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Course Description

Welcome to U.S. History with Mr. Polish! Our class will meet every Tuesday from 9:30 – 11 am and your attendance there is required. Because we only meet one day a week, it is important that you maintain communication with me by e-mail if you are having any issues with me, school, or the work. My e-mail is bpolish@champscharter.org and I check it every day so expect me to get back to you no more than 24 hours after you have messaged me.

Upcoming Assignments See all

Due:

The Cold War Essay Rough Draft

Was the Cold War a necessary conflict or was the fear of Communism an excuse for the U.S. to become a global superpower? 

Using examples from the U.S. History textbook, craft an argument (at least 7 paragraphs) that addresses whether or not U.S. involvement in the Cold War was morally righteous.  In crafting your argument, make sure to answer each of the following sub-questions:

Why did the U.S. get involved in the Cold War?

Was U.S. foreign policy just in the 1950s?

Was U.S. foreign policy just in the 1960s?

Was U.S. foreign policy just in the 1970s?

Was U.S. foreign policy just in the 1980s?

Due:

The Cold War Essay Test Final

Was the Cold War a necessary conflict or was the fear of Communism an excuse for the U.S. to become a global superpower? 

Using examples from the U.S. History textbook, craft an argument that addresses whether or not U.S. involvement in the Cold War was morally righteous.  In crafting your argument, make sure to answer each of the following sub-questions:

Why did the U.S. get involved in the Cold War?

Was U.S. foreign policy just in the 1950s?

Was U.S. foreign policy just in the 1960s?

Was U.S. foreign policy just in the 1970s?

Was U.S. foreign policy just in the 1980s?

This entire essay will be written in class without notes on the day of your class final.  However, since this is your first 7 paragraph essay test, you will be allowed to bring a pre-written introduction.