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6th Six Weeks
5 Grade Social Studies Study Guide
Twentieth Century
World War I
World War II
World War I was a global war which took place primarily in Europe
from 1914 to 1918.
The collapse of the US stock market in 1929 that led to a worldwide
economic depression.
World War II was a global military conflict, the joining of what had
initially been two separate conflicts. This global conflict split the
majority of the world's nations into opposing military alliances: the
Allies and the Axis powers.
Thirty-second President of the United States; created New Deal program
which helped United States recover from Great Depression
Franklin D.
Right to vote
Women Rights The term women’s rights refers to the freedoms inherently possessed by
Civil Rights
women and girls of all ages, which may be institutionalized, ignored or
suppressed by law, custom, and behavior in a particular society.
This amendment states that the right of citizens of the United States to
vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State
on account of gender.
The Civil Rights Movement in the United States refers in part to a set of
noted events and reform movements in that country aimed at abolishing
public and private acts of racial discrimination and racism against
African Americans between 1954 to 1968, particularly in the southern
United States.
Minister and civil rights leader during the 1950s and 1960s; believed in
peaceful protests.
Martin Luther
King Jr.
Caesar Chavez Leader of the struggle to improve life for migrant farm workers
Struggle between the United States and the Soviet Union that was
Cold War
Vietnam War
Scientific and
Persian Gulf
Colin Powell
fought with ideas, words, and money instead of soldiers
Political and economic system in which the government owns all the
businesses and land
War in the 1960s and 1970s in which the United States sent soldiers to
South Vietnam to try to prevent communist forces form taking over the
 Computer Age
 Space Travel
 World Wide Web/Internet
War involving the United States and its allies against Iraq in 1991
Highest-ranking American military leader during the Persian Gulf War.
In 2001, became first African American secretary of state