Honors American History Unit 4: Contrasting Decades Reading Schedule



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Honors American History

Unit 4: Contrasting Decades
Reading Schedule

In preparation

for class on…

Read…

Identify…

Terms in bold print should be identified using the “CaDRES” format (if appropriate).

Monday

October 14



Chap 19 – Sec 1

Postwar Havoc



  • communism

  • Red Scare

  • Palmer Raids

  • summarize the labor unrest of the postwar years

  • National Origins Act of 1924

  • Ku Klux Klan (see also p. 649)

  • Sacco and Vanzetti trial, anarchism

Tuesday

October 15



Chap 20 – Sec 1

American Life Changes



  • flapper

  • fundamentalism, Scopes trial

  • Prohibition, bootleggers, speakeasies

Wednesday

October 16



Chap 20 – Sec 2

Harlem Renaissance



  • Great Migration

  • Harlem Renaissance (see esp. pp. 657-659)

  • Marcus Garvey, UNIA, “back to Africa” movement

Thursday

October 17



The Origins of the

Great Depression






Monday

October 21



Chap 21 – Sec 3

Hoover as President



  • “rugged individualism”

  • voluntary cooperation

  • Reconstruction Finance Corporation (RFC)

  • Bonus Army March (see also p. 687)

Tuesday

October 22



Chap 22 – Sec 1

Launching the New Deal



  • Election of 1932

  • public works

  • fireside chats

  • New Deal: relief, recovery, reform

  • Huey Long

  • Fr. Charles Coughlin

  • Dr. Francis Townsend

Wednesday

October 23



Chap 22 – Sec 2

Second New Deal



  • Second New Deal

  • Social Security Act

  • Wagner Act (National Labor Relations Act)

  • FDR’s court-packing plan

  • deficit-spending, John Maynard Keynes (pronounced “canes”)

Thursday

October 24



Chap 22 – Sec 4

Analyzing the New Deal



  • how did the New Deal change American society? (pp. 724-725)

  • what were some of the limits of the New Deal? (pp. 725-726)

  • why did the New Deal end? (pp. 726-727)

TBA – Unit 4 Test (Contrasting Decades)


Essay Questions

You will be expected to answer several of these questions in essay form on the unit test, in class, and/or at home.


  • Analyze Americans’ nativist responses to immigrants and radicals during the post-World War I Red Scare.




  • Analyze how each of the following helped shape the new consumer economy that emerged in the 1920s: mass production and the assembly line, advertising, installment buying and credit.




  • Compare and contrast the values of “modern” Americans and “traditional” Americans in the 1920s. Analyze these differences by examining each of the following:



  • Analyze the effects of the Great Migration on American society.




  • To what extent was the stock market crash of 1929 responsible for causing the Great Depression?




  • Analyze how each of the following contributed to the Great Depression:

    • maldistribution of wealth

    • overexpansion of credit

    • American tariff policy

    • stock market speculation




  • Analyze the ways the Great Depression altered the lives of the American people.




  • Compare and contrast the ways in which President Hoover and President Roosevelt handled the Great Depression. Which approach do you consider more appropriate?




  • How successful were the programs of the New Deal in solving the problems of the Great Depression? Analyze the effectiveness of THREE of the following programs or policies in your response:

    • the “bank holiday” and/or FDIC

    • public works projects (such as CCC, PWA, WPA)

    • Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)

    • Social Security Act

    • Wagner Act


Ohio’s Learning Standards

The following content statements from Ohio’s Learning Standards (2012) will be studied in this unit.
Racial intolerance, anti-immigrant attitudes and the Red Scare contributed to social unrest after World War I. (CS #17)
An improved standard of living for many, combined with technological innovations in communication, transportation and industry, resulted in social and cultural changes and tensions. (CS #18)

Movements such as the Harlem Renaissance, African-American migration, women’s suffrage and Prohibition all contributed to social change. (CS #19)
The Great Depression was caused, in part, by the federal government’s monetary policies, stock market speculation, and increasing consumer debt. The role of the federal government expanded as a result of the Great Depression. (CS #20)


Unit 4 Syllabus (HonAmerHist)10 October 2013


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