Answeroneofthe following questionsin essay form.Organize your essay, use specific examples, and incorporate materials from the readingsand videos(if applicable). Your essay must be at leasttwopagesin length.(150 points):
1.Discuss the events and competing ideologies that led to theonset of the Cold War conflict between the United States and Soviet Union. How did these things influenceU.S. foreign policyfor four decades, and how did efforts to prevent the expansion of communism abroadimpact Americans at home?
2.Choose three contemporary issues impacting Americans today and discuss how they are directly connected to the historical events, movements, and ideological developments we have studied in this course. How can studying history in contextbe used to construct solutions to longstanding and/or present-day challenges?