GCSE: USA 1941-80

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653 GCSE USA 1941-80 essays

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  1. Marked by a teacher

    U.S. foreign policy after the World Wars.

    4 star(s)

    This is a well structured and clearly written response, with excellent knowledge of the relevant pieces of US legislation. More dates could have been included however, and not all points…

    • Essay length: 432 words
    • Submitted: 29/04/2012
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Natalya Luck 30/09/2012
  2. Marked by a teacher

    Who was to blame for the Cold War?

    4 star(s)

    It is evident that the author has done a great deal of reading and quotations are well selected, but not always well explained. The author covers the different explanations for…

    • Essay length: 1516 words
    • Submitted: 18/06/2009
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Natalya Luck 04/10/2012
  3. Marked by a teacher

    Why did the US decide to adopt the Truman Doctrine?

    4 star(s)

    The author does well to set out the key reasons why the USA adopted the Truman Doctrine, making this a relevant answer with sound explanation. However, the evaluation needs to…

    • Essay length: 514 words
    • Submitted: 15/04/2009
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Natalya Luck 03/10/2012
  4. Marked by a teacher

    Student Protesters in the 1960s were just a bunch of kids rebelling against their parents views. How far do the sources support this statement?

    3 star(s)

    The author demonstrates strong comprehension of the source material throughout but the response is weakened because the specific question has not been addressed. The response could be further strengthened by…

    • Essay length: 716 words
    • Submitted: 21/08/2011
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Natalya Luck 08/10/2012
  5. Marked by a teacher

    Why did the desegregation of schools become a major problem in the USA in the 1950s?

    The author has a clear understanding of those who opposed desegregation and of the events at Little Rock in 1952. There is some evaluation that helps answer the question but…

    • Essay length: 727 words
    • Submitted: 02/04/2004
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Natalya Luck 13/03/2013
  6. Peer reviewed

    Do you agree that Martin Luther King was the most important factor in helping blacks gain more civil rights in the 1960s?

    4 star(s)

    This is a good essay that addresses several alternative interpretations but would benefit from more accurate and relevant factual evidence. The student responds very well to the question by addressing…

    • Essay length: 2186 words
    • Submitted: 31/03/2011
    • Reviewed by: (?) lordharvey 09/07/2012
  7. Peer reviewed

    The NAACP was the organisation that achieved most for African Americans during the 20th century. Do you agree?

    4 star(s)

    The student answers the question set clearly and their line of argument is very evident in the paragraphs. However, I would say there is a lack of expanding on the…

    • Essay length: 1718 words
    • Submitted: 13/01/2005
    • Reviewed by: (?) crystalclearmagic 24/04/2012
  8. Peer reviewed

    Watergate scandal

    3 star(s)

    The student has answered the question of "describing the Watergate Scandal" very well, however, fails to "explain the significance" of the event. Whilst not explicit in the question set (and…

    • Essay length: 1425 words
    • Submitted: 22/02/2009
    • Reviewed by: (?) crystalclearmagic 24/04/2012
  9. Peer reviewed

    Who was the most influential figure in the Civil Rights Movement in the USA in the 1950s and 1960s? What impact did he/she have?

    3 star(s)

    A solid response to the given question; and provides a clear and definitive answer. However, I feel there is too much 'background info' (wiki-drivel) at the start which isn't…

    • Essay length: 1139 words
    • Submitted: 19/02/2004
    • Reviewed by: (?) garethevans 31/08/2012

Conclusion analysis

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  1. Do they use key words from the title or question?
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  • To what extent did the position of the black population improve between 1940 and 1950?

    "As you can see in all three topics the blacks did find some improvements but in comparison it was very little to what was still going on. There for as my conclusion I think that the blacks were still along way away from racial equality but had found good foundations for achieving racial equality."

  • To what extent were the demands of the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Movement and the American Civil Rights Movement similar?

    "In conclusion, both organisations wanted similar reforms made, but there also many differences for example there was no gerrymandering (the rigging of local electoral boundaries) was not present in America. The black civil rights movement clearly influenced NICRA and this is evident in the tactics of each organisation, which was, above all, peaceful, non-violent protests and demonstrations."

  • To what extent had the situation for black people in America improved by 1900?

    "In conclusion, by 1900, black people theoretically had the freedom to work and build lives for themselves, but realistically their opportunities were limited and they faced much discrimination and (especially in the South) hostility from whites. They had to tolerate de facto discrimination in the North, and de jure in the South, which undid most of what Reconstitution had done; they were still seen as a subspecies not fit to mix with white people. The political rights that they had been given were trampled on in the South, who ignored the US constitution with the knowledge of the Supreme Court. They therefore had little government support or protection, and, in the South, unsatisfactory representation. Compared to when they were enslaved, their situation had improved, but life in America for a black person was extremely hard, and there was a long struggle ahead for equality with whites."

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