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U.S. History
EOC Review
Semester 2
Topic 10: Examine the causes, course, and consequences of World War II on the United States and the World and
the character of the war both home and abroad. Understand how World War II reshaped the United States role in
the post war world.
Examine the causes, course and consequences of World War II on the United States and the World:
1. What was the response to war in Europe and Asia prior to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor?
2. What were the Neutrality Acts? Why did Congress pass them?
3. How did US policy change as the war in Europe progressed 1939-1941
Cash and Carry Policy:
4. What were the Holocaust and the Final Solution?
5. How did US domestic policy change during the war?
6. What was rationing? (558)
7. What were the short and long term effects of the World War II?
Tehran—1943 (562-563)
Yalta—1945 (578-579)
Potsdam—1945 (579, 591-592)
8. What were Japanese-American Internment and its significance?
9. What precedent was set by Korematsu v. United States?
10. What was the significance of the Normandy Invasion (D-Day)?
11. What was the significance of the Battle of Midway?
12. What was the significance of the Manhattan Project?
13. Why did the US use the atomic bomb in Hiroshima and Nagasaki?
14. What/when was VE Day?
15. What/when was VJ Day?
16. Why were the Nuremberg Trials held?
17. Why was the United Nations created? What organization did it replace?
Examine the causes, course, and consequences of the early years of the Cold War:
18. How did WW II lead to the Cold War? What was it about?
19. Truman Doctrine:
20. Marshall Plan:
21. NATO:
22. Warsaw Pact:
23. Iron Curtain:
24. Berlin Airlift:
25. How did the Cold War affect US foreign Policy?
26. Eisenhower’s Brinksmanship:
27. Kennedy’s Bay of Pigs:
28. Kennedy’s Cuban Missile Crisis?
29. Domino Theory:
30. How did the Cold War affect domestic policy?
31. Red Scare:
32. McCarthyism:
33. HUAC:
34. Interstate Highway System:
35. Why did an Arms race result from the Cold War?
36. Hydrogen Bomb:
Topic 11: Analyze significant foreign policy events during the Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy Johnson and Nixon
37. Domino Theory:
38. Why did the United States intervene in Korea?
39. What was the dispute between MacArthur and Truman regarding the Korean War?
40. Mutual Assured Destruction (MAD):
41. Cuban Missile Crisis:
42. Bay of Pigs:
Vietnam War 1955-1975:
43. Why did the US get involved in Vietnam?
44. Which presidents served during Vietnam?
45. Geneva Accords 1954:
46. Gulf of Tonkin Resolution 1965:
47. US strategy of Search & Destroy vs. Vietcong’s guerilla attacks:
48. Tet Offensive 1968:
49. Nixon Doctrine:
50. Vietnamization 1968:
51. How did the war in Vietnam affect US foreign and domestic policy?
52. Draft:
53. Hawks vs Doves:
54. Antiwar protests:
55. SDS:
56. Kent State Massacre 1970:
57. How did the Vietnam War end?
58. Détente:
59. Why did Nixon visit China?
60. SALT I:
61. Paris Peace Accords 1973:
62. War Powers Act 1973:
Topic 13: Modern United States. Understand the rise and continuing international influence of the United States
as a world leader and the impact of contemporary social and political movements on American life.
#1: Identify the causes of post-World War II prosperity and its effect on American Society:
63. How did the GI Bill help veterans returning from war?
64. What was the significance of Suburbs?
65. What was the Baby Boom and post-war birth rate?
66. What was the significance of Interstate Highway System to American lifestyle of 1950s?
67. How did Youth culture change in the 1950s?
#2: Identify key figures and events, including Supreme Court decisions that shaped the civil rights movement and
domestic policy: Know the significance of……what they did, planned, achieved….
68. Montgomery Bus Boycott:
69. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr:
70. SNCC:
71. Sit-ins:
72. Freedom Riders:
73. March on Washington 1963:
74. Civil Rights Act of 1964:
75. Voting Rights Act 1965
76. Black Power Movement:
77. How did the Black Panthers, Nation of Islam, & the Southern Christian Leadership Conference
differ in their approaches to achieving racial equality?
78. Johnson’s Great Society 1964-1967:
Important Programs
Education initiatives:
Women’s Movement
79. Equal Rights Amendment:
80. Compare how different groups (women, African-Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, & Asian
Americans used
violent and nonviolent approaches to achieving civil rights?
81. In addition to Martin Luther King, identify individuals who had a significant impact on the Civil Rights
Malcolm X:
Cesar Chavez:
82. Brown vs. Board of Education 1954:
83. American Indian Movement (AIM):
84. Roe vs. Wade 1973:
#3: Analyze the foreign policy of the United States as it relates to Asia, Africa, Latin America and the
Middle East:
85. How did the Iran Hostage Crisis affect the Carter Administration?
86. How did the US react to Apartheid policy in South Africa:
87. How has the US reacted to Globalization:
88. US position on the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO):
89. US position on Terrorism:
90. Arab-Israeli War 1973:
91. US relationship to OPEC and the energy crisis:
92. Purpose of the Camp David Accords:
93. What is the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI)?
94. US position on Latin America and the war on drugs:
#4: Detail the events and key individuals surrounding the Watergate scandal and the resignation of Nixon.
#5: Analyze political, economic, and social CONCERNS that emerged at the END OF THE 20th CENTURY
(1900s) and the beginning of the 21st century:
95. Immigration debate:
96. AIDS epidemic of 1980s:
97. Recession:
98. Resurgence of the Conservative Movement:
99. “Reaganomics”:
100. Supply Side Economics:
101. North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA):
102. Globalism:
103. US position on ethnic cleansing in the Balkans:
104. US position on ethnic cleansing in Rwanda:
105. Why did the United States and her allies twice invade Iraq?
First Iraq War 1990-1991 (aka. Persian Gulf War):
106. Second Iraq War:
107. What is the US position on Global warming?
108. What was the controversy about the 2000 Presidential election between George W. Bush & Al Gore?
109. What is al-Qaeda?
110. What is the Taliban?
111. What is the significance of the attacks of September 11, 2001?
112. What is the significance of America’s National Debt?
113. What is the Health care debate about?
114. How did America’s demographic make-up changing:
115. What was the significance of the 2008 election of President Obama?