Social Studies - 2018-19

VUS.14b - International Terrorism

The student will apply social science skills to understand political and social conditions in the United States during the early twenty-first century by

b) evaluating and explaining the changes in foreign policies and the role of the United States in a world confronted by international terrorism, with emphasis on the American response to 9/11 (September 11, 2001);


Adopted: 2015

BIG IDEAS

UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD

The United States has confronted the increase in international terrorism by formulating domestic and international policies aimed at stopping terrorism.

ESSENTIALS

The United States has experienced multiple terrorist attacks at home and abroad. 

 Attack on the USS Cole 

 September 11, 2001: Attacks on the World Trade Center towers, the Pentagon, and Flight 93 

 Boston Marathon bombing

The United States’ responses to terrorism 

 Heightened security at home (Patriot Act) 

 Diplomatic and military initiatives 

 Formation of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA)


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

Supreme Court Cases

Roe v. Wade

Riley v. California (2014)

Civil Rights Movement of the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s

Loving v. Virginia (1967)

Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council of Arizona (2013)

Gideon v. Wainwright (1963)

Snyder v. Phelps (2011)

rule of law

Updated: May 18, 2018