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
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
The Impact of the war on USA
- 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
- 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
- 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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- 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.
USA HAD ALWAYS BEEN AFRAID OF COMMUNISM