Timeline of WWII 1.Japanese forces launch a surprise attack against the naval base at Pearl Harbor 2.Allied forces launch the D-Day invasion of Europe 3.Vice President Harry S Truman becomes president after Franklin Roosevelt's death 4.The United States uses the atomic bomb on Hiroshima
Flying Tigers The Flying Tigers are considered patriotic because they were former pilots of the U.S. Armed Forces who voluntarily flew with the Chinese Air Force to resist Japanese aggression.
The Holocaust There was a widespread persecution of Jews in the Holocaust because the Nazi’s believed that the Jews were racially inferior.
New Technologies President Truman used the atomic bomb on Japan forcing them to surrender to the United States.
Effects of WWII The US was able to change its economy to a wartime economy which helped us beat the Axis Powers. After WWII the United States became the first superpower and the most powerful nation in the world.
Plessy v. Ferguson The Plessy v. Ferguson court case allowed for public facilities to segregate racial groups.
Civil Rights The Civil Rights Era is characterized by social changes that were achieved by using non violent methods.
Political Leaders George Wallace, Orval Faubus, and Lester Maddox were all supporters of racial segregation
Rosa Parks When Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man on the bus & was arrested for it, this incident sparked the Civil Rights Movement Martin Luther King’s response to her arrest turned him into a spokesmen for the civil rights movement.
United Farm Workers The United Farm Workers organized boycotts as an effort to expand economic opportunities for their members.
Expansion of the Democratic Process The following laws The Voting Rights Act of 1965, 13 th, 14 th, 15 th, 19 th & the 24 th Amendment have helped expand the right to vote to women and minorities.
Civil Rights Act of 1964 The Civil Rights Act of 1964 focused on ending discrimination in the workplace.
Integration Sports programs were integrated which allowed men like Jackie Robinson & Ernie Davis to thrive in sports.
Impact of the Civil Rights Movement The civil rights movement led to an increase in participation of women and minorities in politics. Programs like the Great Society programs, affirmative action, and Title IX legislation were made to help expand economic opportunities for women and minorities