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1 Isaac Willis Larison, Ph. D. Fulbright Roving Scholar: Norway History, Society and Culture in the United States of America: A Snapshot of the History of USA – significant historical events since 1950.

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3 Oh beautiful for spacious skies, For amber waves of grain, For purple mountain majesties Above the fruited plain! America! America! God shed his grace on thee And crown thy good with brotherhood From sea to shining sea! America the Beautiful Words by Katharine Lee Bates, Melody by Samuel Ward

4 Louisville, KY was named in honor of King Louis XVI of France. It has a larger population than Oslo. The population of Kentucky is 8 million. Kentucky became a state on June 1, 1792 when George Washington was president. It was the fifteenth state and Isaac Shelby, was elected the first Governor.

5 The sun shines bright in the old Kentucky home, 'Tis summer, the darkies are gay; The corn-top's ripe and the meadow's in the bloom, While the birds make music all the day. The sun shines bright on the old Kentucky home 'Tis summer, the people are gay; The corn top's ripe and the meadow's in the bloom, While the birds make music all the day; The young folks roll on the little cabin floor, All merry, all happy and bright; By 'n' by Hard Times comes a-knocking at the door, Then my old Kentucky home, goodnight. Chorus: Weep no more my lady Oh! weep no more today! We will sing one song for the old Kentucky home, For the Old Kentucky Home far away. Original Lyrics for “My Old Kentucky Home” by Stephen Foster

6 1.There are more than 300 million people living in the USA. 2.More than 90 percent of people in the USA speak English as their first language. 1.The MODERN Civil Rights Movement in the USA began after the Civil War in Eastern Native American people were given lands in Oklahoma in exchange for their original land in the east in Unemployment in the USA is more than 8% today - higher is you are African American or a woman. ANTICIPATION GUIDE - FACTS about the USA DisagreeAgree

7 History Timelines

8 Trail of Tears – Forced Relocation of Native Americans from the Southeast USA to Oklahoma

9 The Trail of Tears refers to the forced relocation of Native American people from the southeastern parts of the USA to present day Oklahoma following the Indian Removal Act of The removal included many members of the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Muscogee (Creek), Seminole, and Choctaw nations, among others in the USA. The phrase, “the Trail of Tears” originated from the description of the removal of the Choctaw Nation in Many Native Americans suffered from exposure, disease and starvation en route to Oklahoma. Many died; including 4,000 of the 15,000 relocated Cherokee people. The Trail of Tears

10 Trail of Tears Information from the state of Georgia

11 The Trail of Tears

12 Native Americans were forced onto reservations and made to conform to European values. Children were denied access to their original languages and culture. This had a devastating impact on them. Language information

13 In the early 1800's, Sequoyah Guess invented a syllabary for writing Cherokee. The syllabary consists of 84 characters which represent the 84 different syllables used in speaking the language. Within days, Sequoyah taught his daughter to read and write her native language, and within months, hundreds of Cherokees were able to write and read their own language.

14 Make a list of the 10 most significant things to happen in the USA since 1950.

15 The Cold War – The Berlin Blockade “Berlin Wall” – The Iron Curtain The Korean War – The Forgotten War The Rise of the “White” Middle Class – Advances in medicine with the Polio vaccine, increase in the minimum wage, urban sprawl – THE GOOD OLD DAYS! – Urban and Rural Poverty McCarthyism – The Communist Network Significant Historical Events in the USA from 1950–1970

16 The Civil Rights Movement – Challenges to public school education – Separate is not equal Kennedy and Johnson – The Great Society – Camelot The Space Race to the moon Civil Rights Act Passes – Antidiscrimination laws – Indian Civil Rights Act, United Farm Workers, ADA, Women’s Rights, Significant Historical Events in the USA from 1950–1970 continued

17 The Hot Wars - Vietnam Conflict – Kennedy, Johnson, MLK – guerrilla warfare, war spreads in Southeast Asia The Cuban Crisis The rebirth of the Environmental Movement – Result in Clean Air, Clean Water Acts in the 1970…80s War Protests, Assassinations, Moon Walks The beginning of the Nixon Years - New Federalism Significant Historical Events in the USA from 1950–1970 continued

18 Nixon visits China Oil Embargo Nixon Resigns Hostages in Iran USSR in Afghanistan AIDS Iran Contra Affair Space Shuttle Challenger Student Protests in China / Berlin Wall is torn down The 1970s and 1980s in America

19 ***Americans with Disabilities Act passes 1990 Nelson Mandela released from prison in South Africa Operation Desert Storm Breakup of the Soviet Union NAFTA Oklahoma City Federal Building Bombing 1995 Clinton Impeachment Election and the War on Terror begins – 2001 Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq Katrina Barack Obama Elected President in 2008 Financial Crisis 2008 The 1990s and 2000 in America

20 The Civil Rights Movement

21 What causes racism? Does racism still exist in America? How are (or what kind of) limitations (racism, classism, etc.) placed on Americans today? Do Norwegians experience the same kinds of issues regarding race, class, gender, etc.? What can Americans and Norwegians learn from each other about racism? Today in America… What are your impressions?

22 We shall overcome We shall overcome some day CHORUS: Oh, deep in my heart I do believe We shall overcome some day We'll walk hand in hand We'll walk hand in hand some day We Shall Overcome

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25 A little over 50 years ago, a federal __________ decreed that Monday, November 14, 1960 would be the __________ black children in New Orleans would go to __________ with white children. There were six of us chosen to __________ the city’s public school system. Two decided to __________ in their old schools. The other three were assigned to McDonough. I would be going to William Frantz __________. The morning of November 14 __________ marshals drove my mother and me the five __________ to William Frantz. In the car one of the men __________ that when we arrived at the school two marshals would walk in front of us, and two would __________ behind us, so we’d be __________ on both sides. Sure enough, people __________ and shook their fists when we got out of the car, but to me it __________ any noisier than Mardi Gras, I held my mother’s hand and followed the marshals through the crowd, up the steps into the school. CLOZE PROCEDURE Explained Day School Federal Integrate Shouted Stay Alone Blocks Walk Protected Judge Wasn’t

26 The Little Rock

27 The Daily Show with John Stewart Newt Gingrich’s Plan for poor Black children


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