History after 1865 discussion question


Identity Politics and Nixon v. Carter : (Note: Please respond to one [1] of the following two [2] bulleted items in a primary posting of at least 125 words. In addition, please make a substantive comment to one [1] of your classmates.)

  • In the 1970’s, America entered a time of introspection and rediscovery of our individual histories. This produced something called “Identity Politics” in which different groups in America saw themselves through a lens of national origin, gender, sexual preference, and other categories. Talk about three of these groups and explain the impact of “Identity Politics” on our political discourse.
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  • Richard Nixon and Jimmy Carter had very different foreign policy challenges to face. Choose one from each president’s time in office and compare and contrast them. How successful was each and what effect do their policies have on our foreign policy today?