Compose an extended essay response for 5 of the following 7 prompts. Make sure to include as many relevant details as you can. Each response should include a topic sentence with 5-10 relevant and accurate supporting detail
1. Discuss life in the 1950s. What was the baby boom? How did cities change? Discuss the impactful Civil Rights events, court cases, and policies of the 1950s.
2. Discuss President Kennedy’s rise to power, specifically, the election of 1960. Discuss President Kennedy’s impact on the Space Race. Discuss President Kennedy’s policy of “Flexible Response”
3. What was the significance of the Pentagon Papers? What were some of the scandals associated with the FBI and CIA throughout the 1960s and 1970s? What was Watergate?
4, What were President Nixon’s views towards civil rights? What were President Carter’s views towards civil rights? How did the conflicts in the Middle East crush the American economy in the 1970s?
5. Discuss the fall of Communism. What were the main causes of the fall of the Soviet Union? How was the world changed by this event?