The USA at home and abroad 1954-1975
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.Martin Luther King jr
This topic is divided into two main sections: The Civil Rights movement, and the Vietnam War.
Civil Rights Revision and Practice Questions
- Revise 1950s Civil Rights
- Explain why there was progress in civil rights 1960-1965
- What can you infer from Source A?
- What can you infer from Source A? (2)
- How useful are Sources A & B?
- Revise SNCC
- Revise Malcolm X
- Revise the Black Panthers
Vietnam Revision and Practice Questions
- How did the USA get involved in Vietnam?
- What were successive presidents' policies in Vietnam?
- What were US fighting methods in Vietnam?
- Vietnam Sources question (Opposition)
- 1968 - a turning point
- Vietnam and the role of the Media
- Why was America unable to win in Vietnam?
Below are some YouTube clips from a documentary called 'America's Time', which give an insight into American attitudes to multiple aspects of their culture between the 1950s and 1970s. Although only Civil Rights and Vietnam are on your exam, it is worth watching these in full, because of the wider context.