The Rise of Conservativism
Prepare:Â ExploreÂ The Political CompassÂ website and take the quiz. Take the time to notice where your responses landed you on the Political Compass grid and where that point is in relation to world leaders. Then, read Chapters 13 and 14 in your textbook and the article, â€œThe Rise of Conservatism Since World War II.â€
Reflect:Â Consider the information onÂ The Political CompassÂ website. How well did the information on the website conform to your own views of what â€œliberalâ€ and â€œconservativeâ€ mean? How well did the information conform to the mediaâ€™s portrayals of â€œliberalâ€ and â€œconservativeâ€? Think about the information that you read in the textbook and â€œThe rise of conservatism since World War II.â€ Reflect on the reasons that conservatism gained more popular support in the last part of the 20th century and what effect conservative policies have had on different groups.
Write:Â Based on your textbook and the required article, explain
- At least three reasons for the rise of conservatism in the last part of the 20th century.
- At least one way in which the rise of conservatism had been positive or negative for a specific group of Americans.
Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Provide specific examples to support your points. Your references and citations must be formatted according to APA style as outlined by the Ashford Writing Center.