Explore BrainMass

one social, economic, or political event from five decades

I need least two references in each decade's. I would like to post 10 for this project which is $3.99x10. Is this ok

Solution Preview

Please allow some of my notes to help within this vast topic scope. Once you write your essay, please post it at one credit per page and we can edit for you in a new posting. Good luck.

As you overview the 1950s and pertinent events, I feel that Brown vs. Board of Education was a landmark event, especially in terms of American history and Civil Rights. Because this landmark Supreme Court case of Brown v. Board of Education (1954) "settled the question of whether or not blacks and whites can receive an education integrated with or separate from each other. The case overturned the 1896 case of Plessy v. Ferguson, which established the doctrine of "separate but equal." This concept stated that separate public facilities of equal quality do not violate the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution, which reads:

Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws" (

Besides this historic event, which was significant because it reiterated the rights of all Americans to attend equal educational facilities, you might also choose a political event from this decade. For example, you might cite how McCarthyism and the Red Scare of the 1950s also held deep meaning. Research shows that Senator Joseph R. McCarthy claimed to possess a list of 205 card-carrying Communists employed in the U.S. Department of State. From that moment Senator McCarthy became a tireless crusader against Communism in the early 1950s, a period that has been commonly referred to as the "Red Scare" (

As you overview the 1960s, I'd ...

Solution Summary

One social, economic, or political event from each of the five decades following World War II is selected for research.