1. What organizations, events or public policies do you think contributed the most to advance the Civil Rights movement from 1950 to 1990? The first paragraph seems kinda wordy and doesn't exactly make sense based upon word choice. Make it simpler, cleaner, and more concise in order to drive home your point better. Further about question one, I like what you mentioned about the events in the 50's, but the question asks about the span from 1950-1990... Add things from the 60's, 70's, 80's, and 90's to better round your question... Examples: Civil Rights Act of 1964, Martin Luther King Jr, Malcolm X, Black Panthers, Rodney King, and maybe even the LA Riots... 2. How have the wars of the twentieth, and now, twenty-first centuries shaped the lives of working class people in the United States? I think you were aiming for a summation of "The Great Migration" and how the world wars allowed many black working folk to move north in hopes for better job opportunity. If so, good. To add on, explain how Cold War policies affected Americans at the gas pump negatively. If you want to get even deeper, look into the "Military Industrial Complex" and how it pulled the American economy out of the great depression by employing millions of Americans in factories to build up our warring state. Ultimately the "Military Industrial Complex" coupled with the "G.I. Bill" allowed for the development of "Suburban America" and the rise of the greatest economic era in our nation's history -- The 1950's.