Monday, April 26, 2021

U.S. History Final Study Guide

 U.S. History Final Study Guide

Welcome students to the multiple-week discussion board. For this post, I am giving you more than a week to answer these questions. These questions are here to guide you and help you focus your studying to areas where you will need to have a good grasp of the content.  If you are able to answer these questions and have a good grasp of the material from it, you will do well on your final.

Great Depression

What were the main causes of the Great Depression?

What were some effects of the Great Depression?

What are Hoovervilles?

What were Roosevelts ideas and plans that were used to help fix the Great Depression?

What does the Dust Bowl refer to?

What is the New Deal?

World War II

What was the United States policy of appeasement prior to entering the war?

How did Briant and France get drawn into a war with Germany?

What were President Roosevelt's feelings towards the conflict in Europe?

Why is the Battle of the Bulge significant?

 How did the U.S. government deal with wartime inflation?

What was President Truman's main goal when using the atomic bomb?

Post World War II

What is the Truman Doctrine?

What is the Marshall Plan?

What is the Iron Curtain?

What is the Warsaw Pact?

How did the Korean War end?

What is the significance of West Germany in comparison to East Germany?

Why did car ownership in the 1950s increase? What was the significance?

What contributed to the end of the Cuban missile crisis?

What prompted the Soviet Union to place missiles in Cuba?

The U.S. through the Decades

What groups were affected by the Great Society programs?

What is the Immigration Act of 1965?

Which court case affirmed the legality of racial segregation and prompted the creation of Jim Crow laws?

What was the significance of Brown v. Board of Educaiton?

What was the United States' main goal in Vietnam?

Why did Congress pass the War Powers Act?

What does the Domino Theory refer to? 

What was Ceaser Chavez known for? 

What was the 1961 Declaration of Indian Purpose trying to accomplish when it came to the rights of Native Americans? 

What policy was President Nixon trying to adopt when it came to reducing the size and power of the federal government?

What U.S. program was established to set and enforce pollution standards? 

What action did Nixon take that provided temporary relief from stagflation in 1971?

What is the Philosophy of realpolitik? 

In the 1980s, conservatives believed that the U.S. government was in excess of what political thought?

During Reagan's presidency, what federal spending increased the most?

What are some results of how the U.S. economy interacted with the global economy?  

What has Urban flight led to?

The aging of America's population will strain the government's ability to what? 

Monday, April 12, 2021

8.3 U.S. History: NATO (Due 4/16)

What role does the United States play in the organization of NATO?

What is NATO's main objective during the Cold War?

What is NATO's main goal currently in a post-Cold War era?

Is NATO still relevant in today's world? Why or Why Not? 

Sunday, April 4, 2021

8.2 U.S. History: Cold War Events (Due 4/9)

Students will pick one of the listed topics and trace the origins and geopolitical consequences of the following events during the Cold War and the "containment policy". Students will need to answer the following historical essential question. Min 150-word response. 

How did the events during post world war II affect the way the Cold War was handled between the United States and the Soviet Union?


McCarthyism                      Korean War                            Vietnam War

Truman Doctrine                Bay of Pigs                            Latin American Policy

Berlin Blockade                Nuclear Testing   

Monday, March 22, 2021

7.4 U.S. History: Ceser Chavez (Due 3/26)


Cesar Chavez

With it being Cesar Chavez Day coming up, March 31st, now would be a good time to look at the accomplishments that Cesar Chavez was able to achieve and the struggles that many Americans had to deal with post World War II. The fight on the war front was over, and now many soldiers were coming home to hardships that they themselves had to overcome. Looking at one man, Cesar Chavez was able to bring about change in California and working unions. He was able to fight for equal rights for many immigrants who were coming to the United States. Seeing his accomplishments can help students understand the world they live in and how others' struggles can be impactful for future generations. 

Directions: Students need to watch both videos to answer the questions below.

Cesar Chavez: American Civil Rights Activist - Fast Facts | History

Cesar Chavez interview (1992)

Cesar Chavez: From the Fields to Victory

  1. Who is Cesar Chavez?

  2. What union did he help create?

  3. How was Cesar Chavez able to organize the labor union that he created?

  4. How was Fred Ross inspirational to Cesar Chavez? 

  5. His first boycott was to boycott which food crop? 

  6. What are some of the issues Cesar Chavez fights for during his life? 

  7. How was Mexican immigration impactful on the agricultural economy in California? 

  8. How do Cerar Chavez's movement and his relationship to the agricultural economy change the post-World War II economy for California?

  9. What are some ways Cesar Chavez was able to be successful in organizing labor unions?

  10. What were some strategies that were used during the strikes? 

  11. Were the protests peaceful or were they violent? 

  12. Did Cesar Chavez accomplish the goals that he fought for, or is there still a lot more work to be done? Why or Why not. 

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

7.3 U.S. History: The Automobile Culture (Due 3/19)

50th Anniversary Interstate Highway

  • What happened to car sales in the 1950s?
  • How did the interstate highway system change the way Americans traveled?
  • What opportunities and problems were created by the successes of the automobile industry in the 1950s?  
  • Which country did President Eisenhower get inspired by with their use of the highway system to inspire the interstate highway model?
  • What were some other technologies that came out during this time? 

Monday, March 8, 2021

7.2 U.S. History: Trumen and Post World War II (Due 3/12)

After studying Harry S. Truman and the various events/ challenges during his terms as President, students should be able to answer the following questions. Below is a link to an event that will discuss President Truman. It is not required for this assignment, but the experience of attending could lead to a better understanding of President Truman. 


Presidential Library Series: Harry S. Truman
  • Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2021
  • Time: 5:00 pm
  • Location: Online

Join us for the next installment of our Presidential Library Series. On March 10 at 5:00 p.m. (ET), our Executive Director Patrick Madden will host Harry S. Truman Presidential Library Director Kurt Graham for a discussion on the life and legacy of the 33rd President of the United States.


1) What were some Economic Challenges that Truman had to deal with during his Presidency?

2) How did President Truman handle Civil Rights during his terms? 

3) What does the term Dixiecrats refer to? 

4) Compare and Contrast the Fair Deal to the New Deal. 

U.S. History Final Study Guide

  U.S. History Final Study Guide Welcome students to the multiple-week discussion board. For this post, I am giving you more than a week to ...