Note: Attempt any five questions.
Q. No. 1. What were the major flaws in the Articles of Confederation (the first constitution of the United States of America) that led to the Philadelphia Convention and the drafting of a new constitution? Discuss the salient features of the present constitution of the United States of America.
Q. No. 2. Discuss Thomas Jefferson as President, politician and political theorist.
Q. No. 3. Discuss the major factors responsible for the ‘sectional divide’ between the Northern and the Southern states of the United States of America that finally led to the American Civil War.
Q. No. 4. Discuss the internal and external factors that let the U.S. on an imperialist path at the end of the 19th century.
Q. No. 5. Write a comprehensive note on the Black Civil Rights Movement in America for equal civil rights and the role played in it by different individuals and organizations.
Q. No. 6. Critically examine U.S. role as a peace maker in the post-Cold war era, with particular reference to the Balkans and South Asia.
Q. No. 7. Write short notes on any TWO of the following:
(a) Marbury vs Madison (b) Watergate scandal
(c) The Scandals and controversies involving President William Jefferson Bill Clinton