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United States History 1865 to the Present

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United States History 1865 to the Present

History and Social Science Standards of Learning for Virginia Public Schools January 2008

United States History: 1865 to the Present

    Students will continue to use skills for historical and geographical analysis as they examine American history since 1865. The standards for this course relate to the history of the United States from the Reconstruction era to the present. Students should continue to learn fundamental concepts in civics, economics, and geography within the context of United States history. Political, economic, and social challenges facing the nation reunited after civil war will be examined chronologically as students develop an understanding of how the American experience shaped the world’s political and economic landscapes.

    The study of history must emphasize the intellectual skills required for responsible citizenship. Students will practice these skills as they extend their understanding of the essential knowledge defined by all of the standards for history and social science.

    Skills

    USII.1 The student will demonstrate skills for historical and geographical analysis and responsible

    citizenship, including the ability to

    a) analyze and interpret primary and secondary source documents to increase understanding of

    events and life in United States history from 1865 to the present;

    b) make connections between the past and the present;

    c) sequence events in United States history from 1865 to the present;

    d) interpret ideas and events from different historical perspectives;

    e) evaluate and debate issues orally and in writing;

    f) analyze and interpret maps that include major physical features;

    g) use parallels of latitude and meridians of longitude to describe hemispheric location;

    h) interpret patriotic slogans and excerpts from notable speeches and documents;

    i) identify the costs and benefits of specific choices made, including the consequences, both

    intended and unintended, of the decisions and how people and nations responded to

    positive and negative incentives.

    Geography

    USII.2 The student will use maps, globes, photographs, pictures, or tables for

    a) explaining how physical features and climate influenced the movement of people westward;

    b) explaining relationships among natural resources, transportation, and industrial

    development after 1865;

    c) locating the 50 states and the cities most significant to the historical development of the

    United States.

    Reconstruction: 1865 to 1877

    USII.3 The student will demonstrate knowledge of the effects of Reconstruction on American life by

    a) analyzing the impact of the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the Constitution of the

    United States;

    b) describing the impact of Reconstruction policies on the South and North;

    c) describing the legacies of Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee, and Frederick Douglass.

History and Social Science Standards of Learning for Virginia Public Schools January 2008

    Reshaping the Nation and the Emergence of Modern America: 1877 to the Early 1900s

    USII.4 The student will demonstrate knowledge of how life changed after the Civil War by

    a) identifying the reasons for westward expansion, including its impact on American Indians;

    b) explaining the reasons for the increase in immigration, growth of cities, new inventions,

    and challenges arising from this expansion;

    c) describing racial segregation, the rise of “Jim Crow,” and other constraints faced by

    African Americans and other groups in the post-Reconstruction South;

    d) explaining the impact of new inventions, the rise of big business, the growth of industry,

    and life on American farms;

    e) describing the impact of the Progressive Movement on child labor, working conditions, the

    rise of organized labor, women’s suffrage, and the temperance movement.

    Turmoil and Change: 1890s to 1945

    USII.5 The student will demonstrate knowledge of the changing role of the United States from the late

    nineteenth century through World War I by

    a) explaining the reasons for and results of the Spanish American War;

    b) describing Theodore Roosevelt’s impact on the foreign policy of the United States;

    c) explaining the reasons for the United States’ involvement in World War I and its

    international leadership role at the conclusion of the war.

    USII.6 The student will demonstrate knowledge of the social, economic, and technological changes of

    the early twentieth century by

    a) explaining how developments in factory and labor productivity, transportation (including

    the use of the automobile), communication, and rural electrification changed American life

    and standard of living;

    b) describing the social and economic changes that took place, including prohibition and the

    Great Migration north and west;

    c) examining art, literature, and music from the 1920s and 1930s, with emphasis on Langston

    Hughes, Duke Ellington, Georgia O’Keeffe, and the Harlem Renaissance;

    d) identifying the causes of the Great Depression, its impact on Americans, and the major

    features of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal.

    USII.7 The student will demonstrate knowledge of the major causes and effects of American

    involvement in World War II by

    a) identifying the causes and events that led to American involvement in the war, including

    the attack on Pearl Harbor;

    b) locating and describing the major events and turning points of the war in Europe and the

    Pacific;

    c) describing the impact of the war on the home front.

    The United States since World War II

    USII.8 The student will demonstrate knowledge of the economic, social, and political transformation

    of the United States and the world between the end of World War II and the present by

    a) describing the rebuilding of Europe and Japan after World War II, the emergence of the

    United States as a superpower, and the establishment of the United Nations;

    b) describing the conversion from a wartime to a peacetime economy;

    c) identifying the role of America’s military and veterans in defending freedom during the

    Cold War, including the wars in Korea and Vietnam, the Cuban missile crisis, the collapse

    of communism in Europe, and the rise of new challenges;

    d) describing the changing patterns of society, including expanded educational and economic

    opportunities for military veterans, women, and minorities;

    e) describing how international trade and globalization have impacted American life.

History and Social Science Standards of Learning for Virginia Public Schools January 2008

    USII.9 The student will demonstrate knowledge of the key domestic and international issues during the

    second half of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries by

    a) examining the Civil Rights Movement and the changing role of women;

    b) describing the development of new technologies in communication, entertainment, and

    business and their impact on American life;

    c) identifying representative citizens from the time period who have influenced America

    scientifically, culturally, academically, and economically;

    d) examining American foreign policy, immigration, the global environment, and other

    emerging issues.

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