USA - A Divided Union 1941-80
GCSE Modern World History
This great topic blows away some of the myths we have been taught about the world's biggest superpower. For years Hollywood films and TV programmes have told us about how America is the 'Promised Land' and how everyone has two new cars and a pool.
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George Bush Jr. is!
You will learn about the struggle for civil rights for America's black people, working-class people, women's rights, teenage rebellion, political scandals and some of the heroes and villains of the USA.
Scroll down to choose a topic from the course.
Women and families during and after WW2 -
The American economy -
Civil Rights Movement
-What were the key features of the Brown vs. Topeka case?
-What was the response of the Southern Whites?
Black Power Movement
- How was the Black Power movement different from the non-violent Civil Rights movement?
Student and Youth Movements
-Why did a student movement begin?
-How did the student movement develop and how did it end?
-What was the youth movement?
-Why was there a women's movement?
-How did the women's movement develop?
-How successful was the women's movement?
Kennedy's New Frontier
What were Kennedy's aims?
What policies did he introduce and what problems did he encounter?
How successful was the 'New Frontier'?
Johnson's Great Society
What were Johnson's aims?
What policies was he able to introduce and how?
Why did Johnson fail to create a 'Great Society'?
Why was there a 'Red Scare' in the late 1940s and early 1950s?
What was McCarthyism - what kinds of things happened?
What was McCarthy's role in McCarthyism?
What were the results of McCarthyism?
Why did McCarthyism gradually come to an end?
Nixon and Watergate
What were the key features of the Watergate scandal?
What were the results of the scandal?
Quick Links - WWII - Women, Blacks, Economy; Women in 1950s, McCarthyism, Civil Rights Reasons, Montgomery, Little Rock, Tactics, Successes; Black Power, Youth and Students, Women's Movement, JFK's New Frontier, Johnson's Great Society, Watergate