Pages in this set

Page 1

Preview of page 1
Dates ­ USA `A Divided Union'
KEY TOPIC 1:
Impact of the Cold War

1945 - US atom bomb tested successfully

1949 - Soviet atom bomb successfully tested

1949 ­ Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Poland and Czechoslovakia all become one-party communist states
controlled by the Soviet Union

1947 ­ Truman doctrine…

Page 2

Preview of page 2
Dates ­ USA `A Divided Union'
KEY TOPIC 2:
Progress in Civil Rights

1909 ­ National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People was founded (NAACP)

1941 ­ Philip Randolph organized the March on Washington movement

1941 ­ Roosevelt set up Fair Employment Practices Commission to prevent discrimination at work…

Page 3

Preview of page 3
The Montgomery Bus Boycott

March 1955 ­ Claudette Colvin arrested for not giving up her seat

1 December 1955 ­ Parks refused to give up her seat on the bus

Monday 5 December 1955 ­ Montgomery Women's Political Council held a one day bus boycott

"............................................." ­ Parks' trial

December…

Page 4

Preview of page 4
1962 ­ Voter Education Project set up

Dates ­ USA `A Divided Union'
KEY TOPIC 3:
Peace Marches in 1963

3 April 1963 ­ Birmingham March demonstrations began

6 April 1963 ­ some activists were arrested

12 April 1963 ­ King arrested in further demonstrations

20 April 1963 ­ King…

Page 5

Preview of page 5
1965 ­ The voting Rights Act

End 1965 ­ 250000 black Americans had registered for the vote

4 April 1968 ­ King assassinate din Memphis, supposedly by James Earl Ray

1968 ­ Nixon became president

Malcolm X and Black power

1960 ­ More than 75% of the Nation of Islam…

Page 6

Preview of page 6
Dates ­ USA `A Divided Union'
KEY TOPIC 4:
Reasons for Student Protest

1963 ­ Assassination of Kennedy angered many youths

1964 ­ Start of the wave of strikes and demonstrations

1964 ­ Johnson declared war on North Vietnam and many young Americans had to go to war

1964 +…

Page 7

Preview of page 7
1940 ­ 12 million women in work

1940 ­ Women made up 19% of the work force

1942 ­ Poll showed that 60% of Americans were in favour of women helping with war industries

1945 ­ 18.5 million women in work

1950 ­ Women made up 28.8% of the workforce…

Page 8

Preview of page 8

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar History resources:

See all History resources »