Honors American History Unit 3: An Emerging World Power Reading Schedule

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Honors American History

Unit 3: An Emerging World Power
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Terms in bold print should be identified using the “CaDRES” format. Non-bold terms should be described or defined.


February 10

Chap 15 – Sec 4 (& p.545)

Segregation and Discrimination

  • poll tax, grandfather clauses

  • Jim Crow laws

  • Plessy v. Ferguson (see also p. 511)

RC - Compare & contrast Booker T. Washington’s vs. W.E.B. DuBois’ approaches to segregation and discrimination of blacks


February 11

Chap 16 – Sec 2

Women and Public Life

RC - Describe the increasing educational and economic opportunities for women

  • women’s role in Prohibition, 18th Amendment

  • 19th Amendment (see p. 544)

RC – Identify several arguments against women’s suffrage


February 16

Chap 17 – Secs 1&2

The Lure of Imperialism

  • imperialism

  • U.S. annexation of Hawaii

  • spheres of influence, Open Door Policy

  • Spanish-American War, yellow journalism, Maine disaster

RC – Describe arguments for & against annexing the Philippines


February 18

Chap 17 – Sec 3

TR and Latin America

  • Platt Amendment (Cuba)

  • Foraker Act (Puerto Rico)

  • U.S. acquisition and construction of Panama Canal

  • Roosevelt Corollary

  • dollar diplomacy


February 19

George Washington’s Birthday Celebration


February 22

Mid-Unit 3 Quiz


February 23

Chap 18 – Sec 2

U.S. Enters World War I

  • sinking of Lusitania, unrestricted sub warfare

  • Zimmermann Note

RC - Why did the U.S. declare war?

  • Selective Service Act

  • Bolshevik (Communist) Revolution


February 25

Chap 18 – Sec 3

Home Front

  • Liberty bonds

RC – Summarize several government wartime regulations

  • National War Labor Board

  • Committee on Public Information (Creel Cmte.), propaganda

  • Schenck v. United States (see also p. 605)


February 29

Chap 18 – Sec 4

Peace without Victory

RC - Name the three Senate groups that formed over the League of Nations and explain each group’s position

RC - Summarize the impact/effects of World War I

Tuesday, March 1 – Unit 3 Test (An Emerging World Power)

Essay Questions

You will be expected to answer several of these questions in essay form on the unit test, in class, and/or at home.
1) Compare and contrast the strategies of Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois for dealing with racial discrimination and segregation.
2) To what extent were the arguments for an imperial foreign policy justified? [Consider as many of the “5 D’s of imperialism” – defense, dollars, democracy & the Deity, Darwinism, and Destiny – as possible.]
3) Analyze the extent to which American actions in the Western Hemisphere during the presidencies of McKinley and Roosevelt were justified.

4) Evaluate the extent to which each of the following led the United States into World War I: violations of American neutral shipping rights, America’s economic policies toward the warring parties, the defense of American democratic principles.

5) Analyze the extent to which the power of the federal government grew during and after World War I.
6) Analyze the ways in which American foreign policy changed between 1898 and 1920.

Ohio’s Learning Standards

The following content statements from Ohio’s Learning Standards (2012) will be studied in this unit.
Following Reconstruction, old political and social structures reemerged and racial discrimination was institutionalized. (CS #13)
As a result of overseas expansion, the Spanish-American War and World War I, the United States emerged as a world power. (CS #15)
After WWI, the United States pursued efforts to maintain peace in the world. However, as a result of the national debate over the Versailles Treaty ratification and the League of Nations, the United States moved away from the role of world peacekeeper and limited its involvement in international affairs. (CS #16)

Unit 3 Syllabus (HonAmerHist)4 February 2016

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