Johnson University Strife and Possibility in The Vietnam Era Discussion

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JFK, LBK, and the War in Vietnam

Strife and Possibility

write a 2-3 paragraph response to the following prompt.

When discussing the past, historians often distinguish between “history from above” (presidents, politicians, elites…) and “history from below” (everyday Americans, racial minorities, immigrants, women…).

In the study of the history of the 1960s, which is more important, history from above or history from below? Who had a greater effect on the course of American history in this period, the nation’s leaders or its everyday citizens?

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