• 11th Grade College Prep United States in a Global Society Unit Guide

    UNIT 1: Post-War Confidence and Anxiety: A Quest for Consensus 

    Beginning of the Cold War: Iron Curtain, The Korean War, Proxy War, Arms Race, Space Race, Containment Policy, Marshall Plan, Truman Doctrine, Berlin Airlift, Berlin Wall, Chinese Civil War, Brinkmanship, NATO, Warsaw Pact, Nonaligned Nations, Fidel Castro, Cuban Missile Crisis

    Postwar America: Red Scare, McCarthyism, Postwar Economic Boom, Eisenhower, Military-Industrial Complex, Suburbs/Cities, Automobiles, Culture of the 50s, Consumerism, Rock and Roll, Baby Boom, GI Bill

    Worldwide Recovery: European Economic Community, Great Leap Forward, United Nations



    UNIT 2: Rights and Reform: Movements for Equality

    Civil Rights Movement: Plessy v. Ferguson, Brown v. Board of Education, Little Rock Nine, Montgomery Bus Boycott, Martin Luther King Jr., nonviolent protests, Civil Rights Act, Voting Rights Act, Malcolm X, Black Power, John F. Kennedy, New Frontier, Lyndon B. Johnson, Great Society

    Decolonization and Worldwide Independence Movements: Mahatma Gandhi, Indian National Congress, Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi, Muslim League, Partition of India, Pan-Africanism, Kwame Nkrumah, Gamal Abdel Nasser, Anwar El Sadat, Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), Creation of Israel



    UNIT 3: Protest and Change: Tumultuous Time 

    Containment in Asia: Ho Chi Minh, Vietcong, Domino Theory, Gulf of Tonkin Incident, Vietnam War, Tet Offensive, My Lai Massacre, 1968 Election, Richard Nixon, Invasion of Cambodia, Vietnamization, Khmer Rouge, Cambodian Genocide

    1960s Counterculture: Antiwar Movement, Kent State Shooting, Watergate, Roe v. Wade, Women’s Rights Movement, Gay Rights Movement, Environmental Activism, the Chicano Movement

    Struggles Following Decolonization: Third World/Developing World, Iranian Revolution, Iran Hostage Crisis, 1970s Energy Crisis, OPEC, 1956 Suez Crisis, Six-Day War, Anwar El Sadat, Yasir Arafar, Intifada, Camp David Accords, Cultural Revolution



    UNIT 4: Conservative Resurgence: A Battle of Ideologies

    The Conservative Revolution: Ronald Reagan, Reaganomics, Moral Majority, AIDS, Margaret Thatcher

    End of the Cold War: Afghan-Soviet War, Mujahideen, Taliban, Osama Bin Laden, Iran-Contra Scandal, SDI (Star Wars), INF Treaty, Détente, Mikhail Gorbachev, Glasnost, Perestroika, Solidarity Movement, Revolutions of 1989, Fall of the Berlin Wall, German Reunification, Collapse of the Soviet Union

    Post Cold War World: George H.W. Bush, Persian Gulf War, Boris Yeltsin, Vladimir Putin, Deng Xiaoping, Tiananmen Square, Breakup of Yugoslavia, Ethnic Cleansing, Bosnian War, Rwandan Genocide, Bill Clinton, Oslo Accords, NAFTA, Clinton Impeachment, South African Apartheid, Nelson Mandela



    UNIT 5: New World, New Crisis: Challenges of the 21st Century

    Global Interdependence: Globalization, World Bank, IMF, Internet, European Union

    New Global Challenges: George W. Bush, September 11th Terrorist Attacks, War on Terror, Al-Qaeda, Iraq War, War in Afghanistan, Hamas

    Modern America: Election of 2000, Great Recession, Election of 2008, Barack Obama, Affordable Care Act, Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage, Immigration, Election of 2016




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