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Students analyze "The Silent Majority" speech given by Richard Nixon and the testimony of John Kerry to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in 1971 to develop an appreciation for the opposing viewpoints of America's involvement in the Vietnam War. They use a guiding worksheet to evaluate and discuss the arguments presented in each speech.
High schoolers discuss the provoking question, "What does the term social change mean?" They discuss the social changes taking place during and following the Cold War. Students participate in a short discussion, they are presented with facts of interest such as: use of media during the Vietnam War, "My Carthyism" and the American entertainment industry Guided Practice.