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Period 8: 1945-1980 Textbook Assignment

NAME: ______________________________ DUE: _____________________

Directions: Required to read chapters 25-29 in their entirety.

While reading, reflect and respond to the questions below…for extra credit!  Print out, and turn in on day of exam.

*10 points on Period 8 Assessment

22 Responses Total (MUST COMPLETE 22 TO BE ACCEPTED)!

Chapter 25: Choose 4 of the 8 to complete.


  1. How did American and Soviet viewpoints differ over the Post-WWII fate of Europe?


  1. How did the Marshall Plan illustrate America’s new role in the world?


  1. Describe the U.S. containment strategy for Asia compared to Europe.


  1. How was the Democratic Party divided in 1948?


  1. What factors led to the postwar Red Scare (“Second Red Scare”)?


  1. How did the “Second Red Scare” effect civil liberties in the U.S.?


  1. How did Kennedy’s approach to the Cold War differ from Eisenhower and Truman’s?


  1. Why did the U.S. become involved in Vietnam?

Chapter 26: Choose 4 of the 8 to complete.



  1. What primary factors led to the growth of the American economy after WWII?


  1. How did the tastes and values of the postwar middle class affect the country?



  1. Why was there an increase in births in the decades immediately following WWII?


  1. What were the effects of this baby boom?


  1. What transformations in women’s economic roles took place in the 1950s and 1960s?


  1. In what ways did the national government encourage suburbanization?


  1. In what sense was the U.S. becoming, using the Kerner Commission report’s phrase, “two societies”?





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