Edexcel GCSE History: The USA, 1954–75, conflict at home and abroad

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PAPER 3: OPTION 33: The USA, 1954–75: conflict at home and abroad

In this module, students will cover the following topics in line with the Edexcel specifications booklet. Detailed information for the module can be found on page 44-45.

Topics include:

Key topic 1: The development of the civil rights movement, 1954-60

  • 1 The position of black Americans in the early 1950s
  • 2 Progress in education
  • 3 The Montgomery Bus Boycott and its impact, 1955-60
  • 4 Opposition to the civil rights movement

Key topic 2: Protest, progress and radicalism, 1960-75

  • 1 Progress, 1960-65
  • 2 Peaceful protests and their impact, 1963-65
  • 3 Malcolm X and Black Power, 1963-70
  • 4 The civil rights movement, 1965-75

Key topic 3: US involvement in the Vietnam War, 1954-75

  • 1 Reasons for US involvement in the conflict in Vietnam, 1954-75
  • 2 Escalation of the conflict in Vietnam, 1964-68
  • 3 The nature of the conflict in Vietnam, 1964-68
  • 4 Changes under Nixon, 1969-73

Key topic 4: Reactions to, and the end of, US involvement in Vietnam, 1964-75

  • 1 Opposition to the war
  • 2 Support for the war
  • 3 The peace process and end of the war
  • 4 Reasons for the failure of the USA in Vietnam

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