1. Write an essay on the Porfiriato and the Revolution in Mexico. How did Diaz encourage economic growth? Why were many
Mexicans opposed to Diaz’s rule? How did the Revolution of 1910 come about, and what role did the US play in that
Revolution? What economic reforms were introduced as a result of the Revolution, and how successful were those reforms?
2. Write an essay on the Great Depression that began in 1929. How did the economic collapse begin, and why did it worsen?
Discuss the various theories as to why the Depression came about. What were some of the remedies proposed to get the US and
the world out of the Depression? How effective were these remedies, and how did the US and the world finally get out of the