The Importance Of Empire And Cultural Change

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The main theme of Empire, including the topics of Redefinition of National Security of 1945-1953, The Atomic Bomb: How the Cold War Began, and the Truman Doctrine and Containment and the main theme of Cultural Change with the topics of Rosie the Riveter: Transformation of women's work expectations during WWII, Desegregation, sit-ins, and boycotts as challenges to White Supremacy, and Women's Liberation are all very significant facets of comprehending our American history during the time of 1937-1971. To really understand our rich history, we have to examine the successes and failures of the American government in creating and extending an American Empire in North America. Simultaneously, our citizens made a transformation from 400 years ago because our societies did not have the same values, beliefs, customs and behaviors that people had in the year of 1877. American Empire and Cultural Change are very influential themes in our history because they relate to each other to help us understand where our nation came from. When our country was founded, we continued to have decisive relationships with other world powers and nations to carry out the role of global manager. With the purpose of staying a flourishing country, we needed to understand the total social development of the United States accordingly from the transition of an individualistic, patriarchal, white supremacist society to a more bureaucratic organization it is today. We are much more further advanced than the previous times, but we still remain very different. After the ending of WWII, National Security meant much more than simply defending the nation's territory against invasion, it came to be identified with the creation and preservation of a free-trading capitalist world order. U.S. policymakers became determined to awaken the global capitalist economy by depending on a world system of free
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