Students will evaluate how the Great Depression, New Deal policies and World War II transformed America socially and politically at home (e.g., stock market crash, relief, recovery, reform initiatives, increased role of government in business, influx of women into the workforce, rationing) and reshaped its role in world affairs (e.g., emergence of the U.S. as an economic and political superpower).
I can summarize the origins of World War II, & I can assess the American response to the growing international crisis from 1935-1941.
- Background Question: Who were the leaders of the U.S., Great Britain, Germany, Italy, and Japan during World War II?
- Notes: World War Looms
- Reflection Question: Should the U.S. have gotten involved in the growing international conflict before 1938? Explain.