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Unit Test

Multiple Choice, Short Answer, DBQ

Unit 6

The American Pageant: Chapter 36 & 37: Themes- Baby Boom, postwar prosperity, communism, containment, diplomacy and the Marshall Plan, the Korean War, the Red Scare, the United States as a superpower, consumer culture of the 1950s, the civil rights revolution, McCarthyism, Cold War expansion, the space race, postwar literature and culture.

Varying Viewpoints: The Causes of the Cold War

American Spirit Vol. 2:

George Kennan Proposes Containment p 402, The Court Rejects Segregation (Brown v. Board of Education), Eisenhower Says Farewell p 460.

Threads of History: Containment 1945-1975

DBQ- post WWII diplomacy (due April 11 after spring break)

DBQ- America in the 1950s (due April 11 after spring break)

The American Pageant: Chapter 38: Themes- the Cold War continues, expansion of war in Vietnam, the civil rights revolution and evolution, Assassination of President Kennedy, Johnson and the Great Society, immigration and demographic changes.

Varying Viewpoints: The Sixties: Constructive or Destructive?- Writing Response

Document Handouts:

Kennedy’s Inaugural Address, Johnson’s Great Society Speech, Martin Luther King, Jr., I Have a Dream Speech.

American Spirit Vol.2:

President Johnson Declares War on Poverty p 471, Martin Luther King, Jr., Writes from a Birmingham Jail p 483.

Threads of History: Black leaders 1880-1968

Threads of History: Presidential Civil Rights Records 1945-1974

The American Pageant: Chapter 39: Themes- Rise of conservatism, economic stagnation, crisis over presidential power, Watergate, environmental issues, women’s movement and feminism, civil rights and affirmative action, foreign policy and the issue of oil.

American Spirit Vol.2:

The National Organization for Women Proclaims the Rebirth of Feminism p 538, The First Article of Impeachment p 530.

Threads of History: Liberal and Conservative in United States History: 1940-1985

Threads of History: Failure of Containment- The Vietnam War


Analyze the extent to which TWO of the following transformed American society in the 1960’ and 1970’s.

The Civil Rights Movement The antiwar movement the women’s movement

The American Pageant: Chapter 40: Themes- Reagan and the “New Right”, the end of the Cold War, Reaganomics, politics and the Supreme Court, globalization, war and diplomacy in the Middle East.

Document Handouts: Reagan’s Inaugural Addresses, Roe v. Wade.

Threads of History: Famous Doctrines from Monroe to Nixon
The American Pageant: Chapter 41 and 42: Themes- The Clinton Era, post-Cold War politics and foreign policy, the contested election of 2000, the attack on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center, post 9/11 America, where do we go from here.

American Spirit Vol. 2:

David T. Canon and Kenneth R. Mayer Appraise Impeachment’s Impact on the Presidency p 901, The Deadlocked Election of 2000 p 601- 606, The Austin, Texas, City Council Protests the USA PATRIOT Act p 611.

Document Handouts: Republican Contract With America.

Unit Test

Multiple Choice, Short Answer, either DBQ or Long Essay


Multiple Choice, Short Answer, DBQ, Long Essay

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