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The American Experience Since 1945
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JFK and LBJ: 1960–1968
- Describe the objectives and effects of Kennedy’s domestic and international policies.
- Analyze the successes and failures of Johnson’s Great Society program.
Postwar Society and Culture: 1945–1960
- Evaluate popular culture during the Eisenhower years.
- Evaluate consumerism during the Eisenhower years.
The Cold War: 1945–1960
- Explain American Cold War policies and practices in the late 1940s and 1950s
- Identify the relationship between the military events and outcomes of the Korean War.
The Reagan Revolution: 1980–1992
- Analyze the interaction between Reagan’s economic policies and the economy.
- Summarize the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe and the end of the Cold War.
- Describe the major components of the “New Right.”
Moving Forward: 1990–Present
- Describe the changes in American priorities since the terrorist attacks of 9/11.
- Describe the changing role of the United States in the emerging global community.
- Describe American involvement in the Middle East.
Resurgence of Partisanship: 1990-2000
- Describe the objectives and effects of Clinton’s domestic and international policies.
- Analyze how advances in communication have transformed America socially, politically, and economically.
Upheaval and Change: 1960–1968
- Identify events and individuals in the Civil Rights movement and the contributions of those involved.
- Identify the relationship between the military events and outcomes of the Vietnam War.
Social and Environmental Movements: 1968–1980
- Outline major social movements and trends of the late 1960s and 1970s.
- Identify the origins of the environmental movement.
Crisis of Confidence: 1968–1980
- Compare Nixon’s détente policies to previous Cold War strategies.
- Describe the Watergate scandal and the fall of Nixon.
- Describe the post-Watergate presidencies of Ford and Carter.
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