Enroll in US History with Dolphin STEM Academy
US History is the study of the events, people, and culture of the United States over time. In US
History B, you will apply historical inquiry to analyze societal issues, trends, and events of US
history from World War II to the present, including the Cold War, Civil Rights and other social
movements, the Vietnam War, modern presidencies, and responses to global terrorism. You’ll
explore timelines to gain an understanding of how events link to each other, and you’ll analyze
historical documents for a firsthand sense of how events unfolded. You’ll also gather evidence
from relevant documents and historical texts in order to develop credible explanations of events
in US history. You’ll then use that evidence to evaluate change and continuity over time.
By the end of this course, you will accomplish the following:
Apply the skills of historical inquiry, including gathering sources and analyzing documents.
Explain and discuss the origins of World War II and the US role in the war’s final years.
Analyze the impact of World War II on US society during and after the war.
Explore the beginning of the Cold War in the 1950s and its evolution until the late 1980s.
Analyze the impact of the social movements of the 1960s and 1970s.
Develop an understanding of how the United States initiated its involvement in the Vietnam
War and how the lengthy conflict impacted Americans and US society.
Explore the impact of the presidencies of Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford,
Jimmy Carter, and Ronald Reagan.
Discuss the foreign and domestic policies of the last 20 years, including the US response to
Review the basic governmental structures of the United States and their impact on US history.
Explain the relationship of geography, culture, and science in the development of the United
States over time.