Here are the two questions in the writing section of your final exam. You will be choosing ONE of these for a short essay. My advice: Put some time into preparing an outline and getting right with concrete information and examples to demonstrate your knowledge.
CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT: Describe the period between Reconstruction and the Civil Rights Movement that was Jim Crow. What are examples of Jim Crow laws and ways that rights — including voting — were denied? Next, explain the role grassroots activism and TV played in bringing about change. Cite examples.
VIETNAM: Explain how the U.S. became involved in Vietnam and why the government continued to escalate the war knowing it was unwinnable. Account for what made this such a difficult war and opposition to the war at home.