A Changing Society, A Modern World

by Ellie Kee

Struggle for Civil Rights/ Civil Disobedience

  • In 1885, Kansas elected an African American state auditor named Edward McCabe
  • On May 17, 1954, the Supreme Court unanimously overturned Plessy v. Ferguson, and they were ruling in favor of Plaintiffs

The Cold War

  • The Soviet Union was a Communist country
  • After WWII, Korea was split in half along the 38th parallel

The Nuclear Age

  • The Soviet Union successfully launched the first satellite, Sputnik, into Space
  • in 1945, the US used an atomic bomb in Japan

Interesting Facts

  • Japanese fighter planes bombed Pearl Harbor. The day after the United States declared war on Japan.
  • Victory banners were hung around homes to remind them of sons and daughters overseas.
  • The United States would use conscriptions, which involved people rafting into the army and having to go to war if needed according to law.