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Factors combined to produce the turmoil of the immediate post-war period

1)What factors combined to produce the turmoil of the immediate postwar period?

2)Describe the relationship between business and government in the 1920s?

3)How did new forms of entertainment challenge traditional morality and traditional gender roles?

4)How did divisions within the Democratic Party contribute to Republican political dominance in the 1920s?

5)How does the “America’s Time” video relate to this chapter’s text? In your assessment, how does it fit into it, or supplement it? Or, how does it provide for deficiencies in the reading? More generally, what have you learned from it that most enhances your knowledge and understanding of U.S. history during this particular period? Do not feel constrained here. More than anything, demonstrate a thorough digestion and understanding of the material. This means using specific examples (or what we in the historical field call “evidence”)

6)What does Ann Marie Low’s description of a typical day suggest about the particular challenges women faced during the Dust Bowl era (Document 22.5)?

7)According to John P. Davis (Document 22.6), why did the New Deal’s AAA fail to help black farmers? How much of the problem was structural and how much resulted from racial prejudice?

8)In the photograph of the Arkansas family (Document 22.7), how do the subjects seem to react to the Great Depression? Compare their plight to that of black sharecroppers.

9)Why did unions in Mexico believe that Mexican farmworkers in California would receive assistance from the federal government (Document 22.8)? Compare their assumptions with Davis’s (Document 22.6).

10)According to the Great Plains Committee testimony (Document 22.9), what role did human-caused factors play in producing the misery that accompanied the dust storms of the early 1930s?

11)How did American public opinion shape Roosevelt’s foreign policy in the years preceding U.S. entry into World War II?

12)How did the war accelerate the trend that began during the New Deal toward increased government participation in the economy?

13)What challenges and opportunities did the war present to minority groups?

14)How did the Allies win the war in Europe and in the Pacific, and how did tensions among them shape their military strategy and postwar plans?

15)Why did the United States fail to do more to help victims of the Holocaust?

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