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Chapter 1: The Gilded Age
Do the economic benefits of the Industrial Revolution outweigh the social and environmental costs?
Chapter 2: Progressive Reform
How effective was the Progressive Movement at solving America’s problems?
Chapter 3: Becoming a World Power
How successful was the U.S. in balancing the ideals of democracy with those of imperialism as America became a world power?
Chapter 4: Boom & Bust
How did the decade of the 1920s illustrate social, economic, and political change in the United States?
Chapter 5: World War II
Did the conduct of the U.S. during WWII consistent with its core democratic values?
Chapter 6: Post-War Challenges
Did America’s search for a “new normal” strike a balance between individual (freedoms and) opportunities and national security in the postwar years?
Chapter 7: The 1960s
How successful was the US in expanding opportunities for all Americans?
Chapter 8: The 1970s and Vietnam
To what extent was American democracy strengthened or weakened during the era of Vietnam and the 1970s?
Chapter 9: The 1980s and the End of the Cold War
Chapter 10: Modern Problems 1990s & Today
Materials developed under a grant from the Michigan Department of Education