Identify one person from this week’s reading who you believe had a significant impact on the years from 1945 to 1970. This could include a president who introduced important policies that changed the country, a social activist who inspired reform, or someone else who had an important positive or negative impact on this era. Briefly explain who this person was, their specific “individual influence” on the times, and then discuss why you made your selection. Try to think outside the box some on this one.
This era was a time of major changes and grand expectations. People were optimistic and the future and change was inevitable. Select what you consider to be the most significant challenge of this era and discuss its historical significance.