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Post  Garrettchi on Tue Jun 09, 2009 8:25 pm

I will print this and pass it out tomorrow. I will also save it as a word doc to the USH folder in the Grade 11 folder on the server. Here it is...but I doubt the FORUM will preserve the format, text boxes, etc. So please, get a printed copy. You can talk to each other, but ultimately your work must be done by yourself. If there is a suspicion of cheating...ALL PARTIES INVOLVED WILL GET A ZERO ON YOUR FINAL! DO NOT RISK THIS FOR YOURSELF OR OTHERS! PASSING THE CLASS, GETTING INTO COLLEGE, YOUR HONOR...THE STAKES ARE SIMPLY TOO HIGH.

This is your actual exam. You are to bring it completed and ready to turn in on Monday morning at the time your exam begins. No excuses!!!! Print it out. That is your responsibility. Not during the exam, before. Without a printed exam ready to turn in, you don't do your test. You should use the COLD WAR OVERVIEW and your 60s presentation notes and anything from your textbook or Zinn to help you complete your test. BEST OF LUCK!!!! :-)

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US HISTORY SEMESTER II FINAL EXAM: TAKE HOME (Total: 100 points)

This is due at the beginning of your assigned FINAL EXAM period on Monday, June 15th, 2009. You may talk to me or your peers, but your work must express your own thoughts. Because this is a take home exam, any cheating suspicions will be taken seriously and could determine whether you pass or fail the course.

I. COLD WAR PRESIDENTIAL FOREIGN POLICY (75 points, 15 pts each):

Read the general statement about each of the Cold War president’s foreign policies. Then, list five bits of SFI (specific factual information) from that President’s administration that support the statement of major change over time…in descending order of importance. For ONE piece of information from each group, write a clear direct statement (interpretive commentary) that shows HOW of WHY that specific factual information proves your change over time.

1. EISENHOWER
2. JFK
3. NIXON
4. CARTER
5. REAGAN
STATEMENT: Eisenhower was committed to fighting communism in all of its possible forms in order to contain it and he was willing to use almost any weapon in the US arsenal—nuclear, conventional, economic, political, covert or overt—in order to do so.

Specific Factual Information:
1. 2. 3.







4. 5.



Interpretive Commentary:



STATEMENT: Kennedy’s tough anti-communism stance in his foreign policy (“Let us never fear to negotiate, but let us never negotiate out of fear” and “...we shall pay any price, bear any burden, support any friend, oppose any foe to ensure the survival and success of liberty”) is countered by his seeming commitment to internationalism seen when he says the U.S. was “neither omnipotent nor omniscient...there cannot be an American solution to every problem.” These different foreign policy approaches were evident in Kennedy’s programs and Cold War policies.

Specific Factual Information:
1. 2. 3.




4. 5.



Interpretive Commentary:




STATEMENT: Nixon was committed to containing communism around the world, but he felt the war should be waged not so much on ideological terms, but on the basis of realism and what would best protect and advance American interests at home and abroad.

Specific Factual Information:
1. 2. 3.




4. 5.



Interpretive Commentary:



STATEMENT: Jimmy Carter believed in fighting communism, but he believed that in the US zeal for fighting communism it had abandoned its principles, so he called for a new moral foreign policy and a renewed commitment to human rights as a principled approach to confronting communist and other unfriendly regimes.

Specific Factual Information:
1. 2. 3.




4. 5.



Interpretive Commentary:



STATEMENT: Ronald Reagan defined the Cold War in absolute terms as a struggle between good and evil, and as a consequence, everything was on the table in terms of how to fight it—nothing was off limits—because the ends justified the means.
Specific Factual Information:
1. 2. 3.







4. 5.



Interpretive Commentary:


II. 1960s (25 points) Do the same thing as before, but using SFI about the 1960s to support or refute this statement and then provide interpretive commentary for TWO pieces of SFI!!! (that is why there are 5 more points!)

Samuel Huntington describes the 1960s as follows: “The essence of the democratic surge of the 1960s was a general challenge to existing systems of authority, public and private. In one form or another, this challenge manifested itself in the family, the university, business, public and private associations, politics, the governmental bureaucracy, and the military services. People no longer felt the same obligation to obey those whom they had previously considered superior to themselves in age, rank, status, expertise, character, or talents."

Specific Factual Information:
1. 2. 3.


4. 5.


Interpretive Commentary:

1.

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