Your initial answer 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.

Please answer one of the following questions

  1. Why was the US unable to avoid entering a Cold War with the Soviet Union?
  2. Why have historians revised their views about the significance of espionage in American government? Does this make any difference in terms of how we evaluate McCarthyism?
  3. In what ways can the prosperity of the 1950s be explained by the Cold War?
  4. What is the historical significance of Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka decision?

Corbett,
P. Scott, et al. US History. OpenStax College, Rice University, 2016. (USE TEXT BOOK TO ANSWER JUST ONE OF THE 4 QUESTIONS, MAY USE OUTSIDE SOURCES ALSO). Answer should be somewhere around Chapter 28.