Turning Points

Some historical changes are so dramatic and so impactful that historians call these changes turning points. A turning point signifies a profound change in one or more of the major arenas of people's experience - political, social, economical, cultural, or intellectual. People might recognize they are living during or experiencing a turning point (like with the 19th Amendment in 1919 or the  fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989), or the turning point my not be so obvious (such as Brown v. Board of Education as the legal spark of the Civil Rights Movement).  

Thinking Like a Historian suggests the following questions to did deeper into turning points: