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1 U. S. History III - Reading Assignment and Quiz/Test Schedule Revised 10/20/2015 by: Mr. Stadt - Chapter and Topic discussions for the week. Reading Assignment for Classes this Week. Quiz and Test dates. Published after class on Thursdays. Week-Dates Wk 1 - Sept 1 & 3 Intro & The Great Depression Vol 5 - Introduction & Chapter 2 WK 2 - Sept 8 & 10 Thrust of the New Deal Chapter 3 Wk 3 - Sept 15 & 17 Toward the Welfare State Chapter 4 Quiz 1: Chapters 2-4 Wk 4 - Sept 22 & 24 WW II Chapter 5 & 6 Wk 5 - Sept 29 & Oct 1 WW II and The Cold War Chapter 7 Quiz 2: Chapters 5-7 Wk 6 - Oct 6 & 8 Welfarism Home & Abroad Chapter 8 Study Guide Test #1 Wk 7- Oct 20 & 22 Second Radical Reconst Chapter 9 & 10 Oct 27 & 29 Philosophic and Religious Divide Vol 6 - Intro & Chapter 2 Quiz 3: Chapters 8-10 Nov 3 & 5 Debacle of Welfare, Conserative Chapter 3 & 4 Nov 10 & 12 Reagan's Second Term, Gridlock 1 Chapter 5 Quiz 4: Chapter 2-5 Nov 17 & 19 Collapse of Communism Chapter 6 Nov 17 & 19 Gridlock II, Bush Chapter 7 Study Guide Test #2 Wk of Nov 24 (Tgiving) Dec 1 & 3 Americans at Work & Play Chapter 8 & 9 Quiz 5: Chapters 6 & 7 Dec 8 & 10 Gridlock III, Clinton Chapter 10 Dec 15 & 17 Developments Chapter 11 Quiz 6: Chapters 8-11 Christmas Holidays

2 File: USH3-Reading Assignments-V1.pdf Page 1 of 2 U. S. History III - Reading Assignment and Quiz/Test Schedule Page 2 of 2 Jan 12 & 14 Deadlock Chapter 14 Quiz 7: Chapters Jan 19 & 21 The last 10 Years in America Obama(nation) Study Guide Test #3 IMPORTANT NOTES: Grading: 60% of semester grade is based on the quizzes. 20% of semester grade is based on the final test on Study Guides 10% of semester grade is based on your in-class Presentation 10% of semester grade is based on your in-class participation Typical week: Tuesdays will be the lecture on the chapter assigned for that week. Thursday will be generally for topic related videos and class Presentations. Quizzes and Tests: All Quizzes and Tests will be published at 4PM EST on Thursdays and must be completed no later than midnight on Sunday (EST) VERY IMPORTANT: A Study Guide for each week will be published in the Announcement section of Canvas. It is VERY IMPORTANT that you download and print a copy of the weekly Study Guide each week BEFORE CLASS so you can take notes.

3 Study Questions 1. What were some of the underlying causes that led America into the Great Depression? (there were several) Answers 2. What was the Month, Day and Year of the Stock Market Crash? What was the high before this day, and the market at the end of the day? (Where is our Stock Market today?) 3. Let s take a look at some of the effects of the Great Depression in America? (employment, industries, government) 4. Who was the President of the United States during the period of ? And why did the next President-Elect refuse to meet with him? 5. How did the government respond to the depression? (programs to try to help the economy by Hoover) 6. What were the promises made by FDR in the 1932 election to turn the Economy around? U.S. History III All Sections Page 1

4 7. What did FDR call his campaign promises? 8. Who was Rexford G. Tugwell and why did he come known during this era? The Life of Herbert Hoover Agriculture Marketing Act Smoot-Hawley Tariff 1930 Reconstruction Finance Corp U.S. History III All Sections Page 2

5 Study Questions 9. Why were Herbert Hoover and Franklin D. Roosevelt so opposed to each other? Answers 10. What were the three main purposes of the New Deal as presented by FDR? 11. What happened to the Banks in America during the first 100 days of FDR s administration? Was it in the power of the President to do what he did? 12. What happened to each of these phases of the economy during the early years of FDR s Administration ( )? Employment Industrial Production Gross Domestic Product 13. FERA Federal Emergency Relief Administration 14. PWA Public Works Administration U.S. History III All Sections Page 1

6 15. CCC Civilian Conservation Core 16. Tennessee Valley Authority 17. Agriculture Adjustment Administration U.S. History III All Sections Page 2

7 Study Questions 18. Why was it necessary for FDR to develop a second part to the New Deal? Answers 19. What was the primary emphasis and purpose of the Second New Deal? 20. What were some significant legislation passed as part of the second New Deal? 21. What were the original stated purposes of the Social Security Act of 1935? 22. What were some of the criticisms by conservative opponents of the New Deal? 23. What were some of the reasons for the decline of much of the New Deal after 1937? 24. So, what was happening to these phases of the economy during the Second New Deal years? Employment Industrial Production Gross Domestic Product U.S. History III All Sections Page 1

8 25. Describe the Trust Fund that is part of the Social Security Act? 26. Okay, here s a tough one. What is going to happen to Social Security in the next 20 or so years? What did you think about the facts presented in the two videos? Dr. Francis Townsend Senator Huey Long Father Charles Coughlin What has Welfare become since the 1930 s? How much in the budget today? Will the money be there when you retire? U.S. History III All Sections Page 2

9 Study Questions 27. Why did the United States try to remain neutral prior to December of 1941? Answers 28. How and when did the Nazi Party gain power in Germany? Who was its leader? What impact did Germany have on the U.S. entering the war? 29. When did the U.S. declare war? What event was the immediate cause? On what date? 30. Why was the battle of Stalingrad considered significant in Europe for the Allied Forces? 31. What was the Atlantic Charter and why was it important? 32. What was island hopping in the Pacific? Between what to major powers? 33. What were some of the major battles on the Western Front where U.S. Troops came to the aid of the European Allies? U.S. History III All Sections Page 1

10 34. What were each of these? D-Day VE- Day VJ-Day 35. What was the Manhattan Project? 36. What were some of the reason given for justifying the use of Atomic Bombs? 37. What role did the following play in the U.S. cause back home? 1. Factories 2. Women 3. Minorities The Nazi Party Adolph Hitler The Loss of Lives as a result of WW II Winston Churchill U.S. History III All Sections Page 2

11 Study Questions 38. The Cold War pits two major political systems and countries against each other. Which two were they? Answers 39. Following WWII the United States and Russia had very different ideas of what should happen in Europe. What were the goals of each? THE U.S It is important to have a basic understanding of the following terms (U.S. side/soviet side: SOVIET: 1. Satellite Nation: 2. Iron Curtain: 3. Warsaw Pact The goals of the Soviet Union U.S. Side: 1. Containment: 2. Truman Doctrine: 3. Marshall Plan: 4. NATO: 41. What was the significance of the Presidential Secession Act that was passed in 1948? 42. Who were Julius and Ethel Rosenburg, and what happened to them? U.S. History III All Sections Page 1

12 43. What did the Supreme Court say about segregation in schools in 1954? 44. Two new states. Name them and explain why they were important to the United States? 45. Explain the Marshall Plan and what was it supposed to do? Harry S. Truman Dwight David Eisenhower General Douglas MacArthur Joseph Stalin U.S. History III All Sections Page 2

13 Study Questions 46. How was the American society changing after World War II? Answers 47. What President started the Interstate Highway System in America? TRIVIA QUESTION: What did every interstate highway must have at least once every 7 miles? Stump your parents with this one! 48. What was said to be The American Dream? 49. The 50 s saw an explosion of businesses and franchises in America. What were some of the most successful? 50. How did the Cold War threats during this period affect society? 51. America became involved in the Korean War during the 50 s. Why? What was this war all about? Why would we go half way around the world to help the South Koreans? 52. Later in the 50 s we began to be involved in a struggle in Vietnam. What was this all about? U.S. History III All Sections Page 1

14 53. Why were so many Americans unwilling to fight in Vietnam? Where the justified in your opinion in resisting the draft? Joseph McCarty tell us about his passion. By the late 50 s can you name the 10 largest U.S. Corporations? Are they still in the top 10? When was Television introduced into American homes? What is the history of Television? (have you ever watched a black & white TV? TRIVIA: Where did McDonalds get its start? Another TRIVIA QUESTION: What is the largest fast food franchise in China? U.S. History III All Sections Page 2

15 Study Questions 54. Who was the first U.S. President to use the power of television during his Presidential Campaigns? Answers 55. What were some of the campaign promises and policies presented by Kennedy as part of what he called the New Frontier? 56. What was the bay of pigs that took place during Kennedy s administration? What was it about, where and when did it happen? 57. What two famous Americans were assassinated in 1968? Where did each take place and what were some of the underlying causes? 58. Following the death of JFK what was the Great Society that Lyndon Johnson presented to America? 59. What were some of the major issues during the Nixon years? 60. Understanding the Vietnam War? A. What was it about? U.S. History III All Sections Page 1

16 60. Continued. B. Why did so many Americans refuse to fight? C. How did the war finally end? 61. Despite all the problems during this time, what did the Americans finally celebrate? 62. The American Dream which became more of the American Nightmare in the 60 s and 70 s really did not end until who became President? The Life of John F. Kennedy The Life of Richard M. Nixon The Life of Gerald Ford Understanding the Vietnam War U.S. History III All Sections Page 2

17 Study Questions 63. How would you define Gridlock? Answers 64. Then how would you define Political Gridlock and what caused it to happen? Is it still happening? 65. What are the following... Materialism: Irrationalism: Statism: Democratism: 66. Looking back at the Constitution, what form of government were the framers trying to create for America? (page 9) 67. What are other strains in the fading outlook of life in America? (pg 10) 68. What are permanent things that we can count on as human beings? U.S. History III All Sections Page 1

18 69. In this chapter we see the beginnings of the welfare state in America, is it real or just politicians disagreeing? (substantiate your viewpoint) Violent Crimes in America What are the facts (statistics) for each of the items listed below during the 120 year period in America from 1860 (following the Civil War) to Federal Food Assistance Program National Debt Figures Divorce Rate in America U.S. History III All Sections Page 2

19 Study Questions 70. How would you describe the political viewpoints of Ronald Reagan? Answers 71. What was the general feeling across America when Reagan took office? 72. List some of the campaign promises Reagan made to Americans before he was elected? 73. What domestic policies were included in his first term Reaganomics? 74. How would you describe what happened to the average American family income during the 1980 s? 75. What was Reagan s central focus regarding Foreign Policy? U.S. History III All Sections Page 1

20 76. What was happening to the Cold War and Communism during the 1980 s? 77. What were some of the problems in Latin and Central America during the Reagan years? 78. The Life of Ronald Reagan 79. John Hinkley (who was he and what did he do?) 80. The Iran-Contra Affair U.S. History III All Sections Page 2

21 Study Questions 81. What is the original meaning of the term communism? And where does it have its origin? Answers 82. How does a country progress from Capitalism to Socialism to Communism? 83. During what period of U.S. History did we see a progression of Socialist Ideas infiltrating the country? 84. What is the fundamental goal of communism? 85. Why would our country establish a friendship with such a country? 86. Who was our President that took a firm stance the expansion of Communism? U.S. History III All Sections Page 1

22 87. What 5 key point regarding Communism can we take away from this lesson? Who was the U.S. Senator that accused so many Americans of being supportive of Communism? Progression of Russian (Communistic) leaders from WWII to Who were these individuals and what is their legacy? 88. Joseph McCarthy U.S. History III All Sections Page 2

23 Study Questions 89. What was the main campaign promise made by George H.W. Bush that helped him get elected? Answers 90. What was George H.W. Bush s background that qualified him for the Presidency? 91. What happened to the Soviet Union (USSR) at this time? And who were the two Communist leaders of the era? 92. What was happening in China during this era and what was the one significant event that took place there? 93. What caused the situation in Panama that made it necessary for Bush to take military action there? 94. On January 16, 1991 the United States had to go to war. What was this all about, what was it called, and what was the outcome? 95. Did Bush go far enough with this military campaign or should the U.S. have done more? U.S. History III All Sections Page 1

24 96. Why was there a turndown in the economy after the war in Kuwait and what campaign promise did Bush have to reverse? 97.. What was the impact of this reversal of his earlier campaign promise? 98. Desert Storm 99. Kuwait U.S. History III All Sections Page 2

25 Study Questions 100. What is the Clinton Trail leading him to become President of the United States? Answers 101. What were the issues that he promised to address during his campaign for President? 102. How is it possible to lose the popular election and still become president? 103. Describe his Domestic Policy and what was accomplished? 104. What was the NAFTA agreement, who was involved and how would you rate its success? 105. What tool (that you are using right now) came about during his presidency? 106. What happened in Oklahoma City during his years that began terror here on our shores? U.S. History III All Sections Page 1

26 107. Describe the Foreign Policy Challenges that our country faced during his Presidency? How did he solve them? 108. Explain the scandal and impeachment proceedings during the Clinton years In your view, should Clinton have been impeached, and removed from office? Okay, then.... How should historians judge the impact, effectiveness, and legacy of the Clinton Administration? U.S. History III All Sections Page 2

27 Study Questions 130. In what year did the United States assist the Shah of Iran in returning to power and establishing a new government? Answers 131. What were some of his political viewpoints? And his reforms during what has been called the White Revolution? 132. What then eventually caused his fall in the 1970 s? And what groups were trying to overthrow his government? 133. Who then took over Iran and ruled from ? And, how was his rule different than the Shah s? 134. What was the Hostage Crisis? How long were the American s held hostage? Who was President when it finally ended? 135. Explain the Iran-Iraq War that took place between ? Why were they fighting each other? U.S. History III All Sections Page 1

28 136. What were we concerned about in this region of the country? 137. How and where did ISIS get its start? How do you explain their rise to power? 138. What parts of the Middle East do they now control? 139. How do they get the monies to support such a movement? 140. About how many people are currently part of the ISIS organization? 141. What do you think the Free World should do to rid the Middle East, and the rest of the world from this radical threat? U.S. History III All Sections Page 2

29 Study Questions 142. Policy: Healthcare Reform Answers 143. Policy: Views on Education 144. Policy: Domestic Economic Policy and Ideas 145. Policy: Education and the Role Government should play Policy: Foreign Policy 147. Policy: Social Ideas and Welfare U.S. History III All Sections Page 1

30 148. Policy: Our National Debt Policy: The Role of Government in Religion So.... What will your children learn in U.S. History in 20 years about the first 20 years of the 21 st century? U.S. History III All Sections Page 2

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