How did the Roosevelt administration design Social Security?

  1. Read Chapters 20 and 21 as well as the Share Our Wealth information by Huey Long. Once all reading is complete, respond to the following items:

•What were the most radical aspects of Long’s plan?

•Did any of his ideas become reality?

•Upon whose law did Long base his ideas?

•Do you think this assertion increased or diminished support for his ideas?

•What did Long predict would be the consequences if the nation failed to adopt a program such as his?

  1. Using a minimum of 150 words, address the following:

•What role did race play in the fundamentalist orientation of conservative Americans in the 1920s?

  1. Using a minimum of 150 words, address the following:

•How did the Roosevelt administration design Social Security?

  1. Read Chapter 22 as well as the Transcript of the Roosevelt-Molotov Meeting. Once all reading is complete, respond to the following items:
  • Why does Molotov believe a “second front” should be opened in 1942?
  • If such a front is opened, what does Molotov predict?

•If such a front is not opened, what does he fear might occur?

  • Given that a second front in France was not opened until June, 1944, what do you think the effect of that delay may have had on longer-term U.S.–Soviet relations?
  1. Using a minimum of 150 words, address the following:

•How did women’s lives change during World War II?

  1. Using a minimum of 150 words, address the following:

•Explain why the United States developed and deployed the atomic bomb during World War II.

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