US History: Person of the decade

By the early 1990s, Soviet
domination in Eastern Europe had ended. A number of individuals
played a part in the collapse of the Soviet Union. Understanding the
role that each played is an important part of understanding the
process that changed European politics and geography.


1. Using the
information from the reading and from your online research, decide
who you think should be named “Person of the Decade.” Then write
a letter to the Time
magazine nominating committee explaining why they should select your
choice for “Person of the Decade.”

This assignment is worth
50 points, so it will be important to:

  • Provide
    background on the person.

  • Give
    details about the person’s work.

  • Explain
    the person’s impact on others and describe how the person changed
    the course of culture and politics.