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GENESEE ACADEMY SOCIAL SCIENCE

LESSON 29/30

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POST WAR YEARS

The Cold War affected the American life. It helped to create some of the most extreme tensions of the century. What help cause the Cold War? What were the tensions between each side? What was the meeting about in 1943? Why was Europe divided after World War II?

There were also great changes in the American way of life after WWII. Why were the suburbs made? What kind of life style was created during this time period? Why was Rock n Roll so popular in the 1950s? Did this popularity cause an economical change?

What factors created the ability for African Americans to participate in the Civil Rights Movement?

 

TERMS

The Marshall plan

The Koran War

McCarthyism

NATO

NASA

Election of 1948

General Motors

Truman

Fiscal policy

Monetary policy

John Lewis

Martin Luther King, Jr

Rosa Parks

Montgomery Bus boycott

Brown v. Board of Education

Little Rock Nine

Baby Boom

Domino Effect

Containment

AP EXAM QUESTIONS
1999 PART C
Question 5
Assess the success of the United States policy of containment in Asia between 1945 and 1975.
 
2001 PART A
Question 1
What were the Cold War fears of the American people in the aftermath of the Second World War? How successfully did the administration of President Eisenhower address these fears?
(Use the documents at http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/ap/history_us/samp.html?ushist and your knowledge of the period 1948 to 1961 to answer the question.)
2003 FORM A, PART C
Question 5
Compare and contrast United States society in the 1920's and the 1950's with respect to TWO of the following.
race relations
role of women
consumerism
2005 FORM B, PART C
Question 5
Analyze the ways in which TWO of the following contributed to the changes in women's lives in the United States in the mid-twentieth century.
Wars
Literature and/or popular culture
Medical and/or technological advances
2006 FORM B, PART A
Question 1
Analyze developments from 1941 to 1949 that increased suspicion and tension between the United States and the Soviet Union.
(Use the documents at http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/ap/history_us/samp.html?ushist and your knowledge of the period 1941 to 1949 to answer the question.)
2006 FORM A, PART C
Question 5
While the United States appeared to be dominated by consensus and conformity in the 1950's, some Americans reacted against the status quo.
Analyze the critiques of United States society made by TWO of the following.
Youth
Civil Right Activists
Intellectuals

  Reading to Consider

1. S.O.A.P.

2. Main reason for the plan?

3. What effect did the plan have on society?

 
 
 
 
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