Historical Thinking 6 Questions General Format: Answer each question. Each answer should

Historical Thinking 6 Questions
General Format: Answer each question. Each answer should be clear, provide explanation, analysis, and direct reference to specifics within the document(s), lecture, or textbook. Please cite when you are using ideas or quoting from the documents. You can do this parenthetically by simply stating the document used. For example, if you say “blah, blah, blay (doc 1);” or you quote something: Custer stated “ ‘blady, blah, bla, bleh’ ” (doc 3). Notice that you cite the information whether it is in your own words or you are quoting directly.
Answer Length: Each answer should be approximately 250 – 500 words long.
Questions:
In what ways do John Wayne’s concerns about the infiltration of Communism into American society correspond to the growing tension between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War? To what extent do Wayne’s films and ideas reflect the sentiments of the Red Scare and a particular notion of what it meant to be an American?
Why do you think that Westerns (films made about the American West) were often made during the 1950s and early 1960s? How did their mythologizing of the West comport with ideas of freedom? In what ways do these ideas track with the reality of American and the West in the late 19th century that we have discussed in class?