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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

U.S. History B Final Exam Helpful Hints/Reminders


1. Roaring Twenties
2. Great Depression/Dust Bowl
4. Cold War/1950s Culture
5. Civil Rights Movement
6. Great Society/War on Poverty (LBJ)
7. Vietnam War
8. Watergate

Questions to Ponder on for the last few units just covered (and not prior tested):

What is a Cold War?

Explain the Domino Theory?

Letters from Vietnam Question- Explain soldiers fighting conditions in Vietnam.

How were they at a disadvantage in comparison to the V.C.? Why was it so difficult for the U.S. to win the war?

How were soldiers treated when they returned home from the war?

Explain the military industrial complex.

What was McCarthyism?

What was the significance of the Montgomery Bus Boycott and Woolworth Lunch Counter Sit-Ins?

Dwight Eisenhower warned that future presidents should have military experience, Do you agree with his suggestion, why or why not. Give at least 3 well supported reasons.

Which European country colonized Vietnam? How did this play into the United States’ success in the region?

What was the outcome of the Vietnam War?

What lessons can we learn from the Vietnam War?

Explain the objectives of the Great Society.

What role did the media play during the Cold War? Provide specific examples of how it was used and describe its effects on American Society.

Why do you think the United States fights? Trace at least three major American wars. List the reasons you believe we fought in each.

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History Quotes

We can learn from history how past generations thought and acted, how they responded to the demands of their time and how they solved their problems. We can learn by analogy, not by example, for our circumstances will always be different than theirs were. The main thing history can teach us is that human actions have consequences and that certain choices, once made, cannot be undone. They foreclose the possibility of making other choices and thus they determine future events.
-Gerda Lerner

History, we can confidently assert, is useful in the sense that art and music, poetry and flowers, religion and philosophy are useful. Without it -- as with these -- life would be poorer and meaner; without it we should be denied some of those intellectual and moral experiences which give meaning and richness to life. Surely it is no accident that the study of history has been the solace of many of the noblest minds of every generation.
-Henry Steele Commager

Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.
-Robert F. Kennedy