Social Studies - 2018-19

VUS.13d - Immigration Trends

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

d) analyzing changes in immigration policy and the impact of increased immigration;


Adopted: 2015

BIG IDEAS

UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD

Rising immigration to the United States has increased American diversity. It has promoted changes in public policy and has altered the economic and cultural landscape of the United States.

ESSENTIALS

The Immigration Act of 1965, which reversed the Immigration Restriction Acts of the 1920s, opened the United States to increased immigration from many diverse countries, especially from Asian and Latin American countries.

Reasons for immigration 

 Political freedom 

 Economic opportunity

Issues related to immigration policy 

 Strain on government services 

 Filling low-paying jobs in the United States 

 Border issues 

 Pathway to citizenship 

 Bilingual education 

 Increasing cultural diversity

Contributions of immigrants 

 Diversity in music, the visual arts, and literature 

 Roles in the labor force 

 Achievements in science, engineering, and other fields 

 Many minorities elected to high public offices at the state and national levels of government


KEY VOCABULARY

Terms & Events

Moral legitimacy

Humanitarian aid

Reunification

Persian Gulf War

Operation Desert Storm

NAFTA
Sanctions

Apartheid

9/11

War in Afghanistan

War in Iraq

Right to privacy

Enumerated

Protection from government interference

Immigration policy (border issues)

Bilingual education

Citizenship requirements

Recent immigrants

Diversity

Space Exploration

Space Shuttle

Mars Rover

Voyager Missions

Hubble telescope

Satellites

GPS

Robotics

Personal Communication Devices

Telecommuting

Online coursework

Outsourcing

Offshoring

Diagnostic and Medical Imaging

 “Reagan Revolution”

Judicial restraint

Centrist Democrat

Inflation

Monetary policy

Fiscal policy

Expansion and contraction of economy

Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

Economic indicators

Exchange rates

Rate of inflation

Patriot Act (USA PATRIOT Act)

Military Initiatives

Diplomatic Initiatives

Homeland security

International terrorism

People

William J. Clinton

George W. Bush

George H.W. Bush

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Clarence Thomas

Sally Ride 

Dr. Jonas Salk

Sandra Day O’Connor

Ronald Reagan

William J. Clinton

George H.W. Bush

George W. Bush

Places

Germany

Yugoslavia

Eastern Europe

Vietnam

South Africa


Updated: May 18, 2018