The Interwar Years

The Interwar Years
The Interwar period (1919-1939) was characterized by the growth of “isms.” Fascism, communism, socialism, nazism, antisemitism, pacifi sm, consumerism,feminism, and capitalism are but a few. All had impacts on various peoples around the globe.
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Using “isms” from the list above (or another with the approval of your teacher), address the following question in the form of an essay:
Were the interwar years a period of hope and development, or were they a period of despair and regression?
If you have not done so already in, reflect on what you have learned about the interwar years (1919-1939). Draw a conclusion about whether or not you felt they were a period of hope and development or a period of despair and regression. You are welcome to consider and reference the experiences of a variety of nations and peoples around the globe. Use your thinking to formulate a thesis, and remember that you will support your thesis using a reference to different ‘isms’ you have previously become familiar with.

Interwar Years Outline
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Your essay should be approximately 1500-1800 words in length, and be formatted accordingly:
Begin your essay with an introductory paragraph.

 Introduce the historical context of the interwar years.

 Articulate your thesis statement within your introduction and briefly introduce your main arguments.
 Remember that your main arguments should make some reference to at least three ‘isms’ you have become familiar with throughout your study of world history.
 Include at least 3 body paragraphs that explain your main arguments in greater detail.
 Adequately support each of your arguments with historical evidence and research information.
 Ensure that your arguments help support your thesis and are related to three ‘isms’ you have become familiar with throughout your study of world history.
 Finish your essay with a concluding paragraph where you summarize your argument and main pieces of supporting evidence. You may wish to leave the reader with an additional question or information to consider.
 Format your essay according to the conventions outlined in the
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