History - A divided union 1941-1980

History GCSE Edexcel- A divided union A5

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Key dates- Timeline

1941-1945- World war two. Women gain independence. Blacks gain equality and the Japanse are interned1945-1953- Red Scare- Alger Hiss, Rosenbergs and the holywood ten

1950-54- MCARTHYISM.

1954- Brown V Board of Education, Topeka

1955- Montgomerry Bus Boycott.

1957- Little Rock High School.

1959-1961- Sitins and Freedom Riders

1960-63- JFK and the New Frontier

1962- Martin luther King and the birmingham Alabama protests

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1963- March On washington and i have a dream speech

1963-68- Johnson and the Great society

1965-1970 The student and Hippie movements

1965-1973- Womens Movement

1972- Watergate Scandal

1974- Nixon resigned

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The Impact of the war on USA

WOMEN

  • tHE NUMBER OF WORKING WOMEN HAD INCREASED BY A DRAMATIC AMOUNT
  • Many now worked in defence industries
  • Percentage of Working women went up from 27 in 1941 to 37 in 1945
  • Rosie the Riveter had inspired them during the war to gain what they wanted

BLACK AMERICANS

  • Blacks joined army but there was still segregation remaingin
  • Blacks had to serve in seperate units
  • Black women became nurses but could only treat black soldiers

JAPANESE AMERICANS

  • 100000 japanese americans were interned to camps because they were thought as a security threat
  • There property and belongings were either lost or sold.
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ECONOMY-

  • postive impact on economy
  • Richer Economy - INcreased
  • American lived a high standard in 1950's
  • 1956- the interstate highways act0 enabled the buliding of new roads

Other MAIN changes

  • Double V campaign- double victory- black leaders took oppurtunity to highlight the plight of blacks.
  • NAACP- NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCMENT OF COLOURED PEOPLE. made racial equality a domestic issue.
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MCARTHYISM

USA HAD ALWAYS BEEN AFRAID OF COMMUNISM

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