Thinking Like a Historian Map presentation

Write 10 – 20 sentences

Present a topic in a 3-paragraph essay, or a Thinking Like a Historian Map presentation, or a S.E.E.-I. presentation, or a Double-Arch presentation.  Open the link for instructions on how to construct these writings or presentations.  You MUST choose one of these four writing or presentation formats to earn credit.

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The overall objective is to construct an effective presentation with well supported evidence.

Choose a topic from the “suggestions” or construct your own topic from the 1940s – 2020s.  Certain “suggestions” are already arranged into a topical question that can be used as the basis for the presentation.  Focus on a topic that allows you to make a critique.

Use at least one reference and cite it multiple times inside the sentences.

At the bottom of the presentation, list the full reference(s) in a Works Cited page.

Use as few words as possible in your sentences.

If students choose, there can be made lists of sentences instead of using complete paragraphs.

Make sure the wording makes sense and illustrates your own ideas.

Don’t hesitate to use images as well.

Use statistical evidence to support the information.

Avoid grammatical errors.

SUGGESTIONS: 

1. What factors have increased the divorce rate since the 1970s and maintained a 50% rate into the early 21st century? What factors have influences a decrease in that 50% divorce rate since 2010?

2. What technological innovations have influenced new family dynamics and activities since the 1980s, or 1990s, or early 2000s; or all of these decades?

3. How did supply side economics or “Reaganomics” contribute to ending the Cold War?

4. What comparisons can be made between the U.S.-Vietnam War (1964 – 1973) and the Soviet-Afghanistan War (1981 – 1989)?

5. Outline the components to President Richard Nixon’s Triangular diplomacy during the early 1970s.

6. Why was the E.R.A. never adopted into the U.S. Constitution?

7. What is the “glass ceiling” and is it fair to men and women?

8. Why are able bodied 18 year old females not required to register for the U.S. military draft?

9. What new type of rock & roll music was present and popular during the 1980s?

10. What was different about the types of popular rock & roll music from the 1970s and 1980s and 1990s?

11. What historical factors influenced declining voter turnout rates since the end of the 1970s and through the 2000s?

12. What historical and newer social factors have influenced increasing rates of D.I.N.K.s since the end of the 1970s and through the 2000s?

13. Outline the history of video game consoles since the end of the 1970s and through the 2000s?  What social effects emerged from the rising popularity of home video game systems?

14. Why have public video game arcades declined in popularity since the late 1990s?

15. Why so often are males socially and economically pressured into paying for activities or food while on romantic dates with females?

16. How much more often do females pay for activities or food while on romantic dates with males in the 21st century in comparison to the 20th century?

17. What circumstances motivated President Jimmy Carter’s “Malaise” or “Crisis in Confidence” speech in 1979?  What was Carter’s message attempting to convince?

18. What made Governor Ronald Reagan extremely successful in winning the 1980s Presidential election?  Why was his opponent, President Jimmy Carter, so unpopular by 1980?

19. Why does the United States consume more oil than any other nation in the world?  Include statistical evidence.

20. What was the PMRC and why and how did representatives from the music industry fight against it?

21. Define the I-Gen or Generation Z (born late 1990s – present day) and compare the differences and similarities to the Millennial Generation (born early 1980s – 1990s).

22. How did Ronald Reagan’s presidency influence rap music in the 1980s and 1990s?

23. Why did rap music become more mainstream in U.S. culture than rock & roll during the 1990s and 2000s?

26. From 1789 – 2021 (232 years), there have been 46 U.S. Presidential administrations with only 3 U.S. Presidents ever getting impeached. Yet 2 out those 3 Presidents were impeached in only the last 22 years. What makes this statistic unique or unusual?

27. What was the Iran Contra Affair during the 1980s?

28. Outline how numerous smaller-scale wars from earlier decades evolved into World War 2.

29. Construct a “recipe” from the 1920s and 1930s that produced World War II during the 1940s.

30. What factors prompted the rise of National Socialism in Germany during the 1920s and 1930s?

31. How did the Wannsee Conference (1942) impact the Holocaust in Europe?

32. Why did the United States enter World War II directly in 1941 and not earlier?

33. What factors, besides defeating the Japanese in World War 2, motivated the United States government to decide to drop atomic bombs on Japan in August, 1945?

34. What prompted suicide warfare during World War 2?

35. What factors produced the Holocaust during World War 2?

36. Outline the argument that persists over Confederate monuments and dedications to street and school names.  What are the opposing sides and what are eras when most of these Confederate monuments and dedications were established?  What motivated such actions?

37. What was the status of most middle-class women in the United States during the 1950s – 1960s?  What changes occurred with middle-class women and their status after the 1960s and through the 2000s?

38. What new music became the most popular form of music among young adults and teenagers during the 1950s – 1960s?  How had this type of music evolved after the 1960s?

39. What connections can be made between racial prejudices and rock & roll during the 1950s?  What marketing technique was used to influence more people to tolerate rock & roll?

40. Compare the nuclear arms buildups between the United States and Soviet Union during the Cold War.  What factors motivated both nations to compete aggressively in a nuclear arms race?

41. What problems were solved from the Civil Rights Movement during the 1950s and 1960s?  What civil rights problems were not solved during the 1950s and 1960s and continue in the 21st century?

42. Communism vs. Capitalism: pros and cons?

43. Martin Luther King vs. Malcolm X: What were the differences in their ideologies?

44. From a U.S. perspective, what factors motivated the “Red Scare” during the 1950s?

45. From a Soviet Union perspective, what factors motivated a “Red, White, and Blue Scare” during the 1950s?

46. What was the purpose of the “Duck and Cover” campaign with Bert the Turtle?  What was misleading about this presentation?

47. Outline the competitions found within the “Space Race” between the United States and Soviet Union during the Cold War.  What factors motivated both nations to compete aggressively to achieve advanced spaceflight technologies?

48. Outline the crimes against humanity committed by the Soviet dictator, Josef Stalin.  Why was Stalin still loved and adored by so many Soviet citizens despite his mass murders against his own people?

49. Outline the historical steps that lead to the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962?

50. Why was the John Kennedy assassination reported by the government as to have involved a “lone gunman”?  According to the film showing the assassination, what appears to contradict the U.S. government’s claim?

51. What was the Marihuana Tax Act (1937) and what were some of the historical factors that prompted its adoption by the U.S. government? Describe then the history of marijuana’s image  in the United States during the mid-1900s – late 1900s.

52. What type of bombs and aircraft were mainly utilized against Japan during World War 2 that brought on the devastation of 67 Japanese cities between 1943 – 1945, according to veteran Robert McNamara? Why were these bombs strategically used before the dropping of atomic bombs on additional Japanese cities?

53. What were some of President Franklin Roosevelt’s solutions to ending the Great Depression during the 1930s and early 1940s?

54. How did President Franklin Roosevelt become able to exhibit the appearance of him standing in the eyes of the public, despite spending most of his Presidency seated in a wheelchair?

55. What was Executive Order 9066, and what were the consequences?

56. Why are persons born in the United States from 1945 – 1965 considered “Baby Boomers”? What type of circumstances did most Baby Boomers grow up in during the 1950s – 1960s?

57. Why in the majority of 1950s single-income households were the men or husbands the only persons earning incomes?

58. What was Griswold v. Connecticut (1965) and what was its background and effect on future citizens?