Social Studies II: American History

This course emphasizes the study of American History. The course is presented in two semesters.

Semester 1 discusses the causes, course and effects of the Civil War including reconstruction and industrialization after the war, rapid growth of cities, impact of immigration, rise of national labor unions, and the foreign policy after the war. The progressive era and the jazz age studies capitalism, urbanization and political corruption that examines progressive era reforms, the transformation if the American economy, early social changes, causes of World War I, the course and effect of World War I, and the Roaring Twenties economic and social changes.

Semester 2 examines the causes and effects of the great depression, the first and second New Deal, the background of World War II, the war itself, and the domestic and international effects of World War II. This course discusses postwar changes, the cold war, the Civil Rights Movement, the new frontier, the great society, shifting demographics, domestic politics, and foreign policy initiatives.

1 Credit

There are no prerequisites for this course.

This course is aligned to the National Council for History Standards (NCHS), Florida Sunshine State Standards, and the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Standards.

Social Studies II Semester 1

Causes of the Civil War
Course and Effects of the Civil War
Rapid Growth of Cities
Impact of Immigration
Rise of National Labor Unions
Foreign Policy after the Civil War
Capitalism, Urbanization, and Political Machines
Progressive Era Reforms
Transformation of the American Economy
Early Social Changes
Causes of World War I
Course and Effects of World War I
The Roaring Twenties: Economic Change
The Roaring Twenties: Social Change

Social Studies II Semester 2

Causes of the Great Depression
Effects of the Great Depression
The First New Deal
The Second New Deal
Background of World War II
World War II
Domestic Effects of World War II
International Effects of World War II
Postwar Changes
The Cold War
Civil Rights Movement
The New Frontier
The Great Society
Shifting Demographics
Domestic Politics
Foreign Policy Initiatives

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