Reconstruction



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CIVIL WAR:

  • What were the significant causes of the Civil War?

  • What were the consequences of the Civil War?

RECONSTRUCTION:

  • Who were the significant people or groups of Reconstruction?

  • What were their major goals for Reconstruction?

  • What issues divided Republicans during early Reconstruction?

  • What impact did the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments have on American Society?

  • Compare the effects of Black Codes and the Nadir on freed people.

  • What were the effects of sharecropping and debt peonage as practiced in the United States?

  • How did Jim Crow Laws impact life for African Americans and other minorities?

  • How did the Compromise of 1877 impact the U.S.?

WESTWARD EXPANSION:

  • What impact did the Dawes Act have on Native Americans?

  • What was the purpose of the BIA (Bureau of Indian Affairs)?

  • Why were the Ghost Dances perceived as a threat to peace?

  • What was the impact of Wounded Knee on Native Americans?

AGRICULTURAL INDUSTRIALIZATION:

  • What were the economic challenges to American Farmers?

  • How did the farmers respond to these challenges in the mid to late 1800s?

  • In what way were the railroads responsible for U.S. time zones?

SECOND INDUSTRIALIZATION:

  • Compare and contrast the first and second Industrial Revolutions in the United States.

  • Identify the significant inventors and inventions from the second Industrial Revolution?

  • What caused the development of the labor movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries?

  • What were the obstacles facing the labor unions in the late 19th and early 20th centuries?

  • How did the labor movement impact America in the late 19th and early 20th centuries?

  • What was the impact of political machines on U.S. cities in the late 19th and early 20th centuries?

  • Identify key events and people in Florida history as they relate to U.S. history during this time period.

IMMIGRATION:

  • How did the U.S. change as it shifted from an agrarian to an industrial society?

  • Compare and contrast the experience of European immigrants in the East to that of Asian immigrants in the West.

  • Explain the relationship between political bosses in the east with immigrants?

  • How did the nativists feel about immigration in the East?

  • What incident in San Francisco led to the Gentlemen’s Agreement?

  • How did Japan respond to the Gentlemen’s Agreement?

PROGRESSIVE ERA:

  • What social problems needed to be addressed in the U.S. in the late 19th early 20th centuries?

  • How did different non-governmental organizations and Progressives work to shape public policy, restore economic opportunities and correct injustices in American life?

IMPERIALISM:

  • What were the major factors that drove the U.S. imperialism?

  • What were the causes, course and consequences of the Spanish American War?

  • What were the economic motivations for the U.S. to complete the Panama Canal?

  • What was the military importance of the Panama Canal?

  • What were the major obstacles to the Panama Canal's completion?

  • Why did the U.S. maintain control of the Panama Canal?

  • When was this control relinquished?

WORLD WAR I:

  • What were the causes, course and consequences of U.S. involvement in WWI?

  • How did the U.S. government prepare the nation for WWI?

  • What new technology and strategies were used and what impact did they have on warfare and the people involved ?

  • Compare and contrast the experiences of African Americans, Hispanics, Asians, women and conscientious objectors during WWI.

  • How did WWI impact German Americans, Asian Americans, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Jewish Americans, Native Americans, women and dissenters on the home front?

1920’s:

  • What were the economic outcomes of demobilization?

  • Describe efforts by the U.S. and other world powers to avoid future wars.

  • What was the Red Scare and how did the public react to it?

  • What was the impact of U.S. foreign economic policy during the 1920’s ?

  • How did the economic boom during the Roaring Twenties change consumers, businesses, manufacturing and marketing practices?

  • What influence did Hollywood, the Harlem Renaissance, Fundamentalism, and prohibition have in changing American society in the 1920s?

  • Compare the views of Booker T, Washington, W.E.B. DuBois, and Marcus Garvey relating to the African American experience.

  • Examine the freedom movements that advocated civil rights for African Americans, Latinos. Asians and women.

  • Explain why support for the Ku Klux Klan varied in the 1920s with respect to issues such as anti-immigration, anti-African American, anti-Catholic, anti-Jewish, anti-women, and anti-union ideas.

  • How did society show support for and resistance to civil rights for women, African Americans, Native Americans, and other minorities?

THE GREAT DEPRESSION:

  • What were the causes, course and consequences of the Great Depression?

  • How did both domestic and foreign economic policies impact the Great Depression?

  • What was the difference between the first and second New Deal?

  • Explain Roosevelt’s attempt at court packing?

  • Describe the conditions for Migrant Workers and Oakies.

  • What impact did Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath have on American society?

  • What role did Hollywood play in the Great Depression?

  • What was Florida’s role in land speculation?

WORLD WAR II:

  • What were the causes, course and consequences of WWII on the U.S. and the world?

  • How did the U.S. assist the Allies prior to its entry into WWII?

  • How did the Holocaust impact Jews as well as other groups during WWII?

  • How did the United states expand or contract rights for various populations during WWII?

  • Analyze the use of atomic weapons during WWII and the aftermath of the bombings?

  • How did the Allies attempt to promote international justice through the Nuremburg Trials and the Japanese War Crimes Trials?

  • What was the rationale for the formation of the United Nations, including the contribution of Mary McLeod Bethune?

POST WORLD WAR II:

  • What were the causes, course and consequences of WWII on the U.S. and the world?

  • How did the U.S. assist the Allies prior to its entry into WWII?

  • How did the Holocaust impact Jews as well as other groups during WWII?

  • How did the United States expand or contract rights for various populations during WWII?

  • Analyze the use of atomic weapons during WWII and the aftermath of the bombings?

  • How did the Allies attempt to promote international justice through the Nuremburg Trials and the Japanese War Crimes Trials?

  • What was the rationale for the formation of the United Nations, including the contribution of Mary McLeod Bethune?

  • What were the causes for post WWII prosperity and its effects on American Society?

  • Compare the relative prosperity between different ethnic groups and social classes in the post WWII period.

  • How did the status of women change in the United States from post WWII to present?

THE COLD WAR:

  • What were the causes, course and consequences of the Cold War?

  • How did the proliferation of nuclear technology affect the United States and the world?

  • What were the causes, course and consequences of the Korean War?

  • What were Truman’s Cold War policies and how did they impact foreign and domestic policy?

  • What were Eisenhower’s Cold War policies and how did they impact foreign and domestic policy?

  • How did the second Red Scare affect U.S. domestic policy?

CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT:

  • What nonviolent and violent approaches were utilized by various groups to achieve civil rights?

  • How did the building of coalitions between African Americans, whites and other groups assist in achieving integration and equal rights?

  • How did early rock and roll music bridge the racial gap?

  • What Role did the Supreme Court Play in the expansion of civil rights during the 1960s and 1970s?

  • How were the social movements of the 1960s and 1970s similar?

  • How has immigration policy and attitudes towards immigration changed since 1950?

1950’s/ 1960’s – Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson Years:

  • Identify the successes and failures of the 1960s President’s domestic policies.

  • Trace the significant foreign policy events during the Kennedy and Johnson years.

  • Examine the similarities of social movements of the 1960s and 1970s.

  • Analyze the attempts to extend New Deal Legislation through the Great Society and the successes and failures of these programs to promote social and economic stability.

VIETNAM/ COUNTERCULTURE:

  • How did Vietnam affect the government and People of the United States?

  • What were the causes, course and consequences of the Vietnam War?

  • What was the influence of the Media on public opinion?

NIXON YEARS/ FORD YEARS:

1970’s/ CARTER YEARS:

  • What was the influence of the Media on public opinion?

  • Trace the significant foreign and domestic events of Nixon, Ford and Carter’s administration and evaluate their successes and failures.

  • How did Watergate affect the government and people of the United States?

  • How did the pardoning of Richard Nixon affect the government and people of the United States?

1980’s/ REAGAN YEARS/ 1980’s/ GEORGE BUSH (Sr.)

  • Trace the significant foreign and domestic events of Reagan and Bush administration and evaluate their successes and failures.

  • How did Iran-Contra Scandal affect the government and people of the United States?

1990’s/ CLINTON YEARS/ 2000’s/ GEORGE W. BUSH YEARS:

  • Trace the significant foreign and domestic events of Clinton and Bush’s administration and evaluate their successes and failures.

  • How did attack of 9-11 affect the government and people of the United States?


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