U.S. History EOCT test. Unit 9 Preparation. SSUSH 21. SSUSH 21a. Describe the baby boom and the impact as shown by Levittown and the Interstate Highway Act. GI Bill changes society. Serviceman’s readjustment Act GI stands for “Government Issue”
U.S. History EOCT test
Unit 9 Preparation
Describe the baby boom and the impact as shown by Levittown and the Interstate Highway Act.
Describe the impact television had on American Culture; including the presidential debates (Kennedy/Nixon, 1960) and news coverage of the Civil Rights Movement.
Analyze the impact of technology on American life, include the development of the personal computer and the cellular telephone and the expanded use of air conditioning.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Explain the importance of President Truman’s order to integrate the U.S. military and the federal government.
Identify Jackie Robinson and the integration of baseball.
Explain Brown v. Board of Education and efforts to resist the decision.
“In the name of the greatest people that have ever trod this earth, I draw the line in the dust and toss the gauntlet before the feet of tyranny, and I say segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever.”
Describe the significance of Martin Luther King, Jr.’sLetter from Birmingham Jail and his I Have a Dream speech.
Describe the causes and consequences of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Describe the Warren Court and the expansion of individual rights as seen in the Miranda decision.
Expanded the Rights of Individuals
Describe the political impact of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy; include the impact on civil rights legislation.
Explain Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society; include the establishment of Medicare.
Lyndon Baines Johnson
Great Society Program
Describe the social and political turmoil of 1968, include the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy, and the events surrounding the Democratic National Convention.
Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy
Riots at the Democratic National Convention
Compare and contrast the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) tactics, include sit-ins, freedom rides, and changing composition.
Describe the National Organization of Women (NOW) and the origins and goals of the modern women’s movement.
Analyze the anti-Vietnam War movement.
Analyze Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers’ movement.
Explain the importance of Rachel Carson’s Silent Springand the resulting developments; include Earth Day, the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the modern environmental movement.
Wrote “Silent Spring”
Biologist, ecologist, Writer
Protested the use of chemicals, Pesticides in the environment for farming, etc.
Resulted in the Water Quality Act
Triggered the Modern Environmental Movement
Describe the rise of the conservative movement as seen in the presidential candidacy of Barry Goldwater (1964) and the election of Richard M. Nixon (1968).
Explain the impact of Supreme Court decisions on ideas about civil liberties and civil rights, including such decisions as Roe v. Wade (1973) and the Bakke decision on affirmative action.
The Quota System was ruled Unconstitutional.
Affirmative Action ruled acceptable and Constitutional.