Major Concepts of The Catholic Devotional Revolution
This will be a two-hundred-point exam, the score will be divided by two for the exam grade.
Part one; mandatory essay for all. (100 points).
Historians devote much time to understanding why Al Smith failed to get elected the first Irish Catholic President and why JFK succeeded. One possible explanation is that Smith did not adapt enough to American culture while JFK did. Explore this claim Smith was a New Netherlander; did he adapt himself to that? Did JFK adapt himself to Yankeedom? Finally, how did the two candidates differ in the way they lived their religion?
Part two: choose one out of these two for 100 points).