Sketch the context for, define, and tell the significance/after-effect of each, in terms of late-19th & early-20th-century American history & culture:
1- 1890s-1910s peak of the “second wave” of U.S. immigration
2- Taylorism vs. “speeding-up the gang” & pacemakers*
3- “embalmed beef”, “potato flour” & “patent medicines”*
4- Pure Food & Drug Act and Federal Meat Inspection Act (1906)
5- Socialist Party (1901+)/”wage slavery”*
6- “Melting Pot” (1890s-1960s in its original meaning)*
7- National Labor Relations Act (1935) & Fair Labor Standards Act (1938)
Give the context for, define, and tell the significance/after-effect of each of the following, in terms of 20th-century US culture/history:
 McCarthyism (1950s)
 Korean War (specifically the U.S. part of the U.N.-led “police action” in Korea, 1950-53)
 atom-bomb shelters (1945-1960s) & “duck and cover” drills (1951-1960s), vs. “overkills” (1960s-80s)
 Gulf of Tonkin Resolution (passed 1964, repealed 1970)
 anti-war protests (1967-71) and the “counter-culture”
 Tet Offensive (January 1968)
 Vietnam Veterans Memorial (dedicated 1982)
 Powell [Bush I] Doctrine (1991-2001)
 U.S. invasion of Afghanistan (Nov. 2001 – Dec. 2014)
 “Axis of Evil” (2002) & WMDs (2003)
SHORT ESSAY (15MINS)
3. Why was Socialism considered a “radical” ideology and why had it collapsed as a nationwide party by the mid-1920s?
1. In what ways was or was not the “Cold War” (1947-90) either “cold” or a “war”?
2. Citing specific examples either from the book or class, discuss how Englehardt’s concept of “victory culture” was reflected in war toys, films & TV series, in the 3 periods noted in his book, namely, the peak (1950s-60s), fall (1970s) and potential revival (1980s+) of “victory culture” (i.e., before, during and after the Vietnam War).
3. Compare & contrast the U.S. military action in, and U.S. domestic popular support of American intervention in Vietnam (1965-73) & Iraq (2003-11).
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