For this Forum, answer one of the instructor-provided questions with your response due by 11:55pm, ET, Friday and your responses to 3 other students’ postings by 11:55pm, ET, Sunday. You will also be required to answer a follow-up question from your instructor. The follow-up post is due the following Sunday by 11:55 pm, ET. The follow-up answer should be posted in the forum specifically set-aside for that.
Your initial response to the question should be between 250 – 300 words long. Include references and citations where necessary to ensure proper credit and documentation of your sources. You are welcome to include references in addition to the course textbook, just ensure that you use proper documentation.
Each of your responses to 3 of your classmates should be at least 100 words, not to include any citations/references. Please push yourself to go beyond a standard, â€œI liked your postâ€ and try to select particular points/examples and discuss them further. It is also appropriate for you to provide your reflections, opinions, additional examples and information. Specific examples and references should include citations and footnotes.
1. What were the sources of the American economic recovery of the 1980s and 1990s? Who benefited from it and who did not, and why was that the case?
2. Define globalization. Why did it occur? What has been its impact in different parts of the world?
3. What were the main issues in the various culture wars of the 1980s and 1990s? Why were those struggles so intense?
4. Explain how, having lost the popular vote in 2000, Bush nevertheless became president.