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USII.9 Modern America

STUDY
PLAY
effects of segregation
- separate educational facilities
- separate public facilities
- social isolation of races
Plessy v Ferguson
allowed "separate but equal"
Brown v Board of Education
desegregated public schools
Martin Luther King Jr.
used passive resistance against segregated facilities
Rosa Parks
Montgomery Bus Boycott
Freedom Riders
protested segregation in interstate buses
NAACP
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Civil Rights Act of 1964
made discrimination based on race illegal
Voting Rights Act of 1965
outlawed discrimination in voting
workplace disadvantages for women
- discrimination in hiring process
- lower wages for women than men for the same job
NOW
National Organization for Women
Equal Rights Amendment
a proposed amendment aimed at banning discrimination based on gender
Industries that increased travel post WWII
interstate highways
jets/airlines
telecommunications technology
pagers
cell phones
televisions
access to heating and air conditioning
improved quality of life and encouraged population growth in certain areas of the country
results of nationwide access to the same entertainment and information
decreased regional variation
Charles Drew
Medicine: worked with plasma
J. Robert Oppenheimer
Physics: worked on the Manhatten Project
Frank Lloyd Wright
Architect
Martha Graham
dancer and choreographer
Henry Louis Gates
historian
Maya Angelou
Literature
Bill Gates
computer technology: Microsoft
Ray Kroc
franchising: McDonald's
Twentieth and Twenty First Century Foreign Policy
- increase in terrorist activities
- conflicts in the Middle East
- changing relationships with nations
Changing immigration patterns
an increase in the number of Hispanic and Asian Americans
Global environmental issues
- global climate change
- conservation of water and other natural resources
energy issues
dependence on foreign oil
world health issues
global pandemics