- How did Cold War tensions change during the 1960s?
- In what ways was social change reflected in the role of government?
TEKS for Unit 10:
2A- identify the major characteristics that define an historical era;
2B- identify the major eras in U.S. history from 1877 to the present and describe their defining characteristics;
2C- apply absolute and relative chronology through the sequencing of significant individuals, events, and time periods; and
2D- explain the significance of the following years as turning points:... 1957 (Sputnik launch ignites U.S.-Soviet space race), 1968-1969 (Martin Luther King Jr. assassination and U.S. lands on the moon)...
8A- describe U.S. responses to Soviet aggression after World War II, including the the Berlin airlift, and John F. Kennedy's role in the Cuban Missile Crisis;
8B- describe how Cold War tensions were intensified by the arms race, the space race, McCarthyism, and the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), the findings of which were confirmed by the Venona Papers;
14C- understand the effects of governmental actions on individuals, industries, and communities.
17C- describe the economic impact of defense spending on the business cycle and education priorities from 1945 to the 1990s;
17D- identify actions of government and the private sector such as the Great Society, affirmative action, and Title IX to create economic opportunities for citizens and analyze the unintended consequences of each;
19B- explain constitutional issues raised by federal government policy changes...
19E- evaluate the pros and cons of U.S. participation in international organizations and treaties.
24A- describe qualities of effective leadership; and
24B- evaluate the contributions of significant political and social leaders in the United States such as Thurgood Marshall, Billy Graham, and Barry Goldwater.
25A- describe how the characteristics and issues in U.S. history have been reflected in various genres of art, music, film, and literature;
25C- identify the impact of popular American culture on the rest of the world over time; and
25D- analyze the global diffusion of American culture through the entertainment industry via various media.
27B- explain how specific needs result in scientific discoveries and technological innovations in agriculture, the military, and medicine, including vaccines; and
28B- explain how space technology and exploration improve the quality of life;