U.S. History Connections

Era 1 - Three Worlds Meet (Beginnings to 1620)

Standard 2: How early European exploration and colonization resulted in cultural and ecological interactions among previously unconnected peoples.

Era 4 - Expansion and Reform (1801-1861)

Standard 1: United States territorial expansion between 1801 and 1861, and how it affected relations with external powers and Native Americans.

Standard 2: How the industrial revolution, increasing immigration, the rapid expansion of slavery, and the westward movement changed the lives of Americans and led toward regional tensions.

Standard 4: The sources and character of cultural, religious, and social reform movements in the antebellum period.

Era 5 - Civil War and Reconstruction (1850-1877)

Standard 1: The causes of the Civil War.

Standard 2: The course and character of the Civil War and its effects on the American people.

Era 6 - The Development of the Industrial United States (1870-1900)

Standard 1: How the rise of corporations, heavy industry, and mechanized farming transformed the American people.

Standard 2: Massive immigration after 1870 and how new social patterns, conflicts, and ideas of national unity developed amid growing cultural diversity.

Era 7 - The Emergence of Modern America (1890-1930)

Standard 1: How Progressives and others addressed problems of industrial capitalism, urbanization, and political corruption

Standard 2: The changing role of the United States in world affairs through World War I

Standard 3: How the United States changed from the end of World War I to the eve of the Great Depression

Era 8 - The Great Depression and World War II (1929-1945)

Standard 1: The causes of the Great Depression and how it affected American society.

Standard 2: How the New Deal addressed the Great Depression, transformed American federalism, and initiated the welfare state.

Standard 3: The causes and course of World War II, the character of the war at home and abroad, and its reshaping of the U.S. role in world affairs.

Era 9 - Postwar United States (1945 to early 1970s)

Standard 1: The economic boom and social transformation of postwar United States.

Standard 2: How the Cold War and conflicts in Korea and Vietnam influenced domestic and international politics.

Standard 3: Domestic policies after World War II.

Standard 4: The struggle for racial and gender equality and for the extension of civil liberties.

Era 10 - Contemporary United States (1968 to the present)

Standard 2: Economic, social, and cultural developments in contemporary United States.

Iowa Past to Present Online Teacher's Guide

Iowa Past to Present

Iowa Pathways is now the home for the online teacher's guide for the revised 3rd edition of the Iowa Past to Present textbook, published by University of Iowa Press. The teacher's guide includes additional articles, videos, links and curriculum resources supporting each chapter of the textbook. View the guide.