History 7418--Paper Ideas

1.) The historian Stephen Ambrose has contended that it isn't possible to understand the fate of the 1960s presidencies or of 1960s liberalism without concentrating on Vietnam. Do you agree?

2.) One eminent constitutional scholar has proclaimed, after completing his study of the Warren Court, that "the Constitution means whatever the Court says it does." Based on what we read for the course, do you agree?

3.) What was the essence of presidential leadership in the 20th century US? Discuss with reference to the Presidents we covered in this course.

4.) "Following World War II, rights-related liberalism represented the dominant strand in American reform thought." Do you agree?