Honors American History Unit 4: Contrasting Decades Reading Schedule
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Unit 4: Contrasting Decades
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Terms in bold print should be identified using the “CaDRES” format (if appropriate).
Chap 19 – Sec 1
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
Chap 20 – Sec 1
American Life Changes
fundamentalism, Scopes trial
Prohibition, bootleggers, speakeasies
Chap 20 – Sec 2
Harlem Renaissance (see esp. pp. 657-659)
Marcus Garvey, UNIA, “back to Africa” movement
The Origins of the
Chap 21 – Sec 3
Hoover as President
Reconstruction Finance Corporation (RFC)
Bonus Army March (see also p. 687)
Chap 22 – Sec 1
the New Deal
Election of 1932
New Deal: relief, recovery, reform
Fr. Charles Coughlin
Dr. Francis Townsend
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”)
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)
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
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)
standard of living for many, combined with technological innovations in communication, transportation and industry, resulted in social and cultural changes and tensions. (CS #18)
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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