Truman and Civil Rights – Key Facts

Key Revision Facts (THIS IS BY NO MEANS ALL OF WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW, IT IS TAKEN FROM THE SECTION ENTITLED ‘TRUMAN AND CIVIL RIGHTS’ ON THE A3 REVISION SHEET ON TRUMAN’S POST WAR RECONSTRUCTION. Name 2 African-American protest organisations active in the Truman era. – NAACP and CORE. How did these organisations protest…

McCarthyism – The Second Red Scare Key Facts

Key Revision Facts (THIS IS BY NO MEANS ALL OF WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW, IT IS TAKEN FROM THE SECTION ENTITLED ‘TRUMAN AND THE SECOND RED SCARE’ ON THE A3 REVISION SHEET ON TRUMAN’S POST WAR RECONSTRUCTION) Which Anti-extremist body was created to protect the USA in 1938? – HUAC Which celebrity case triggered…

Regional Divisions Within America

The South/Deep South/Confederate/Dixieland eg. Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama etc. Confederate States (States that declared a new government after Abraham Lincoln became president. He wanted to stop slavery which upset these states as they relied on slaves for their agriculture and rural economy) Segregationist Pro-slavery Very Agricultural Cotton Plantations Poor Rural Economy Black and White Poverty Some…

Structure of American Government

This information is background knowledge. You won’t ever be asked to give a detailed explanation of how decisions get made in American politics. However, it is important to know as it will help to understand other parts of the course, such as the ‘War of Vetos’ between Truman and the Republican congress after the 1946…

Soviet Union, Russia, USSR

Some people were confused at the start of the course as to what exactly was meant by the terms Soviet Union, Russia and USSR so here is a brief explanation of how they relate to each other. The Soviet Union and USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics) are the same thing. They both refer to…