To what extent did the Great Depression catalyze important changes in Americans’ perceptions of themselves, their national identity, and the role of their government? What evidence of these shifts can you find in the politics and values of our own times?
What was the reason for the breakdown in friendly relations between the United States and the Soviet Union after World War II? What were the results of this conflict? How did fear of the Soviet Union and Communism affect American culture and society? What social changes took place in the United States after World War II? What role did the war play in those changes?