Students will explain and give examples of how after WWII, America experienced economic growth (e.g., suburban growth), struggle for racial and gender equality (e.g., Civil Rights Movement), the extension of civil liberties (e.g., desegregation, Civil Rights Act) and conflict over political issues (e.g., McCarthyism, U.S. involvement in Vietnam).
I can analyze the reasons for US involvement in Vietnam, & I can explain what made the conflict so difficult to win.
- Background Question: Create Trading Cards for Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger.
- Notes: The Vietnam War Years
- Reflection Question: How did the War Powers Act impact presidential power?