history resources the usa

Harding, C. (2020) ‘Dropping the bomb on Hiroshima’, Modern History Review, 23 (1), pp.10-13.
This article explores the events preceding the 1945 bombing of Hiroshima, and what caused the USA to be the first nation to use a nuclear weapon in war. This article includes four exam-style questions.

Read, C. (2020) ‘Timeline: Cold War from 1947-1968’, Modern History Review, 22 (3), pp.16-17.
The Cold War is one of the most widely debated phenomena in history. This timeline charts its origins and phases.

Smith, A. (2020) ‘The US Supreme Court: origins and development’, Modern History Review, 23 (2), pp.30-33.
The US Supreme Court has had a hand in some of the most important decisions in UK political history. This article explores its influence. This article includes exam-style questions and guidance on using this article in your exam.

Kabiri, A. (2017) ‘The Wall Street Crash of 1929’, Modern History Review, 20 (2), pp.30-33.
How did the US stock market go from boom (after the First World War) to bust?

Mason, R. (2016) ‘Minorities and the New Deal’, Modern History Review, 18 (4), pp.18-22.
Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal set out to help the victims of the Great Depression. Why did some of those most in need of help not receive their fair share?

Plath, L. (2016) ‘Slaves on screen: depictions of slavery in American film’, Modern History Review, 19 (1), pp.10-13.
This article discusses portrayals of slavery in the USA in American film. Can a historical film about slavery be both authentic and entertaining?

Roadnight, A. (2016) ‘The USA’s Cold War in Asia: Korea, Indonesia and Vietnam’, Modern History Review, 18 (3), pp.18-22.
Fear of Moscow’s influence led the USA into two major wars and constant efforts to subvert the independence of former European colonies, especially in southeast Asia.

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