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:
  1. Understand the principles included in the Celebrate Freedom week.

  2. Understand traditional historical points of reference in U.S. history from 1877 to the present

  3. Understand the political, economic, and social changes in the United States from 1877 to 1898.

  4. Understand the emergence of the United States as a world power between 1898 and 1920.

  5. Understand the effects of reform and third-party movements in the early 20th century.

  6. Understand significant events, social issues, and individuals of the 1920s.

  7. Understand the domestic and international impact of U.S. participation in World War II.

  8. Understand the impact of significant national and international decisions and conflicts in the Cold War on the United States.

  9. Understand the impact of the American civil rights movement.

  10. Understand the impact of political, economic, and social factors in the U.S. roles in the world from the 1970s through 1990.

  11. Understand the emerging political, economic, and social issues of the United States from the 1990s into the 21st century.

  12. Understand the impact of geographic factors on major events.

  13. Understand the causes and effects of migration and immigration on American society.

  14. Understand the relationship between population growth and modernization on the physical environment.

  15. Understand domestic and foreign issues related to U.S. economic growth from the 1870s to 1920.

  16. Understand significant economic developments between World War I and World War II.

  17. Understand the economic effects of World War II and the Cold War.

  18. Understand the economic effects of increased worldwide interdependence as the United States enters the 21st century.

  19. Understand changes over time in the role of government.

  20. Understand the changing relationships among the three branches of the federal government.

  21. Understand the impact of constitutional issues on American society.

  22. Understand the concept of American exceptionalism.

  23. Understand efforts to expand the democratic process.

  24. Understand the importance of effective leadership in a constitutional republic.

  25. Understand the relationship between the arts and the times during which they were created.

  26. Understand how people from various groups contributed to our national identity.

  27. Understand the impact of science, technology, and the free enterprise system on the economic development of the United States.

  28. Understand the influence of scientific discoveries, technological innovations, and the free enterprise system on the standard of living in the United States.
Monday 8/27/2012
Historical Dates

Important historical dates that you will need to know for the STAAR/TAKS test.

Downloads: dates and answers.doc
Monday 8/27/2012
People in History

Important people, events and vocabulary that you will learn and need to know on STARR/TAKS Test.

Downloads: people in history.docx
Monday 8/27/2012
Assigned: Friday 4/19
Due: Saturday 4/19
Jeopardy Game
Assigned: Friday 4/19
Due: Saturday 4/19
Jeopardy Game 2