US History II
Course Description: Surveys the rise of big business, clash of economic interests, and struggle for reform, imperialism and world power status Progressivism, World War I, Twenties, New Deal World War II, post-war U.S., changing role of the laborer, Social and cultural trends and role of minorities.
Course Objects: Upon satisfactory completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Understand the principles included in the Celebrate Freedom week.
- Understand traditional historical points of reference in U.S. history from 1877 to the present
- Understand the political, economic, and social changes in the United States from 1877 to 1898.
- Understand the emergence of the United States as a world power between 1898 and 1920.
- Understand the effects of reform and third-party movements in the early 20th century.
- Understand significant events, social issues, and individuals of the 1920s.
- Understand the domestic and international impact of U.S. participation in World War II.
- Understand the impact of significant national and international decisions and conflicts in the Cold War on the United States.
- Understand the impact of the American civil rights movement.
- Understand the impact of political, economic, and social factors in the U.S. roles in the world from the 1970s through 1990.
- Understand the emerging political, economic, and social issues of the United States from the 1990s into the 21st century.
- Understand the impact of geographic factors on major events.
- Understand the causes and effects of migration and immigration on American society.
- Understand the relationship between population growth and modernization on the physical environment.
- Understand domestic and foreign issues related to U.S. economic growth from the 1870s to 1920.
- Understand significant economic developments between World War I and World War II.
- Understand the economic effects of World War II and the Cold War.
- Understand the economic effects of increased worldwide interdependence as the United States enters the 21st century.
- Understand changes over time in the role of government.
- Understand the changing relationships among the three branches of the federal government.
- Understand the impact of constitutional issues on American society.
- Understand the concept of American exceptionalism.
- Understand efforts to expand the democratic process.
- Understand the importance of effective leadership in a constitutional republic.
- Understand the relationship between the arts and the times during which they were created.
- Understand how people from various groups contributed to our national identity.
- Understand the impact of science, technology, and the free enterprise system on the economic development of the United States.
- Understand the influence of scientific discoveries, technological innovations, and the free enterprise system on the standard of living in the United States.
Downloads: dates and answers.doc
Important historical dates that you will need to know for the STAAR/TAKS test.
People in History
Downloads: people in history.docx
Important people, events and vocabulary that you will learn and need to know on STARR/TAKS Test.