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Oxford AQA History: A Level and AS Component 2: The American Dream: Reality and Illusion 1945-1980
Sally Waller, Mark Stacey
Oxford AQA History: A Level and AS Component 2: The American Dream: Reality and Illusion 1945-1980
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Retaining all the well-loved features from the previous editions, The American Dream has been approved by AQA and matched to the 2015 specification. With a strong focus on skills building and exam practice, this book covers in depth the challenges faced by the USA at home and abroad as it emerged from the Second World War as a superpower. It focuses on key concepts such as American identity, anti-communism and ethnic identities, and covers events and developments with precision. Students can further develop vital skills such as historical interpretations and source analyses via specially selected sources and extracts. Practice questions and study tips provide additional support to help familiarize students with the new exam style questions, and help them achieve their best in the exam.

Front Cover
Title Page
Introduction to features
AQA History specification overview
Introduction to the Oxford AQA History series
Introduction to this book
Part One Prosperity, inequality and Superpower status, 1945–1963
1 Truman and post- war America, 1945–1952
1 The United States in 1945
2 The USA as a Superpower
3 Truman and post-war reconstruction
4 African-Americans in the North and South
2 Eisenhower: Tranquillity and crisis,1952–1960
5 The presidency under Eisenhower
6 The economy in the 1950s and the consumer society
7 The USA and the Cold War 1952–1960
8 African-Americans in the North and South,1953–1960
3 John F Kennedy and the‘New Frontier’, 1960–1963
9 The presidential election of 1960
10 Challenges to American power
11 African-Americans in the North and South
12 The USA by 1963
Part Two Challenges to the American Dream, 1963–1980
4 The Johnson presidency, 1963–1968
13 Johnson as president
14 Maintaining American world power
15 African-Americans in the North and South
16 Social divisions and protest movements
5 Republican reaction: the Nixonpresidency, 1968–1974
17 The presidential election of 1968 and thereasons for Nixon’s victory
18 The restoration of conservative social policies
19 The limits of American world power
20 The Watergate Affair and its aftermath
6 The USA after Nixon, 1974–1980
21 Ford and Carter as presidents
22 The position of the USA as a world power
23 African-Americans in the North and South
24 The USA by 1980
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