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American studies | American history homework help


Class: American Studies.


Give the context for, define, and tell the significance/after-effect of 7 of the following 10, in terms of 20th-century US culture/history:: 

Please write 4-6 sentences for each of the terms. 

  1. Cold War (1947-90)
  2. McCarthyism (1950s)
  3. Korean War (specifically the U.S. part of the U.N.-led “police action” in Korea, 1950-53)
  4. Gulf of Tonkin Resolution (passed 1964, repealed 1970)
  5. anti-war protests (1967-71) and the “counter-culture”
  6. Vietnamization (1969, or Nixon Doctrine)
  7. Vietnam Veterans Memorial (dedicated 1982)
  8. Persian Gulf War (1990-91, includes Operations Desert Shield & Desert Storm;  NOT the same as the “Iraq War” [2003-11])
  9. U.S. invasion of Afghanistan (Nov. 2001 – Dec. 2014)
  10. WMDs (weapons of mass destruction)


SHORT ESSAY: answer any 2  of these three essays:

Please write 200 to 250 words per essay. 

  1. In what ways was or was not the “Cold War” (1947-90) either “cold” or a “war”?
  2. How has Englehardt’s concept of “victory culture” been reflected in war toys, films & TV series since WWII?  (Be sure to cite specific examples from the 3 periods discussed in the book:  the peak, fall and potential revival of the “victory culture” since World War II.)
  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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