The Working Class on the frontlines

In MacMahons reading, “Americans in Combat,” there are two essays written by Jerald R DeGroot and Christian Appy. These two historians write about the US soldiers during the Vietnam war along with the discriminations between social classes and the overall low morale the Americans had for the war. In his writing, Christian Appy goes intoContinue reading “The Working Class on the frontlines”

Racial Segregation in the North

During the 1960s, the social rights movement brought with it laws to prevent racial segregation in the American South. The previous Jim Crow laws were abolished and African Americans were granted their freedom from their previous white oppressors. However while some believe that segregation was simply a Southern Issue, many fail to realize that racialContinue reading “Racial Segregation in the North”

Gender Roles during the 1950s

During the early 1950s to late 1960s, the United States experienced a shift in culture. With the rise in marriage and birth rates, the United States experienced a change in Gender roles once again. Gone were the days of independence and women who worked, their roles shifted back towards more conservative tasks such as beingContinue reading “Gender Roles during the 1950s”

The Hidden Weapons of South Dakota

During the early 1960s, the United States and Soviet Union were locked in an arms race to develop missiles capable of reaching either country in a matter of minutes. Known as Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles, or ICBM’s for short. These missiles were strategically placed in silos the American midwest, specifically the states of North and SouthContinue reading “The Hidden Weapons of South Dakota”

The Lavender and Red Scare

During the early 1950s, the United States was in a fierce rivalry with the Soviet Union for global power. Both superpowers employed large amounts of espionage to gain intelligence. In America the fear of Soviets lurking amongst the American public became known as the Red Scare. Where thousands of innocent people were investigated by theContinue reading “The Lavender and Red Scare”