HISTORY OF THE USA II.
(the 20th and 21st centuries)
Period before the WW I. - growing of industry, economy (Theodor Roosevelt, W.Wilson)
The WW I. (1917 - 1918)
Period between two wars
20s - prosperity, Jazz Age, prohibition
30s - Great Depression, The New Deals (Franklin D. Roosevelt)
50s 60s - Korean War, McCarthy
60s - social and economic problems, JF Kennedy, Cuban crisis, Vietnam War (1961 - 1973)
70s - the Watergate Affair, pres. Nixon
80s - R.Reagan x M. Gorbatchev
90s - Kuwait, Iraq, Bill Clinton
9/11/2001 - war with terrorism, military conflicts, Afghanistan, financial and economic crisis
Print the handout and cut it into cards. Give a pile of shuffled cards to a pair of students and have them match all three parts to make a sentence. The sentences should be displayed on the students´ desk in the chronological order. The quickest pair of students may be the winners of the competition.
Go through the events with the whole class and add any more information.