The Cold War and the Fair Deal Cold War America Reading: Shi and Tindall, ch. 27. 28


David E. Shi and George Brown Tindall, America: A Narrative History, Vol. 2, 10th ed. (New York: W.W. Norton, 2016) [ISBN: 9780393265958].

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Choose one (1) question.

1. Why and how did the cold war between the United States and the Soviet Union develop after the Second World War?

2. What was the impact of American efforts to contain the Soviet Union and the expansion of communism during President Harry S. Truman’s presidency?

3. How did Truman expand the New Deal? How effective was his own “Fair Deal” agenda?

4. How did the Red Scare emerge after the Second World War? How did it impact American politics and society?

5. What were President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s political philosophy and priorities?

6. What factors contributed to postwar prosperity? To what extent did all Americans benefit from it?

7. What were the criticisms of postwar American society and culture? What were the various forms of dissent and anxiety?

8, What were the goals and strategies of the civil rights movement that emerged in the 1950s? What was its impact?

9. What were President Eisenhower’s priorities in conducting the nation’s foreign policy? What was his influence on global affairs?