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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. Women's Rights in the USA.

Badge from 1970 promoting Women's Rights

Equal opportunities at work were granted to women in the USA through the 1964 Civil Rights Act. This forbade discrimination in the workplace. In 1966 the National Organization for Women was established. This group aimed to improve the rights of women. Since the 1970's there have been further improvements, with the following changes taking place:

• Greater freedom in reproductive choice (1973);

• Minimum wage protection for domestic workers (1974);

• Prohibitions against discriminating in employment against pregnant women (1978);

• Tougher child support laws and protection of pension rights for widows and divorced women (1984);

• Provision of federal funds for child care (1990);

• Employment protection for workers needing extended time off to care for family members (1993);

• Protections against violence (1994).

 

 

   

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