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I. REVIEW: THE NATION'S BEGINNINGS

Demonstrate an understanding of major ideals that influenced the founding of the United States.

VII. GREAT DEPRESSION

Demonstrate an understanding of the causes of the Great Depression and how the New Deal affected society and changedAmerican federalism.

II.REVIEW: US TO 1900

Understand the effects of Civil War and Reconstruction.

VIII. WORLD WAR II

Understand the role of the United States in World War II and the impact of the war on the home front.

III. RELIGION IN AMERICA

Analyze the role religion played in the development of American society.

Discuss the contributions of various religious groups.

Examine incidents of religious intolerance in the United States.

IX. POST WORLD WAR II

Analyze the economic and social transformations of the United States from WWII to 1965.

IV. INDUSTRIALIZATION

Explain how industrialization, immigration, and expansion transformed the United States in the period from 1877-1914.

Describe how Progressives addressed the excesses of the Gilded Age, urbanization, and political corruption.

X. FOREIGN POLICY FROM 1945 - 1989

Understand the Cold War's impact on American foreign policy, including Korea, Vietnam, and relationships with Latin America.

Examine the relationship between American foreign policy and the McCarthy Era.

Analyze the movements protesting foreign policy and their impact on America's subsequent role in world events. Include the movements against the war in Vietnam and movement against nuclear weapons.

V. UNITED STATES AS A WORLD POWER

Trace the rise of the US as a world power in the 20th-century including an examination of the Open Door Policy, and the Spanish American War.

Examine foreign policies of the Roosevelt, Taft, and Wilson administrations.

Understand the political, economic, and social ramifications of World War I.

XI. CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT

Demonstrate an understanding of the struggle for racial equality and the extension of civil rights and civil liberties.

VI. THE JAZZ AGE

Demonstrate an understanding of major political, social, economic, and cultural developments of the 1920s.

XII. CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN SOCIETY

Demonstrate an understanding of the significant political, social and economic changes in the united States from 1965 to the present.


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