History 1102 Fall 2014
Final Exam, Book Essay Roger Baldwin
Instructions: For this assignment, I want you to learn about some policies and trends in recent American history that we won’t get to cover in lecture.
At the beginning of each chapter of Eric Foner’s, Give Me Liberty, Vol. 2), there are a series of Focus Questions. I want you to read the following chapters and answer the following focus questions:
Ch. 25, The Sixties (1960-1968)
Ch. 26, The Triumph of Conservatism (1969-1988)
1.How did Vietnam and the Watergate scandal affect popular trust in government?
2. what were the roots of the rise of conservatism in the 1970s? ?
3.How did the Reagan presidency affect Americans both at home and abroad? ?
Ch.27, Globalization and its Discontents (1989-2000)
1.How did Bush and Clinton transform America’s world role? ?
2.What forces drove the economic resurgence of the 1990s?
3.What cultural conflicts emerged in the 1990s?