Modern History

Final Exam

History 40C

Don't use plagiarized sources. Get Your Custom Essay on
Modern History
Just from $13/Page
Order Essay

Summer 2020


Instructions: This open-book/ open-note exam. There is no need to consult sources other than course materials to successfully complete this exam. Please use informal parenthetical in-text citations that mention the name of the source like this (Lecture 4.1). Your writing must include parenthetical in-text citations directly after the information referenced. A works cited at the end makes it difficult for us to grade your engagement with the sources. As such, the failure to include in-text parenthetical citations, as modeled above, will result in point deductions. Do not cite or include any outside sources. The use of outside sources will result in significant point deductions. Copying and pasting without quotation marks is plagiarism and will be graded accordingly. Do not copy and paste directly (even with quotes) from course materials, particularly secondary sources. Merely quoting from the textbook does not demonstrate understanding of and engagement with course materials. It is best to synthesize course materials and put them in your own words.

Your exam will be graded using the same rubric as the midterm.

Part I: Identifications:

Select THREE of the following key terms. In a one-paragraph (3-4 sentences) response answer, WHO [what historical figures and populations relate to this event], WHAT [what happened], WHEN [approximately when this occurred], WHERE [a particular city, town, state, region?], WHY [why do we still care? what is the significance of this event/person?]

Each ID is worth 15 points for a total of 45 points possible in this section.

McCarthyism
The Korean War
Redlining
The Kitchen Debate
The Black Power Movement
Watergate
The Pentagon Papers
The Sun Belt
The New Right
Iran Contra
Willie Horton
The AIDS crisis
The “Third Way”
Neoliberalism
The Bush Doctrine
Hurricane Katrina
Part II: Essay

The essay is worth 55 points. Thesis is worth 15 points, evidence is worth 20 points and analysis is worth 20 points.

Chose ONE of the two prompts listed below:

In a five paragraph essay (more info on this essay format here (Links to an external site.)) answer the following question:

Prompt I:

“The past is never dead, it’s not even past.”

William Faulkner

“Well, how did I get here?”

The Talking Heads

In the second half of this course we have discussed a variety of trends, processes and movements, including the civil rights movement, political polarization, culture wars, etc… With these trends in mind, how have the last sixty years of American history shaped the present-day United States? To complete this essay choose one event or issue unfolding in America in 2020. It could be the Trump presidency, the rise of the Alt-Right, Black Lives Matter uprisings, the Climate Crisis, #MeToo, DACA, the changing nature of truth, the Covid-19 public health emergency, issues of technology and privacy, etc… and use course materials to explain how we got here.

Introduction: Select one current trend/ process/ movement (could be from the suggestions in the prompt above or not), and link it to an ongoing process or series of events that occurred between 1945- 2020. Clearly explain and define your chosen current event, and the historical context you are linking it to. State a clear thesis in which you answer the prompt and outline your supporting evidence.
If necessary you may cite 1-2 outside sources related to your chosen current event.

In your body paragraphs, include at least three ways, from three distinct moments post- 1945 that relate to your topic and demonstrate how they link thematically to your chosen current issue.
In your conclusion: What you think would change if more people were aware of the historical context to the trend/ process/ moment you discuss in your essay? Why do you think the longer narrative is significant to understanding your chosen current issue? How could understanding the longer narrative keep us from needlessly repeating history?

Prompt II:

Throughout Barack Obama’s presidency he often invoked Martin Luther King Jr.’s quote “the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.” In your response answer, to what extent does this quote accurately represent the history of justice from 1945- 2020? Your response could approach justice from the lens of civil rights, civil liberties, peace/ foreign interventions, or something else (as long as you can support your choice with evidence from course materials).

Introduction: In your introduction discuss what the quote means, particularly how you define justice in your analysis. Provide a clear thesis statement that responds to the prompt and states how you will support your argument.
In your body paragraphs, select three examples from distinct historical moments between 1945 and 2020 that speak to the issue of justice (according to your definition) and advance your answer to the prompt.
In your conclusion: Sum up your analysis by restating your thesis and your supporting evidence. Consider, given the trajectory you outline in your essay, what would need to happen for the arc to bend further towards justice in the future?

Optional extra credit (worth up to 3 points):

Throughout the 20th century, the rise of conspiracy theories and misinformation has changed the way that we understand the nature of truth. In 2-3 sentences, provide at least three concrete ways we can figure out if a news article or post on social media is credible.

Grab 16% Discount On This Paper
Pages (550 words)
Approximate price: -

Why Choose Us

Quality Papers

ACME Homework provides the best top-grade academic writing services in compliance with our customers’ instructions. Have your paper written by a certified professional online college homework help writer to produce only high-quality essays with zero plagiarism.

Professional Academic Writers

You can now choose from a pool of online college homework help writers. Choose your writer and have them write the best content for you. ACME Homework has, over the years, secured a team of the most reliable, experienced, and qualified writers. You can, therefore, trust that your assignment is in good hands.

Affordable Prices

We know that students have very limited budgets. And for that, we always strive to provide only the best, most affordable online college homework help services to our customers. Our goal is to provide top-quality assignment help services to all customers at the lowest, most affordable prices.

On-Time delivery

At Acmehomework.com, we pay strict attention to deadlines. We recommend you to check out clients’ reviews for assurance that we will complete your assignments within the set deadlines. You can, therefore, trust that your paper will be done within and before the set deadline. Until now, we have not missed a single deadline.

100% Originality

Our Acmehomework.com homework helper experts write only 100% original and plagiarism-free content for all of our clients. We also have a Quality Assurance Department team that goes through all work submitted by our writers multiple times. You can, therefore, rest assured that any signs of plagiarized or unoriginal content will be rejected before it reaches your portal.

Customer Support 24/7

Acmehomework.com expert writers are always available 24/7 for customers who need assistance with using our website. You don’t have to check your watch the next time you want to have your assignment written. Our customer support is always available round the clock and ready to listen to your queries. Feel free to contact us via the Chat window or support email: support@acmehomework.com.

Try it now!

Grab 16% Discount On This Paper

We'll send you the first draft for approval by at
Total price:
$0.00

How it works?

Follow these simple steps to get your paper done

Place your order

Fill in the order form and provide all details of your assignment.

Proceed with the payment

Choose the payment system that suits you most.

Receive the final file

Once your paper is ready, we will email it to you.

Our Services

For years now, Acmehomework.com has stood as a leader in providing its customers with the best online college homework help service in the industry. And all you have to do is provide us with the details of your order. Leave everything else to us. We’ve always got you covered.

Essays

Essay Writing Services

Since we launched, Acmehomework.com deserved the best online “college homework help status” thanks to our essay ordering, writing, and delivery process. We deliver nothing but excellence in our results. Our essay writing services include impeccable grammar, zero-plagiarism, proper structure, and conformance to guidelines.

Admissions

Admission and Business Papers

Our top-quality online college homework help services guarantee that you will be accepted into your desired university. You just need to fill out your admission and business papers, and our team of online homework help workers will handle the rest. We will help you achieve and secure the best positions in your admissions forms.

Editing

Editing and Proofreading

At Acmehomework.com, we have a skilled writing and editing team that’s dedicated to creating, editing, and restructuring for all types of papers. Our online college homework help editing and proofreading team will check, paraphrase, and correct any grammar mistakes on your paper before submitting the final document to you.

Coursework

Technical Papers

At Acmehomework.com, we pride ourselves in having writers in almost all fields, even the most technical ones. You never have to worry about your paper being too technical for our certified online college homework help writers to handle. ACME Homework’s team of writers can handle even the most complex writers. We will match your paper to the most competent writer that we believe will handle your paper the best way possible.

                                                                                     Place Order