1950's. 1950’s. Main Essential Question:. How did political and social developments between 1945 and 1970 affect American culture and norms?. SSUSH 20 The student will analyze the domestic and international impact of the Cold War on the United States.
c. Describe the Cuban Revolution, the Bay of Pigs, and the Cuban missile crisis.
d. Describe the Vietnam War, the Tet offensive and growing opposition to the war.
Georgia Performance Standards
SSUSH23 The student will describe and assess the impact of political developments between 1945 and 1970.
a. Describe the Warren Court and the expansion of individual rights as seen in the Miranda decision.
b. Describe the political impact of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy; include the impact on civil rights legislation.
c. Explain Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society; include the establishment of Medicare.
d. Describe the social and political turmoil of 1968; include the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy, and the events surrounding the Democratic National Convention.
SSUSH24 The student will analyze the impact of social change movements and organizations of the 1960s.
a. Compare and contrast the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) tactics; include sit-ins, freedom rides, and changing composition.
b. Describe the National Organization of Women and the origins and goals of the modern women’s movement.
c. Analyze the anti-Vietnam War movement.
d. Analyze Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers’ movement.
e. Explain Rachel Carson and Silent Spring, Earth Day, the creation of the EPA, and the modern environmentalist movement.
f. Describe the rise of the conservative movement as seen in the presidential candidacy of Barry Goldwater (1964) and the election of Richard M. Nixon (1968).
SSUSH25 The student will describe changes in national politics since 1968.
a. Describe President Richard M. Nixon’s opening of China, his resignation due to the Watergate scandal, changing attitudes toward government, and the Presidency of Gerald Ford.
People making money , buying cars, living further away from workAnswer? Inter-state Highway Act-construction of 40,000 miles of interstate highways over a 10-year period; it was the largest public works project in American history to that point. America is growing and on the move!
1963- Police arrest King and other ministers demonstrating in Birmingham, Ala., then turn fire hoses and police dogs on the marchers.Medgar Evers, NAACP leader, is murdered June 12 as he enters his home in Jackson, Miss250,000 people attend the March on Washington, D.C. urging support for pending civil-rights legislation. The event was highlighted by King's "I have a dream" speech. Four girls killed Sept. 15 in bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala.
I have a dream
Letter from a Birmingham jail
The 24th Amendment abolishes the poll tax
President Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Congress passes the Voting Rights Act
Asserting that civil rights laws alone are not enough to remedy discrimination, President Johnson issues Executive Order 11246, which enforces affirmative action for the first time. It requires government contractors to "take affirmative action" toward prospective minority employees in all aspects of hiring and employment.
In Loving v. Virginia, banning interracial
marriage is declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court
The Rolling Stones
Sonny and Cher
The Righteous Brothers
“No more barefoot and pregnant”
Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater – credited with sparking the resurgence of the American conservative political movement in the 1960’s
“I have little interest in streamlining government or in making it more efficient, for I mean to reduce its size. I do not undertake to promote welfare, for I propose to extend freedom. My aim is not to pass laws, but to repeal them. It is not to inaugurate new programs, but to cancel old ones that do violence to the Constitution”
The King Has Left the Building