Your initial answer to the question should be between 250 – 300 words long. Include references and citations where necessary to ensure proper credit and documentation of your sources. You are welcome to include references in addition to the course textbook, just ensure that you use proper documentation. Please let me know if you have any questions / concerns regarding Chicago Style format.
Your comments to four of your classmates need to be at least 125 words long and this does not include any citations / references. This minimum requirement helps to encourage students to go beyond a standard, â€œI liked your postâ€ and push them to select particular points / examples and discuss them further. It is also appropriate for students to provide their reflections, opinions, additional examples and information, and even rhetorical or specific questions. Specific examples and references should include citations and footnotes.
1. What changes in American society prompted the activities of the Ku Klux Klan and religious fundamentalists? How did these groups express their outrage?
2. What were the domestic and foreign causes of the Great Depression? How did President Hoover respond to the economic emergency?
3. What were the main programs of the New Dealâ€™s â€œHundred Daysâ€? What were their goals? Evaluate the success of the various programs.
4. In what ways did World War II contribute to the growth of the federal government? How did it foster what historians now call the military-industrial complex?