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1. Discuss the Cold War and its impact on our society. Include an analysis of Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr,'s "Some Lessons from the Cold War"

2. Describe the 60s decade and in particular the Civil Rights Movement. Cite some of the mayor accomplishments of the movement and consider its successes and failures.

3. Discuss the "Vietnam War era". How did the war change America and Americans?

4. Discuss some of the most important social and economic changes of the late 20th century. References please.

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By responding to the questions, this solution addresses aspects of the Cold War, Civil Right Movement, Vietnam War era and the most important social and economic changes in the 20th Century. References are provided.

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1. Explain the causes of the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union, and discuss some of the more serious incidents between the two superpowers.
2. Describe American life as it developed during the 1950s, including social, economic, and political issues, and evaluate the significance of the Cold War in these changes.
3. Explain the rise and effects of McCarthyism in American life.
4. Describe the events that made the build up to the civil rights movement possible.
5. Describe the white South's reaction to the initial stages of the civil rights movements. Was it all uniform?
6. Explain the differences between Martin Luther King, Jr.'s vision of America and that of Malcolm X.
7. What were some of the major accomplishments of the civil rights movement? What were some of its failures?
8. Discuss Lyndon Johnson's desire to build a "Great Society" and evaluate the relative success of his programs.
9. Describe the breakthroughs forged by African Americans in the 1950s and the retaliatory movement that came to be called "massive resistance."
10. Discuss the growth of the "counterculture" in American society during the 1960s, and describe the various movements that began to gather strength as Americans with an agenda sought to have their voices heard.

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