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;


Adopted: 2015

BIG IDEAS

UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD

The economic boom experienced by the United States after World War II promoted significant social, cultural, and political shifts.

ESSENTIALS

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.


KEY VOCABULARY

Terms & Events

Massive resistance

White flight

March on Washington

Civil Rights Act of 1964

Voting Rights Act of 1965

 “I Have A Dream”

Literacy testing

People

Lyndon Johnson

Thurgood Marshall

Oliver Hill

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Registrars

NAACP

Places

Virginia

Supreme Court Cases

Brown v. Board of Education

Updated: May 18, 2018