• U.S. History

    Civil Rights    Welcome to U.S. History!  Use this site to access daily lessons in the calendar, handouts for longer assignments and links for useful websites and articles.

    For general rules of historical writing, click here.
    Reconstruction (1865-1880) How does America change socially, politically, and economically following the civil war?

    Final Assessment: How has Reconstruction (and its failure) affected race relations in America? (document analysis)

    New Frontiers (1870 - 1900) What are the social, political, and economic ramifications of industrialization, immigration and the settlement of the mid-west and western portions of the United States?

    Final Assessment: Were the costs of the frontier worth it? (historical argument)

    The Gilded Age & Progressivism (1870-1914) What are the social, political and economic changes that resulted from America’s second industrial period?

    Final Assessment: Profile of a Reformer (historical perspective)

    U.S. Role in the World & World War I (1898-1919) How and why does the United States enter the world stage?

    Final Assessment: Recommendation to an American President (research paper with a proposal)

    Postwar Boom and Bust (1920-1934) Why was postwar America so volatile?

    Final Assessment: Cause & Consequence Infographic for the Great Depression 

    World War II in America (1939-1945) How did the failures of the 1919 peace create the opportunity for war?  

    Introduce: Research Paper: This spring you will work on a research paper intended to hone your research and historical writing skills.

    The Cold War (1945-1989) How did the fear of communism create a shift in U.S. foreign policy?

    Final Assessment: Analysis-->documentary evidence  

    Postwar America (1945-1960) How did Cold War industry influence the economy, politics and culture of America? 

    Final Assessment: Partner Analysis of Popular Culture

    The Civil Rights Movement (1954-1970) Why was there a Civil Rights Movement? 

    Final Assessment: Opinion Article-Did the Civil Rights Movement Fail?

    Liberalism and Conservative Backlash (1960-1980) How did the political, social and cultural context of the 1960s and ‘70s spark rebellion and reaction?  

    Modern America, Transformations (1990-2008)  How did we get here?   [This unit will be learned through peer teaching by your classmates.]

    For feedback from the most recent checkpoint click here.  Note my comments and view this with the rubric.
    Here is a sample thesis with appropriate topic sentences.  These will be useful models for your research paper and outline.
Last Modified on April 10, 2021