Industrialization, the Gilded Age, and the Progressive Era (1870s-1910s)
Students will explain the key shifts in the United States during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including: immigration, industrialization, the nation's role in world affairs, and the Progressive Era.
5.01 Explain the need for the South's move toward industrialization after the Civil War.
5.02 Examine the appeal and challenges of settling the Great Plains from various cultural perspectives, including: settlers, immigrants, Buffalo Soldiers, and American Indians.
5.14 Examine the growth of popular culture during the "Roaring Twenties" with respect to the following: music, clothing, and entertainment, automobiles and appliances, and the Harlem Renaissance.
5.15 Identify the causes of the Great Depression, President Herbert Hoover's role, and its impact on the nation, including: consumer credit and debt, mass unemployment, Hoovervilles, and soup kitchens.
5.16 Describe how New Deal policies of President Franklin D. Roosevelt impacted American society with government-funded programs, including: Social Security, expansion and development of the national parks, and creation of jobs.
5.20 Examine the reasons for the use of propaganda, rationing, and victory gardens during World War II.
5.21 Analyze the significance of the Holocaust and its impact on the U.S.
Post-World War II and the Civil Rights Movement (1940s-1960s)
Students will examine the cultural and political developments in the U.S. after World War II and during the Civil Rights Movement.
5.22 Examine the growth of the U.S. as a consumer and entertainment society after World War II, including: suburbs, increased access to automobiles, the Interstate Highway System, and television, radio, and movie theaters.
5.23 Examine how Cold War events impacted the U.S., including: the Arms Race, the Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the Space Race.
5.24 Analyze the key people and events of the Civil Rights Movement, including: Martin Luther King Jr. and non-violent protests, the Montgomery Bus Boycott and Rosa Parks, Brown v. Board of Education and Thurgood Marshall, and the Freedom Riders and Diane Nash.