Social Studies - 2019-20

USII.8e - Globalization

The student will apply social science skills to understand the economic, social, and political transformation of the United States and the world between the end of World War II and the present by

e) evaluating and explaining the impact of international trade and globalization on American life.

Adopted: 2015



After World War II, there was an increase in globalization, international trade, and interdependence.


Globalization is the linking of nations through trade, information, technologies, and communication.

Globalization involves increased integration of different societies.

Interdependence involves nations, countries, and societies depending on one another for goods, services, action, or influence.

During the two decades following World War II, international trade expanded at a rapid pace.

Impact of globalization and international trade on American life

 Improvement of all communications (e.g., travel, telecommunications, Internet)

 Availability of a wide variety of foreign-made goods and services

 Outsourcing of jobs and decline of some American cities and industries

 Rise of international corporations

 Shift from manufacturing to a high-tech and service economy


Updated: May 16, 2018