USA History / Mr.Saindon
Monday, March 27 to Friday, March 31
Countdown to The Civil War
Students will understand how a variety of events compounded to create the boiling tensions leading into the Civil War.
Harriet Tubman and the Abolitionist movement
What was the Underground Railroad and how did it operate?
The Civil War
1. Compare/contrast/analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the Union and Confederacy.
2. Compare/contrast the goals and strategies of the Union and Confederacy.
3. Evaluate major events of the Civil War.
4. Be able to explain what happened at Gettysburg
The Civil Rights Movement
The Civil Rights Movement
Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
"All men are Created Equal"
"Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness"
Plessy v. Ferguson was a landmark 1896 U.S. Supreme Court decision that upheld the constitutionality of racial segregation under the “separate but equal” doctrine.
Jim Crow Laws
Brown vs. Board of Education (1954) outlaws segregation in schools
class stratification (rich & poor)
Understands the struggle for racial equality and for the extension of civil liberties
Understands individual and institutional influences on the civil rights movement
(e.g., the origins of the postwar civil rights movement; the role of the NAACP in the legal assault on segregation;
the leadership and ideologies of Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X;
the effects of the constitutional steps taken in the executive, judicial, and legislative branches of government; the shift from de jure to de facto segregation;
important milestones in the civil rights movement between 1954 and 1965;
Eisenhower’s reasons for dispatching federal troops to Little Rock in 1957).
Understand the civil rights movement
radical protest; issues that led to the development of the Asian Civil Rights Movement and the Native American Civil Rights Movement; the issues and goals of the farm labor movement and La Raza Unida).
Understands significant influences on the civil rights movement (e.g., the social and constitutional issues involved in the
Plessy v. Ferguson(1896)
Brown v. Board of Education(1954) court cases; the connection between legislative acts, Supreme Court decisions, and the civil rights movement; the role of women in the civil rights movement and in shaping the struggle for civil rights).
Understands economic, social, and cultural developments in the contemporary United States
Understands how different groups attempted to achieve their goals (e.g., the grievances of racial and ethnic minorities and their reference to the nation’s charter documents to rectify past injustices
Understands the role of diversity in American life and the importance of shared values, political beliefs, and civic beliefs in an increasingly diverse American society.