Advanced placement united states history course syllabus 2013-2014 mrs. Kelli jarrett


UNIT 9. World War II through 1960 (January 20-February 13, 2014)



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UNIT 9. World War II through 1960 (January 20-February 13, 2014)

Text: The American Pageant: A History of the Republic 11th ed. Using Chapters 39-40

United States History Preparing for the Advanced Placement Exam correlating Chapters 25-27, FDR and shadow of war, attempts at neutrality and isolation, diplomacy and economics of the prewar years, the move to war following Pearl Harbor, America enters the war, the war in Europe and the Far East, the home front, the changes in women and minorities during the war, the decision to drop the atomic bomb and its consequences, postwar prosperity, Baby Boom, communism and containment, diplomacy and Marshall Plan, Korean War and the Red Scare, the United States as a world power, consumer culture of the 1950’s, the 1950’s civil rights revolution, McCarthyism, Cold War expansion, the space race, postwar literature and culture.
Documentary History: Chapters 25 & 26

George Kennan, Sources of Soviet Conduct

William Faulkner, Acceptance Speech for the Nobel Peace Prize

Brown vs. Board of Education

Dwight Eisenhower’s Farwell Address




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