Social Studies - 2018-19
VUS.13a - United States Economic Expansion
The student will apply social science skills to understand the social, political, and cultural movements and changes in the United States during the second half of the twentieth century by
a) explaining the factors that led to United States expansion;
UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD
The economic boom experienced by the United States after World War II promoted significant social, cultural, and political shifts.
Expansion of economic prosperity
Implementation of the G.I. Bill
Development of the Interstate Highway System
Rise of the middle class
Expansion of initiatives for non-middle-class Americans
Lyndon Johnson attempted to create a “Great Society” by waging a “War on Poverty.”
Initiatives included Medicare, Medicaid, and the Economic Opportunity Act.
Terms & Events
March on Washington
Civil Rights Act of 1964
Voting Rights Act of 1965
“I Have A Dream”
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Supreme Court Cases
Brown v. Board of Education