Blog #99 – When was America great?
Our current president campaigned on the slogan, Make America Great Again. It made me wonder, as an amatuer historian, what time period do you think he meant that America should go back to? So, I ask you, as competent, well-versed APUSH students who have studied almost all of American history, when was America great?
If you’re like me, you may have a hard time narrowing it down to one specific time period. I’m thinking of several, but I won’t reveal my answers until you guys are done w/ this blog.
Please answer the following questions:
- Give me a time period when you think America was great. It doesn’t have to be the latest, or the best, but one in which you think America lived up to its highest ideals and values. Explain why you think this event or time period makes America great.
- Since the president doesn’t think we’re great now, why do you think we are not great now (in essence, what made America not great)? Or, if you disagree with the president, why is America great now? Explain with specific examples.
- What time period do you think the president wants to go back to and why?