Choose THREE of the following questions to answer using our lectures, the American Yawp, and any class activities, annotations, or videos we used. Answers should be one or two paragraphs in length and use specific evidence and examples.
- Discuss the reasons the war begins – how do these relate to what Wilson wished to accomplish with the 14 points and the reasons the US goes to war?
- What makes WWI such a significant event in world history?
- Explain the major elements of culture in the Twenties.
- Explain the clash between the country and the cities in the Twenties using technology, values, the Scopes Monkey Trial, and whatever else you think is relevant.
- How did the economic situation in the Twenties lead to the Stock Market Crash?
Unit 3 – The Great Depression and WWII
Choose THREE of the following questions to answer using our lectures, the American Yawp, and any class activities, annotations, or videos we used. Answers should be one or two paragraphs in length and use specific evidence and examples..
- What were the different views of Hoover and FDR for dealing with the effects of the Crash and Depression and what led to election of FDR over Hoover?
- What were the problems faced by the farmers during the Depression and how did the New Deal attempt to solve them?
- What is fascism, how did it manifest, and how was it justified in Mussolini’s Italy and Hitler’s Germany?
- Do you think it was inevitable that the US would have gotten involved in WWII? Weigh the situations in Japan and Germany in your analysis.
- Discuss the Japanese internment camps – did the war-time situation merit the removal of the rights guaranteed in the Constitution?
Essay – Choose ONE of the following options that asks you to discuss all the material and write a five paragraph essay including an introduction, thesis, body paragraphs, and conclusion. Don’t forget that compare means to find similarities and contrast means to find differences.
- Compare and contrast the involvement of the United States in the two world wars.
- Compare and contrast the United States in the Roaring Twenties and Great Depression.