For this essay, come up with a label that, in your view, best captures the direction — and central concerns — of American society during the last decade of the 20th century. Explain the reasoning behind your choice. (Bear in mind — no historical period can be fully captured by one label. Not everyone, for instance, prospered during the Twenties, suffered during Thirties, or protested during the Sixties. Your essay, then, should also note some aspects of 1990s America that do not necessarily conform to the label you have proposed.)
— 1. The American past is often divided into decades — each one taking on its own label (or labels). The 1860s, for example, is the decade of the Civil War; the 1920s, of prosperity; the 1930s, of hard times; the 1960s, of protest; 1970s, of disillusionment; and so forth. How about the 1990s?
Exam Paper 3
This question asks that you draw upon relevant material from the readings, and incorporate it into a concise, clearly-organized, independent analysis.
You should illustrate your analysis with examples from the readings. Your exam paper should be no less than 950 and a maximum of 1000 and words.
Remember the school book for this class is as follows:
• Eric Foner, Give Me Liberty!: An American History, vol. 2 (4th SEAGULL ed.) (Norton, 978-0-393-92031-4)
• Also use many references, but ensure there is a balance within the paper; outsider source are ok but please utilize my school book when possible.