What do you think historians will say? What issues will they look at? If you could provide evidence to those historians that would demonstrate what you think is the most important thing to know about this moment in history- what would it be? What would you leave for historians to analyze?

Lesson Module Nine: The Rise of Conservativism and the Recent Past

Answer the following prompt: What explains the rise of conservativism and the religious right in American politics?

You are now living in a moment of history- in 50 years historians will be analyzing the American society you are currently experiencing.

What do you think historians will say? What issues will they look at? If you could provide evidence to those historians that would demonstrate what you think is the most important thing to know about this moment in history- what would it be? What would you leave for historians to analyze?

These are examples of the way the professor would like you to cite (McPherson article, pg. 26) (Lecture Lesson Module Two, The American West) (Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois on Black Progress). Source 1: http://www.americanyawp.com/text/30-the-recent-past/

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