A Dynamic Economy and People, Embarking into the Twenty-First century America

A Dynamic Economy and People, Embarking into the Twenty-First century America

Your initial response 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. Answer ONE of the following questions: 1. In what ways did the presidency of John Kennedy laid the framework for the foreign and domestic policies of Lyndon Johnson? 2. What were the critical events of 1968 that led historians to describe it as a “watershed year”? Make sure you define the meaning of “watershed” in your answer. 3. What were the major causes of the apparent weakening of the United States as a super power during the 1970s? 4. What international and domestic challenges did Richard Nixon face during this presidency? How successful did his administration handle them? 5. For what reasons did various groups in the United States engage in protest from 1960 to 1975? 6. Explain the reasons for the rise of the conservative movement and Ronald Reagan in the US between 1960 and 1989. 7. For what reasons were the second terms of Bill Clinton (1996), and George W. Bush (2004), and Barrack Obama (2012) more difficult than their first? Why does this say about the presidency?