Analyze how imperialism and militarism contributed to the outbreak of World War I. Use historical examples to support
Of the various causes of World War I, which do you think was the most important, and why?
Identify and analyze the first two Russian Revolutions of 1917, the “Third Russian Revolution” of 1928-1929, and the
first five-year plan of 1928-1932. In what ways did these revolutions radically change Russian society? In what ways
did these revolutions radically change Russian society?
Discuss whether Stalin’s collectivization policies were successful or not.. Use historical examples to support your
Describe the rise of fascism in Germany and Italy (Mussolini and Hitler), and compare Hitler’s Nazism and Stalin’s
communism. Indicate the conditions present in Germany that made it possible for Hitler to come to power. Then describe
the Nazi persecution of the Jews. Analyze how a cultured people like the Germans could systematically kill twelve
million Jews and other minorities.
Speak upon two causes of World War II, such as the Treaty of Versailles and the Great Depression. And compare Germany
and Japan (identify and describe leadership qualities of respective leaders).
Analyze how the stipulations of the Treaty of Versailles that ended World War I, along with the Great Depression of the
1930s, contributed to the outbreak of World War II. Then analyze significant ways in which World War II changed the
world. Make sure you use enough historical details to support your answer.
And compare Germany and Japan (identify and describe leadership qualities of respective leaders).
How did the Cold War affect the political and social climate in the United States during the 1950s? In particular, how
do you explain McCarthyism and the Red Scare? Can you think of any parallels to these events in today’s society?
Compare and contrast the goals and the tactics of Dr. Martin Luther King with those of Malcolm X in effecting change in
America in the 1960s. Whose tactics were, ultimately, more successful? Elaborate.