Oppdatert: 21.02.2018

Open Questions: 20th Century US History

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  1. Describe the social conditions in the USA at the beginning of the 20th century.

  2. The two presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson took action to improve the conditions for ordinary people. Why?

  3. Why did the USA join the Allies in World War I ?

  4. Woodrow Wilson presented an idea about how to avoid wars in the future. What did he want to do, and what happened to his plan after the war?

  5. Why were the 1920s called "roaring"?

  6. What is Wall Street, and what was the Wall Street crash of 1929 ?

  7. How could a financial tragedy like the Wall Street crash happen?

  8. How did the Wall Street crash influence the lives of most Americans?

  9. What did President Franklin D. Roosevelt do to solve the huge unemployment and misery caused by the crash?

  10. What role did President Roosevelt play in the 1930s and 1940s?

  11. When and how did the USA enter World War II ?

  12. How did the USA put a decisive end to the war?

  13. What was meant by "The Balance of Terror"?

  14. Three important events initiated the era of desegregation in the USA:

    a. The Supreme Court's Brown v. Board of Education decision of 1954
    b. Rosa Parks in 1955
    c. Little Rock, Arkansas in 1957

    Give a brief description of those three events, please!

  15. What was the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962?

  16. Why did the USA engage so heavily in Vietnam in the 1960s and the first part of the 1970s?

  17. What was the outcome of the Vietnam War?

  18. In the late 1960s and early 1970s a lot of young people got engaged in the so-called "counter-culture". What was really this "counter-culture"?

  19. What was the Watergate scandal?

  20. What were the politics of President Ronald Reagan?

  21. Give a brief survey of the presidency of Bill Clinton

  22. What do you associate with the date September 11, 2001 ?

  23. Mention some significant decisions and suggestions made by President George W. Bush

oppdatert 21.02.2018
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