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.