History A: The making of the modern world Unit 3c: a divided union? the USA 1945-70 (All Dates)

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History Dates
The impact of the cold war:
June 1948 ­ SU closed Berlin's transport links out of SU Germany
April 1949 ­ Set up NATO
May 1949 ­ Set up Federal Republic of West Germany
October 1949 ­ Set up Communist German Democratic Republic
1950 ­ North Korea invaded South Korea
1953 ­ War ends
November 1954 ­ Peace talks continued until then
The rest of topic 1:
1948 ­ Alger Hiss accused of being communist
October 1949 ­ China became communist
9th February 1950 - McCarthy made a speech saying he could name 205
10th February 1950 ­ McCarthy changed number to 57
20th February 1950 ­ McCarthy changed number to 81
18th July 1950 ­ Julius and Ethel Rosenberg arrested
20th July 1950 ­ 3 Democrats signed statement saying McCarthy's charges were "a
fraud and a hoax, the most wicked campaign of half-truths in this country's history"
January 1953 ­ Eisenhower set up investigation into communist beliefs among
government workers.
September 1953 ­ McCarthy began to investigate possible communists in the army
2nd December 1954 ­ senate voted to censure (disapprove of what he has done)
McCarthy for improper conduct.
1954 ­ Communist party officially banned
Topic 2:
1870 ­ Black Americans officially had the right to vote
1948 ­ Army desegregated (after war and by presidential order)
1957 ­ Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) set up, underlining
importance of church organisations to the organisation of protests
1st December 1955 ­ Rosa Parks arrested for refusing to give up her seat
5th December 1955 ­ Rosa Parks trail + NAACP worked with church and college
organisations to set up a one day bus boycott on that day
5th December 1955 ­ Montgomery Improvement Association (MIA) set up to
improve integration
17th December 1956 ­ Supreme court ruled segregation on buses unconstitutional
21st December 1956 ­ Black people rode buses again

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Using the law:
1896 ­ Plessy v. Ferguson Supreme court ruled facilities, education and transport
could be segregated as long as they were `separate but equal'
1947 ­ President Truman told the Committee on Civil Rights that it was time to
make sure civil right laws were enforced
June 1951 ­ Oliver Brown brought the case of Brown v. Topeka to try and integrate
elementary schools in Topeka, Kansas. The case was rejected.…read more

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­ Civil rights campaigners targeted Birmingham for a full-scale nonviolent
desegregation campaign
3rd April 1963 ­ Campaign began. There were anti-segregation marches and Bull
Conner's police made many arrests, among them Martin Luther King.…read more

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August 1964 ­ their bodies were found, they had been shot in the head
That summer ­ 6 civil rights, 80 beatings, 35 shootings and over 1000 arrests.
17000 black people registered to vote and only 1600 succeeded
Landmark laws:
2nd June 1964 ­ New Civil Rights Act was passed. The act banned discrimination in
education, public places and work, it also set up an Equal Opportunities
Commission to investigate discrimination.…read more

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Chicago and Cleveland 1966
Newark and Detroit 1967
Washington and Cleveland 1968
1968 ­ A non-violent march for union rights lead by Martin Luther King fell apart
into a riot
4th April 1968 ­ Martin Luther King was assassinated, there were riots in over 100
American towns and cities, it took 55000 soldiers to stop the riots and 46 people
died, 27000 were arrested and the riots caused $45 million in damages.…read more

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Position of woman:
1920 ­ the Federation of Business and Professional Woman set up
1950 ­ 1960 ­ Most people expected woman to be homemakers, general feeling
was that work for woman was just temporary, woman didn't need careers
Until 1962 ­ Eleanor Roosevelt campaigned for equality for woman, during the war
she pressed for childcare for woman working on the home front, at first people
listened to her because she was Roosevelt's wife but she became so popular she
was urged to run as…read more


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