The Postwar World and Truman’s ResponseUnit 2The Eisenhower EraUnit 3Rise of Liberalism under JFK and LBJUnit 4The Great SocietyUnit 5The Civil Rights MovementUnit 6Era of the Vietnam WarUnit 7The Nixon PresidencyUnit 8The Fort-Carter TransitionUnit 9The Reagan RevolutionUnit 10Centrist Government under G.H.W. Bush and Bill ClintonOutside AssignmentBonus AssignmentPos221 all unitsUnit 1The Postwar world and Truman’s ResponseReadingsPages 1-55QuestionsWhat were the major problems facing President Truman, both foreign and domestic? How did he attempt to address them?Unit 2The Eisenhower Era ReadingsPages 55 – 119QuestionsWhat were the major domestic developments of the Eisenhower Presidency? Which did the president regard as most significantUnit 3The rise of liberalism under JFK and LBJReadingsPages 120 – 146QuestionsDescribe teh successes and failures of the brief Kennedy presidency.Unit 4The Great Society Readings Pages 146 – 181QuestionsDescribe the principle pieces of legislation in Johnson’s Great Society program? His War on Poverty program?Unit 5The Civil Rights MovementReadingsPages 148-152, 161 – 167, 175, 197-202QuestionsList chronologically the major events in the unfolding of the civil rights movementUnit 6Era of the Vietnam War ReadingsPages 153-157, 167-168, 176-183, 203-206, 212-213QuestionsTrace the evolution of American involvement in Vietnam? Whatwere the costs of that war? And what was the outcome?Unit 7The Nixon PresidencyReadingsPages 184-220QuestionsWhat were the domestic achievements of the Nixon presidency? What were the foreign affairs achievements?Unit 8The Ford-Carter TransitionReadingsPages 220 -237QuestionsDescribe how the energy issue was handled during the Ford-Carter era and include its effects on politics and the economy. Evaluate Carter’s handling of foreign affairsUnit 9The Reagan RevolutionReadingsPages 237-274QuestionsWhat were Reagan’s political, social and economic views? Give examples of how they were implemented. What were the effects of his policies?Unit 10Centrist government under G.H.W.Bush and Bill ClintonReadingsPages 275 – 307QuestionsGive examples of how both presidencies attempted centrist solutions to problems they were facing. How successful were they in doing so?Outside AssignmentFrom a non-text source, e.g., an historical theme movie, a segment from a television series such as The American Experience, or from a documentary on the History Channel, write a 2-3 page critique of what you chose to view. The subject matter must be relevant to the scope of this course.A large portion of historical material delivered in this manner is quite good. The purpose of this assignment is to show that the study of history can continue outside the classroom, in an informal and entertaining manner.Bonus AssignmentThis assignment is entirely optional. Attempting it will in no way impact negatively on your grade, but it can add “bonus points” in determining your final grade for the course. Do as much or as little as you choose. Or, do nothing. It is entirely your choice.Terrorist attacks on American interests began long before 9/11. List these various earlier attacks, the government’s response to them, and how that response might now impact on the security of the American nation. Use whatever source materials you choose. You will NOT be graded on opinion, but back your opinions with fact, fully understanding that “fact” can be interpreted

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