Who was to blame for the start of the Cold War, 1945-49?
How successful was the US Policy of Containment?
Case Studies: Korea, Cuba and Vietnam - For Paper TWO (Sources)
How secure was the Soviet Control of Eastern Europe?
Depth Study, USA
Introduction - what do we mean by the Roaring 20s?
What was the economic boom? (Essays often ask why was there a boom? You need to be able to explain a variety of factors)
Who didn't share in the boom of the 1920s? (Important when answering an essay question on the boom)
How did the lives of women change in the 1920s?
Prohibition: Why was it introduced, what were its consequences, why was it repealed? Was it really such a 'noble experiment?'
Prejudice and persecution: Was the US a 'melting pot or salad bowl?
What was the Red Scare? Why were Americans so paranoid about communism? (Who were Sacco and Vanzetti and what happened to them?)
What was the experience of African Americans and Native Americans?
The Wall Street Crash: Why did the economy collapse? What ere the social, economic and political consequences?
Why did Roosevelt win the Presidential Campaign of 1932 with a landslide victory? Has the US had enough of Republican 'laissez faire' politics?
What did President Roosevelt do in his first 100 days in office and what was the First New Deal?
Why was there a Second New Deal?
Who criticized the New Deal and why? (Some critics saw it as a waste of money and made Roosevelt into a 'dictator'!
How successful was the New Deal? (A fairly straightforward essay question - it had successes and failures)