US History Academic Standards
USH.1 The student will analyze the transformation of the United States through its civil rights struggles, immigrant experiences, and settlement of the American West in the PostReconstruction Era, 1865 to the 1920s.
|USH.1.1||Explain the constitutional issues that arise in the post-Civil War era including federalism, separation of powers, and the system of checks and balances.|
|USH.1.2|| Analyze the post-Reconstruction civil rights struggles.|
|USH.1.3||Analyze the impact of westward expansion and immigration on migration, settlement patterns in American society, economic growth, and American Indians.
USH.2 The student will analyze the social, economic and political changes that occurred during the American Industrial Revolution, the Gilded Age, and significant reform movements from the 1870s to the 1920s.
Evaluate the transformation of American society, economy and politics during the American Industrial
|USH.2.2||Evaluate the rise and reforms of Populism and the Progressive Movement including:
USH.3 The student will analyze the expanding role of the United States in international affairs as America was transformed into a world power in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, 1890 to 1920.
Evaluate the long-term impact of America’s entry into World War I on national politics, the economy, and society.
USH.4 The student will analyze the cycles of boom and bust of the 1920s and 1930s on the transformation of American government, the economy and society.
Examine the economic, political, and social transformations between the World Wars.
Analyze the impact of the New Deal in transforming the federal government’s role in domestic economic
USH.5 The student will analyze the United States role in international affairs by examining the major causes, events and effects of the nation’s involvement in World War II, 1933 to 1946.
Describe the transformations in American society and government policy as the nation mobilized for entry into
World War II.
|USH.5.2||Analyze the series of events affecting the outcome of World War II including major battles, military turning points, and key strategic decisions in both the European and Pacific Theaters of operation including Pearl Harbor, the DDay Invasion, development and use of the atomic bomb, the island-hopping strategy, the Allied conferences at Yalta and Potsdam, and the contributions of Generals MacArthur and Eisenhower.|
USH.6 The student will analyze the origins of international alliances and efforts at containment of Communism following World War II.
|USH.6.3||Analyze the series of events and long term foreign and domestic consequences of the United States’ military involvement in Vietnam including the Domino Theory, the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, the Tet Offensive, the presidential election of 1968, university student protests led by the counterculture movement, expanded television coverage of the war, the War Powers Resolution Act, and the 26th Amendment.|
USH.7 The student will analyze the cause and effects of significant domestic events and policies from 1945 to 1975.
Analyze the major events, personalities, tactics and effects of the Civil Rights Movement.
USH.8 The student will analyze the impact foreign and domestic policies from 1977 to 2001.
|USH.8.6||Evaluate the rise of terrorism and its impact on the United States including the 1995 bombing of the Murrah Federal Building, the first attack on the World Trade Center Towers in 1993, the attacks on September 11, 2001, the USA PATRIOT Act, and the creation of the Department of Homeland Security.|