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The United States, 1919-1941

Causes of the Economic Boom (1920's)

Consequences of the Economic Boom (1920's)

Industries in decline (1920's)

Problems in Agriculture (1920's)

The Roaring Twenties

Prohibition and Gangsters

Racism and Intolerance

Causes of the Wall Street Crash

Consequences of the Wall Street Crash

The impact of the depression

The Nature of the New Deal

Opposition to the New Deal

Was the New Deal a Success?

The USA, 1945 - 1975.

The Red Scare

Impact of war on Civil Rights

Civil Rights in 1950

Brown v Topeka Board of Education

Little Rock High School

Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Protest

Martin Luther King Jnr

Nation of Islam / Malcolm X

Black Panthers

Ku Klux Klan

March on Washington

Civil Rights Acts

Immigration Act, 1965

Rights for Hispanic Americans

Student Protests of the 1960's

Womens Rights

Issues faced by Native Americans in the 1970's




The USA, 1945 - 1975. Civil Rights Acts.

President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965

President Johnson signing the Civil Rights Act

The Civil Rights Movement of the 1950's and 60's led to a number of new laws being introduced in America. These laws gradually provided Americans with more equal oportunities and granted minority groups rights which they had previously been denied. They altered migration laws; stopped segregation; extended the right to vote and introduced legislation designed to ensure equal rights in the workplace, at school and in general. Some of the Civil Rights legislation was the result of the Civil Rights campaigns. Other pieces of legislation were introduced because there was a political will to implement the changes. The links below provide detailed accounts of the relevant Civil Rights acts of the period.


History Learning Site - Civil Rights Act 1957

History Learning Site - Civil Rights Act 1960

History Learning Site - Civil Rights Act 1964

Wikipedia - Voting Rights Act 1965

Wikipedia - 1968 Civil Rights Act




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