Your initial response 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.

Each of your responses to 3 of your classmates should be at least 100 words, not to include any citations/references. Please push yourself to go beyond a standard, “I liked your post” and try to select particular points/examples and discuss them further. It is also appropriate for you to provide your reflections, opinions, additional examples and information. Specific examples and references should include citations and footnotes. Why was the United States unable to avoid entering a Cold War with the Soviet Union?

2. In what ways were Truman’s and Eisenhower’s foreign policies similar? How did they differ?

3. What was the relationship between consumer culture and the emphasis on family life in the postwar era?

4. What is the significance of the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka decision?