What problems did the “police state” (for example, Prohibition, immigration restriction and censorship) create in the United States, during the 1920s? How did a “consumer society” resolve these problems, during the 1930s onward?
How did the concepts of totalitarianism and democracy influence the course of the Cold War and the political and social climate of the United States?
How did ideas of nationalism and internationalism change from the era of Reconstruction to the end of the Cold War in the United States?
How did the politics of the Cold War intersect with the politics of the civil rights movement?
What is the Cold War (1917-1991)? Discuss its cultural, economic, political, religious, and social dimensions.