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The causes and course of World War II, the character of the war at home and abroad, and its reshaping of the U.S. role in world affairs

A.  The student understands the international background of World War II

B.  The student understands World War II and how the Allies prevailed

C.  The student understands the effects of World War II at home


New Deal Order
Resource Type: E-Seminar

Relevant pages:
Legacies: New Deal Legacy

Relevant texts:
Ask Alan Brinkley: What role did the idea of an "American Century" play in the nation's response to World War II?
The full text of ”The American Century” by Henry R. Luce

Relevant transcripts:
"The American Century" was a phrase used to persuade Americans of their mission in the world.

The Subversive Fifties
Resource Type: E-Seminar

New Deal Liberalism and Postwar Economic Growth
Resource Type: Document-Based Question
The primary sources in this DBQ help students explore the legacy of New Deal liberalism as American society is transformed during the 1940s and 50s. Economic, political, and social issues interact to simultaneously and paradoxically enhance and undermine government intervention in American society.

Feminism: Two Different Spheres
Resource Type: Primary Source
Eleanor Roosevelt shakes hands with a resident of a dormitory for black women war workers (1943).

Feminism: Two Different Spheres
Resource Type: Primary Source
Woman works in her victory garden in Washington, D.C., during World War II.

Feminism: Two Different Spheres
Resource Type: Primary Source
Women war worker with child, World War II.

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