The us from the Vietnam War to Present Period



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Study Guide and Objectives Name_____________________________________

The US from the Vietnam War to Present Period_______


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WEEK OF: TEST DATE:

ASSIGNMENTS DUE: Quiz Dates:


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Assignments:


  1. Read Chapters 28-33

  2. Essential Questions

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Essential Questions:


  1. Identify the causes of United States’ involvement in Vietnam and examine how this involvement affected society. (ESSAY)

  • Why did America get involved in Vietnam?

  • Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

  • Vietcong / Ho Chi Minh

  • 26th Amendment

  • Lyndon Johnson

  • General William Westmoreland

  • 1968: Tet Offensive, Robert Kennedy, Democratic National Convention, Election

  • Anti-War Movement / Kent State / Counter Culture

  • SDS / Free Speech Movement

  • Vietnamization

  • War Powers Act 1973

  • Fall of Saigon, 1975


  1. Summarize significant events in foreign policy since the Vietnam War. (Presidential chart/paragraph)

  2. Evaluate the impact of recent constitutional amendments, court rulings, and federal legislation on U.S. citizens. (Timeline/summary)

  3. Identify and assess the impact of social, political, technological, and cultural changes in the U.S. (Chart/Foldable/summary)

Other Movements

  • Environmental Movements: Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Environmental Protection Agency

  • Betty Friedan (The Feminine Mystique)

  • Women’s Liberation / NOW / Gloria Steinem / / ERA / Phyllis Schlafly

  • Roe v. Wade, 1973

  • Cesar Chavez

  • American Indian Movement


Richard Nixon

  • Watergate/US v Nixon

  • Détente

  • SALT I

  • Ping-Pong Diplomacy

  • Henry Kissinger


Gerald Ford

  • Presidential pardon

  • Politics of Oil

  • Stagflation / WIN

  • Helsinki Accords

  • Mayaguez incident


Jimmy Carter

  • Camp David Accords / Anwar el-Sadat / Menachem Begin

  • Carter’s Human Rights Foreign policy and the collapse of détente

  • Iranian Hostage Crisis / Shah of Iran / Ayatollah Khomeini

  • Regents of UC v Bakke 1978 / Reverse discrimination / Affirmative action / Title IX

  • Three Mile Island


Ronald Reagan

  • Supply-side economics / Reaganomics / “Trickle-down” theory

  • USSR / “The Evil Empire” / Mikhail Gorbachev

  • AIDS

  • South Africa / Apartheid / Nelson Mandela

  • Sandra Day O’Connor

  • Strategic Defense Initiative (Star Wars)

  • Iran-Contra Affair

  • Political Action Committees (PACs)

  • Geraldine Ferraro

George HW Bush

  • Collapse of Communism / End of the Cold War / Fall of the Berlin Wall

  • Persian Gulf War / Saddam Hussein

  • Tiananmen Square

  • Texas v Johnson 1989 / Flag burning


Bill Clinton

  • “New Democrat”

  • Sunbelt

  • Health Care

  • 1994 “Republican Revolution” / Newt Gingrich / 27th Amendment

  • NASDAQ, 1990’s

  • NAFTA

  • Industrial economy to a service economy


George W Bush

  • Republican Election of 2000

  • Recession: Economic Boom and Bust

  • September 11, 2001/ World Trade Center

  • Al-Qaeda / Osama bin Laden / Taliban Regime

  • Patriot Act / Department of Homeland Security

  • Afghanistan

  • Pre-emptive strikes / “Axis of Evil” / War on Iraq

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Objectives:

  1. Summarize significant events in foreign policy since the Vietnam War.

  2. Evaluate the impact of recent constitutional amendments, court rulings, and federal legislation on U.S. citizens.

  3. Identify and assess the impact of economic, technological, and environmental changes in the United States.

  4. Identify and assess the impact of social, political, and cultural changes in the U.S.

  5. Assess the impact of growing racial and ethnic diversity in American society.

  6. Assess the impact of twenty-first century terrorist activity on American society.


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