U.S. History

Based on the eras and descriptions of the 2014-2015 standards.

11th Grade U.S. History: 1877 to Present

An overview of the course, as designed in the new 2014-2015 Tennessee Social Studies standards.

The Rise of Industrial America

1877 - 1914

Students analyze the various causes of the Industrial Revolution, the transformation of the American economy, and the changing social and political conditions in the United States in response to the Industrial Revolution. Students will also examine the relationship among the rise of industrialization, large-scale rural-to-urban migration, and massive immigration from Southern and Eastern Europe and Asia.

The Progressive Era

1890 - 1920

Students analyze the changing landscape, including the growth of cities and the demand for political, economic, and social reforms. Students trace the rise of the United States to its role as a world power in the twentieth century.

The 1920s

1920 - 1929

Describe how the battle between traditionalism and modernism manifested itself in the major historical trends and events after World War I and throughout the 1920s.

Between the Wars and WWII

1921 - 1947

Students analyze the inter-war years and America’s participation in World War II.

Great Depression

1929 - 1941

Students analyze the causes and effects of the Great Depression and how the New Deal fundamentally changed the role of the federal government.

The Modern United States

1945 - 1979

Students analyze the economic boom and social transformation of post–World War II America. Students examine the origins, goals, key events, and accomplishments of Civil Rights movement in the United States, and important events and trends in the 1960s and 1970s.

The Cold War

1945 - 1975

Students analyze the response of the United States to communism after World War II.

Contemporary United States

1980 - 2014

Students describe important events and trends since 1980. Students analyze the important foreign policies of and events that took place during the administrations of Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush, and Barack Obama.

The Rise of Industrial America: 1877-1914

Students analyze the various causes of the Industrial Revolution, the transformation of the American economy, and the changing social and political conditions in the United States in response to the Industrial Revolution. Students will also examine the relationship among the rise of industrialization, large-scale rural-to-urban migration, and massive immigration from Southern and Eastern Europe and Asia.

The Progressive Era: 1890-1920

Students analyze the changing landscape, including the growth of cities and the demand for political, economic, and social reforms. Students trace the rise of the United States to its role as a world power in the twentieth century.

The 1920s: 1920-1929

Describe how the battle between traditionalism and modernism manifested itself in the major historical trends and events after World War I and throughout the 1920s.

The Great Depression: 1929-1941

Students analyze the causes and effects of the Great Depression and how the New Deal fundamentally changed the role of the federal government.

Between the Wars and WWII: 1921-1947

Students analyze the inter-war years and America’s participation in World War II.

The Cold War: 1945-1975

Students analyze the response of the United States to communism after World War II.

The Modern United States: 1945-1979

Students analyze the economic boom and social transformation of post–World War II America. Students examine the origins, goals, key events, and accomplishments of Civil Rights movement in the United States, and important events and trends in the 1960s and 1970s.

The Contemporary United States: 1980-Present

Students describe important events and trends since 1980. Students analyze the important foreign policies of and events that took place during the administrations of Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush, and Barack Obama.