Drawing on all relevant course readings, lectures, and films, you will be asked to compose three essays on following prompts:
1. Discuss the social, political, and economic factors that shaped the 1980’s and the rise of the “New Right”.
2. The year 1968 has often been considered a watershed moment in U..S history as various events that year challenged the systems of power and domination in U.S. Discuss how the social movements, both pre-1968 and post-1968 exuded the maxim: “The system becomes the target” in the United States.
3. The years between 1929 and the 1980’s would prove to be transformative for the role the federal government played in U.S. society. Discuss the specific ways the federal government evolved and attempted to address various issues in the U.S. throughout these decades.