Journalist Theodore White commented that both the conservatives and liberals used the term "freedom" as the foundation of their platforms in the election of 1964. Both groups demanded either "Freedom Now" or "Freedom for All." Analyze how both groups were using "freedom." What meaning did they give to the word? Be sure to emphasize both the similarities and differences in each group's approach to the term "freedom."
In the twentieth century, the 1970s was the only decade besides the 1930s in which Americans on average were poorer at the end of the decade than when it began. Compare the economic crisis of the 1970s with that of the 1930s. What were the causes of each? How did the government respond to each crisis? How was labor affected in each decade? What eventually turned the economy around in each case?