Sinclair Book (The Jungle)
1) Sketch the context for, define, and tell the significance/after-effect of each, in terms of late-19th & early-20th-century American history & culture
-“embalmed beef”, “potato flour” & “patent medicines”
-Socialist Party (1901+)/”wage slavery”
-Emergency Quota Act (1921) & National Origins Act (1924)
2) Essay Question
-Why was Socialism considered a “radical” ideology and why didn’t it flourish in early 20th century America
-Comparing ideologies of smaller vs. bigger government, describe the various shifts in popular views, between the 1890s and late 1930s, about how the federal government might protect workers & consumers from industry.
Englehardt Book (The End of Victory culture)
1)give the context for, define, and tell the significance/after-effect of each of the following, in terms of 20th-century US culture/history:
-Vietnamization (July 1969, or the “Nixon Doctrine” 1969-90)
-U.S. invasion of Afghanistan (2001-14)
-Wolfowitz (Bush II) Doctrine (June 2002)
-Compare & contrast the U.S. military action in, and U.S. domestic popular support of American intervention in Vietnam (1965-73) & Iraq (2003-11).