United States History – Semester 2

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United States History – Semester 2

Recommended Grade Level: 9 - 12

United States History – Semester 2 covers the emergence of the United States as a world leader from the first moments of WWI, “a war to end all wars,” through the present day.

The course evaluates the causes and effects of the Great Depression, World Wars I and II, the Vietnam War and the end of the Cold War. It also offers insight into the Civil Rights Movement and examines economic policies and shifting demographic patterns in the United States due to immigration and the Great Migration. The course leads students through the modern political experience, from post-WWII to America on the world stage-including the implications of entering the information age, as well as the response to terror.

Upon completion of this course, students will have gained an understanding of:

  • Themes in American history;
  • The development of United States policies, both domestic and international; and
  • The role of economics in U.S. history.

In addition, students will have learned to:

  • Evaluate and analyze the political, economic, cultural and social heritage of the United States; and
  • Compare and contrast previous trends and issues in the nation’s history with issues facing the United States today.

Credit: 0.5




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