Oxford AQA History: A Level and AS Component 2: The American Dream: Reality and Illusion 1945-1980

Oxford AQA History: A Level and AS Component 2: The American Dream: Reality and Illusion 1945-1980

By Sally Waller, Mark Stacey
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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents
  • Front Cover
  • Title Page
  • Contents
  • Introduction to features
  • AQA History specification overview
  • Introduction to the Oxford AQA History series
  • Timeline
  • 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
  • Conclusion
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography
  • Acknowledgements
  • Index
  • Back Cover
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