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Ruhani Malik
Period 4

1960’s HW FRQ Questions

Due by April 26-27, 2012
Be sure to provide a strong and specific thesis statement with a nice introduction to your essay. Also be sure to provide names, dates, book titles, court cases, statistics and any and all other relevant facts you can think of to support your answer. Staple this sheet to the front of your essay and be sure to follow the formatting rules discussed for previous FRQ’s.

1. With respect to THREE of the following, analyze the view that the 1960’s represented a period of profound cultural change:

• Ethnic Pride

• Gender Roles

• Music

• Race Relations

• Hippies

• Sexual Revolution

2. Explain THREE of the following and analyze the ways in which each of the three has affected the status of women in American society since 1940:

• 1950’s View of Women vs. 1960’s View of Women

• Changing Economic Conditions

• The Rebirth of an Organized Women’s Rights Movement (ERA)

• Advances in Reproductive Technology (Roe v. Wade and contraception)

• The Persistence of Traditional Definitions of Women’s Roles (Friedan)

3. Compare the goals and strategies of the African-American reform movements of the period 1890-1910 to the goals and strategies of the African-American reform movements in the period 1950-1970. Be sure to discuss ALL of the following including: BTW, Atlanta Compromise, “5 Fingers of the Hand,” W.E.B Dubois, Niagara Movement, The Crisis, NAACP, SCLC, SNCC, CORE, Black Panthers, Black Muslims, MLK, & Malcolm X.

4. “Between 1960 and 1975, there was great progress in the struggle for political and social equality.” Assess the validity of this statement with respect to THREE of the following social groups during that period:

• African Americans

• Asian Americans

• Latinos

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