Social and cultural change in the 1920s and 1930s: stand: continuity,changes were superficial and
merely a faade.
Social and cultural change represented efforts by citizens organising into civil
socieites to preserve control of the economic and cu
Tutor: Dr Quek
The Norton and Sterling readings depict the experiences of African American women in the
periods before and after the civil war respectively. Both readings exhibit a similar portrayal
of African American women bei
American constitution/impact of American revolution: created in 1788 Declaration of
Causes of the civil war
Slave issue: Started with the 1820 Missouri compromise which prohibited slavery in the
former Louisiana Territory north of the parallel 3630 north except Missouriopposition, North
wanted to prohibit slavery as it was deemed as a mo
USA westward expansion
-Westward expansion as a civilising mission based on the theory of social Darwinism In which usa
was justified to dominate the indigenous populations as they were the superior forces.
Kickstarted by the Louisiana purchase in 1803: a
How did the outcome of the First World War affect the ways in which the American government and
people interpreted and prepared for the Second World War?
WW1: Economic interests led USA to WWI Munitions corporations motivated USA to
enter WW1 in or
1950s and 1960s
Political Developments in 1950s: federal government's responsibility to protect blacks.
-Truman'S fair deal pushed forward legislation to support civil rights of African Americans,
including anti lynching and anti-segregation Iaws which gu
USA free, rich and powerful. help to develop American democracy.
Evolution of USA democracy. Core value held by USA.
Gender: history skewed in the perspective of white males.
Constitution bedrock, founda
Multiculturalism (can also be discussed in SC1101e: race)
Ethnic/ Social history: multi-Culturali
Industralisation: (fundamental factor)
Foreign investments in American companies rose and banks invested in railroads and industrial
-Extension of rail. Growth of industries,steel, coal, refrigeration.
- large scale C