Topic outline

  • 6.1 Growth of an Industrial and Urban America

    Explain the causes and consequences – both positive and negative – of the Industrial Revolution and America’s growth from a predominantly agricultural, commercial, and rural nation to a more industrial and urban nation between 1870 and 1930.

  • 6.2 Becoming a World Power

    Describe and analyze the major changes – both positive and negative – in the role the United States played in world affairs after the Civil War, and explain the causes and consequences of this changing role.

  • 6.3 Progressivism and Reform

    Select and evaluate major public and social issues emerging from the changes in industrial, urban, and global America during this period; analyze the solutions or resolutions developed by Americans, and their consequences (positive/negative – anticipated/unanticipated) including, but not limited to, the following:

  • 7.1 Growing Crisis of Industrial Capitalism and Responses

    Evaluate the key events and decisions surrounding the causes and consequences of the global depression of the 1930s and World War II.

  • 7.2 World War II

    Examine the causes and course of World War II, and the effects of the war on United States society and culture, including the consequences for United States involvement in world affairs.

  • 8.1 Cold War and the United States

    Identify, analyze, and explain the causes, conditions, and impact of the Cold War Era on the United States.

  • 8.2 Domestic Policies

    Examine, analyze, and explain demographic changes, domestic policies, conflicts, and tensions in Post- WWII America.

  • 8.3 Civil Rights in the Post-WWII Era

    Examine and analyze the Civil Rights Movement using key events, people, and organizations.

  • 9.1 The Impact of Globalization on the United States

    Explain the impact of globalization on the United States’ economy, politics, society and role in the world.

  • 9.2 Changes in America’s Role in the World

    Examine the shifting role of United States on the world stage during the period from 1980 to the present.

  • 9.3 Policy Debates