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United States History: 1877 to the Present

6.1 The student will explain how, following the Civil War, massive immigration, combined with 
the rise of big business, heavy industry, and mechanized farming transformed American life, 
with emphasis on: 

*Western settlement and changing federal policy toward the Indians; 
*Why various immigrant groups came to America, some of the obstacles they faced, and the 
important contributions they made; and 
*The growth of American cities, including the impact of racial and ethnic conflict and the 
role of political machines. 

The Civil War Home Page

Civil War Soldiers Museum

Selected Civil War Photographs Home Page

African American History

This page contains information about African Americans after the Civil War.

Freetown Villiage Home Page

The Keetoowah Society and the Avocation of Religious Nationalism in the Cherokee Nation, 1855-1867

6.2 The student will analyze and explain Americans' responses to industrialization and urbanization, with emphasis on: *Muckraking literature and the rise of the Progressive Movement; *Women's suffrage and temperance movements, and their impact on society; *Child labor, working conditions, and the rise of organized labor; *Political changes at the local, state, and national levels; and *Improvements in standards of living, life expectancy, and living conditions.

Child Labor

A Trip to the Past- The Industrial Revolution

Susan B. Anthony House

Annie Smith Peck

6.3 The student will describe and analyze the changing role of the United States in world affairs between 1898 and 1930, with emphasis on: *The Spanish-American War; *The Panama Canal; *Theodore Roosevelt's "Big Stick Diplomacy;" *The United States' role in World War I; *The League of Nations; and *Tariff barriers to world trade.

William McKinley and the Spanish-American War

Images of War and Empire

Spanish-American War

The Unkindest Cut- The Panama Canal

The Rough Riders

AITLC Guide to Theodore Roosevelt

World War I- Trenches on the Web

Versaille Treaty Contents

6.4 The student will describe the ideas and events of the 1920's and 1930's, with emphasis on: *Literature, music, dance, and entertainment; *The Harlem Renaissance; *Impact of the automobile; *Prohibition, speakeasies, and bootlegging; *The impact of women's suffrage; *Racial tensions and labor strife; and *Urban and rural electrification. The Harlem Renaissance

The Harlem Renaissance


American Temperance and Prohibition

6.5 The student will explain the Great Depression and its effects, with emphasis on : *Weaknesses in the economy, the collapse of financial markets in the late 1920's, and other events that triggered the Great Crash; *The extent and depth of business failures, unemployment, and poverty; *The New Deal and its impact on the Depression and the future role of government in the economy; *and Personalities and leaders of the period, including Will Rogers, Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt, and Charles Lindbergh.

New Deal Network

Documenting America

Will Rogers Home Page

Aviation: Charles Lindbergh

AITLC Guide to Franklin Roosevelt

6.6 The student will analyze and explain the major causes, events, personalities, and effects of World War II, with emphasis on: *The rise of Fascism, Nazism, and Communism in the 1930's and 1940's and the response of Europe and the United States; *Aggression in Europe and the Pacific; *Failure of the policy of appeasement; *The Holocaust; *Major battles of World War II and the reasons for Allied victory; and *Major changes in Eastern Europe, China, Southeast Asia, and Africa following the war.

Lest We Forget

HyperWar: WWII on the WWW

Always Remember

Bearing Witness

Cybrary of the Holocost

Anne Frank Online

A Teacher's Guide to the Holocost

Yahoo! Directory for the Holocost

World War II in Europe Timeline

GI- WWII Commemoration

6.7 The student will describe the economic, social, and political transformation of the United States since World War II, with emphasis on: *Segregation, desegregation, and the Civil Rights Movement; *The changing role of women in America; *The technology revolution and its impact on communication, transportation, and new industries; *The consumer economy and increasing global markets; *Increases in violent crime and illegal drugs; *Effects of increased immigration; *The impact of governmental social and economic programs and the Cold War on the growth of federal income tax revenues and government spending and the role of the Federal Reserve System; *Effects of organized religious activism; and *Political leaders of the period, trends in national elections, and differences between the two major political parties.

Brown vs. The Board of Education

Timeline of the American Civil Rights Movement

The Cold War Museum

National Civil Rights Museum

6.8 The student will describe United States foreign policy since World War II, with emphasis on: *The Cold War and the policy of communist containment; *Confrontations with the Soviet Union in Berlin and Cuba; *Nuclear weapons and the arms race; *McCarthyism and the fear of communist influence within the United States; *NATO and other alliances, and our role in the United Nations; *Military conflicts in Korea, Vietnam, and the Middle East; and *The collapse of communism in Europe and the rise of new challenges.

NATO Official Homepage

Kids and Korea

Korean War Museum

The War of Vietnam

Vietnam Photo Portfolio

Desert Storm

14 Days in October- The Cuban Missle Crisis

Trinity Atomic Web Site

The Pershing Weapon System and its Elimination

6.9 The student will interpret patriotic slogans and excerpts from notable speeches in United States history since 1877 including "Ask not what your country can do for you, . . " . . . December 7, 1941, a date which will live in infamy," "I have a dream . . .," and "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!"

History Channel Speeches

JFK Photo History

Audio of MLK,Jr.

6.10 The student will develop skills for historical analysis, including the ability to: *Identify, analyze, and interpret primary sources (artifacts, diaries, letters, photographs, art, documents, and newspapers) and contemporary media (computer information systems) and to make generalizations about events and life in United States history since 1877; *Recognize and explain how different points of view have been influenced by nationalism, race, religion, and ethnicity; *Distinguish fact from fiction by examining documentary sources; *Construct various time lines of United States history since 1877 including landmark dates, technological and economic changes, social movements, military conflicts, and presidential elections; *and Locate on a United States map all 50 states, the original 13 states, the states that formed the Confederacy, and the states which entered the Union since 1877.

The History Net

United States History

Colonial North America

Historical Maps of the United States

Exploration and Discovery (maps)

Cultural Maps

6.11 The student will develop skills in discussion, debate, and persuasive writing by evaluating different assessments of the causes, costs, and benefits of major events in recent American history such as World War I, the New Deal, World War II, the Korean War, the Conservative Movement, the Civil Rights Movement, the War on Poverty, and the Vietnam War

American Memory

Archiving Early America

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