27. Stonewall Riot: The Stonewall Riot was a riot in 1969 among gays and lesbians. They protested against police raids in a gay bar in New York called Stonewall Inn. Before the raids and protest, police already actively began to raid homsexuals. In America, becoming a gay or lesbian is morally wrong, so cops started to arrest gays. In the bar, people fought back, which became the oppression for gays, which began the gay pride movement. 28. Black Panthers: The Black Panthers was formed in 1966 and was a black militant party fighting for racial equality. Their means was to confront violence directly and the only means of achieving black liberation. The Black Panthers called on members to arm themselves for the liberation struggle. The party members eventually became involved in a series of violent confrontations with the police and in a series of trials. In contrary to other civil rights groups, the Black Panthers used violence to defend themselves. With
Lee 6 these actions, they were able to raise public awareness in the US for the African American community and pushed for civil rights. Essays Analyze how political values and reform emerged in American society after World War II and how these values created political and social change in the United States during the postwar period. I.IntroductionA.Military reformsB.CommunismC.Social changesD.Military reforms, Communism, and social changes emerged after WorldWar II that shaped America and created changes.II.First Body ParagraphA.Military reforms were created to build up the military and managemilitary crisis.1.National Security Council (NSC): This was presided over thepresident for considering national security and foreign policymatters with cabinet members.2.North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO): created afterWWII, based on military alliance with Europe and democraticnations to strengthen international ties.3.Central Intelligence Agency (CIA): independent agency of theUS for coordinating intelligence and monitor overseascommunications.III.Second Body ParagraphA.The US pledged to stop communism from spreading after WWII, soAmerica got involved in foreign matters.1.The US got involved in Greece, when suspected communismrose, which allowed President Truman to apply thecontainment policy.2.The US also got involved in the Korean War, where theNorth was Communists and the South was Anti-Communists.3.United Nations was established; it consisted of internationalnations to be directors of global peace.IV.Third Body ParagraphA.Social Changes impacted American ideals after WWII.1.Baby Boom: increased percentage of marriages caused thebaby population to rise, when troops came back home to theirwives.2.Suburban Boom: Middle Class people moved to the citysuburbs in the West in response to demographic booms.
Lee 7 3.African Americans and other minorities started gainingrecognition, marking the beginning of the Civil RightsMovement.