AH2.H.1 Apply the four interconnected dimensions of historical thinking to United States History Essential Standards in order to understand the creation and development of the United States over time
AH2.H.2 Analyze key political ,economic and social turning points in United States History using historical thinking
AH2.H.3 Understand the factors that led to exploration, settlement, movement and expansion and their impact on United States development over time
AH2.H.4 Analyze how conflict and compromise have shaped politics, economics and culture in the United States
AH2.H.6 Understand how and why the role of the United States in the world has changed over time
AH2.H.7 Understand the impact of war on American politics, economics, society and culture
AH2.H.8 Analyze the relationship between progress, crisis and the “American Dream” within the United States
AH2.H.1.1 (Use Chronological thinking)
AH2.H.1.2 (Use Historical Comprehension)
AH2.H.1.3 (Use Historical Analysis and Interpretation)
AH2.H.1.4 (Historical Research)
AH2.H.2.1: Analyze key political, economic and social turning points since Reconstruction in terms of causes and effects AH2.H.2.2: Evaluate key turning points since Reconstruction in terms of their lasting impact
AH2.H.4.1 Analyze the political issues and conflicts that impacted the United States since Reconstruction and the compromises that resulted
AH2.H.3.2 Explain how environmental, cultural and economic factors influenced the patterns of migration and settlement within the United States since the end of Reconstruction
AH2.H.6.1 Explain how national economic and political interests helped set the direction of United States foreign policy since Reconstruction
AH2.H.6.2 Explain the reasons for United States involvement in global wars and the influence each involvement had on international affairs
AH 2.H.7.1 Explain the impact of wars on American politics since Reconstruction
AH2.H.7.2 Explain the impact of wars on the American economy since Reconstruction
AH2.H.7.3 Explain the impact of wars on American society and culture since Reconstruction
AH2.H.8.2 Explain how opportunity and mobility impacted various groups within American society since Reconstruction AH2.H.8.3 Evaluate the extent to which a variety of groups and individuals have had opportunity to attain their perception of the “American Dream” since Reconstruction
What factors combined to bring the world, and ultimately the US into WWI?
What impact did the US have on the war effort?
How did the US prepare for the war?
What was Wilson’s plan for peace?
How did the victors change Wilson’s plan?
What were the political, social, and cultural effects of WWI on the US?
What were the short terms and long term effects of WWI on the US and the world?
Unit of Study
World War 1
Conflict and Compromise; International Affairs and Foreign Policy; War and Impacts
Define current vocabulary
Discuss concepts for the unit of study.
Examine and explain the impact of economic, political and social policies on this time period.
Analyze reasons for and impact of expansion and overseas involvement and empire.
Compare and contrast imperialistic and isolationist tactics and motives.
Explain the impact of the assimilation of cultures on progress and the “American Dream”.
Prior: Isolationism, totalitarianism, imperialism, militarism, alliances, extension of democracy
3. Francis Ferdinand
4. Western Front
8. Zimmerman Note
9. Janet Rankin
10. Selective Service Act
11. Bernard Baruch
12. Committee on Public Information
13. George Creel
14. Conscientious objector
15. Espionage Act
16. Great Migration
17. Vladimir Lenin
18. John J. Pershing
19. Fourteen Points
20. League of Nations
21. Henry Cabot Lodge
25. Wilson’s Fourteen Points
26. 1918 Influenza epidemic
27. Red Scare
28. Palmer Raids
29. Sacco and Vanzetti
30. Warren G. Harding
Introductory: economic cycles, depression, reform, government intervention
Text Resources: Espionage Act of 1917
Sedition Act of 1917
Wilson’s Fourteen Points
Henry Cabot Lodge’s 14 Reservations
League of Nations Charter
Treaty of Versailles
Schenck v. U.S. (1919)
Gene Smith, When The Cheering Stopped
David Kennedy, Over There John McCrae, “In Flanders Fields”
Erich Maria Remarque, All Quiet On the
Sample Assessment Prompts
Assess the relative influence of THREE of the following in the American decision to declare war on Germany in 1917. (1995)
German naval policy
American economic interests
Woodrow Wilson’s idealism
America’s claim to world power
“The United States entered the First World War not to make the world safe for democracy‟ as President Wilson claimed, but to safeguard American economic interests.” Assess the validity of this statement. (1989)
Analyze the ways in which the federal government sought support on the home front for the war effort during the First World War. (2007 Form B)
To what extent did the United States achieve the objectives that led it to enter the First World War? (2000)