TEACHER ENRICHMENT INITIATIVES

US HISTORY 2(D)

Support Standard
Social Studies – High School
Theme: 

US History 1877 to Present

Description: 

The student understands traditional historical points of reference in U.S. history from 1877 to the present. The student is expected to:

Specific Skill: 

explain the significance of the following years as turning points: 1898 (Spanish-American War), 1914-1918 (World War I), 1929 (the Great Depression begins), 1939-1945 (World War II), 1957 (Sputnik launch ignites U.S.-Soviet space race), 1968-1969 (Martin Luther King Jr. assassination and U.S. lands on the moon), 1991 (Cold War ends), 2001 (terrorist attacks on World Trade Center and the Pentagon), and 2008 (election of first black president, Barack Obama).