Unit I: Truman (1945-1953)Unit I-1 - The Accidental PresidentObjectives:-TSWBAT understand the rules/syllabus of the class.-TSWBAT define the major biographical events of the time before the Truman Presidency.Important People:-Harry TrumanImportant Places:-MissouriAssignments:-Facebook Assignment Due Friday (10 Points)Unit I-2 - The Decision to Drop the BombObjectives:-TSWBAT define 4 reasons for/against the use of atomic weapons against the Japanese.-TSWBAT understand the development of the Manhattan Project and its relevance to the end of the war.Important People:-J. Robert Oppenheimer-Winston Churchill-Chiang Kai-ShekImportant Places:-Japan-Britain-ChinaAssignments:-Read Pages 377-379 in Textbook
Unit I-3: From Wartime to Peacetime EconomyObjectives:-TSWBAT define 4 post WWII arguments put forward by the Truman Administration with regard to Domestic America.-TSWBAT understand the economic concerns of post WWII America.Important People:-John Maynard KeynesImportant Places:-NoneAssignments:-Begin reading 398-405Unit I-4: Postwar Prosperity and the Election of 1948Objectives:
TSWBAT understand the 4 reasons for postwar prosperity after 1945.
TSWBAT identify the 4 main candidates in the Election of 1948 and understand why it was the biggest political upset in US history.Important People:-Harry Truman-Thomas Dewey-Henry Wallace-Strom ThurmondImportant Places:-New York-South CarolinaAssignments:Read 406-411Unit I-5: The Red ScareObjectives:
TSWBAT define the term Red Scare and its relation to post WWII US
TSWBAT identify common fallacies of those that were suspected of being a communist.
TSWBAT identify 4 reactions of the US govt. to the spread of communism within the USImportant People:-Joseph McCarthy-Alger Hiss-Richard Nixon-Julius/Ethel Rosenberg-Jackie RobinsonImportant Places:-West Virginia-New YorkAssignments:-Prep for Unit 1: Truman Reading Quiz (15 Points)Unit I-6: Truman Foreign Policy (Pre-Containment)Objectives :-TSW define containment policy and the fundamental differences that occur within US foreign policy because of it.-TSW understand the role of the Truman Doctrine within the new interventionist foreign policy of the USImportant People:-NoneImportant Places:-Puerto Rico-Germany-Japan-New York-MarylandAssignments:-Read 21.1 Kennan-Kennan on Containment-Read 420-427 in TextbookUnit I-7: Containment PolicyObjectives:TSW 4 actions taken by the US Government that illustrate the shift in foreign policy from isolationism to interventionism through containment.TSW explain the reasoning taken for US support of Greece and Turkey.TSW identify and explain the rationale taken for the recognition of Israel in 1948.Important People:-George Kennan-George Marshall-Dwight EisenhowerImportant Places:-France-England-Italy-Greece/TurkeyHomework:Share a Google Doc w/ Mr. Tengowski (10 Points)Directions:1. Click on the following link in order to access the shared folder entitled Honors Google Doc Sharinghttps://drive.google.com/a/northallegheny.org/folderview?id=0BxXbpDLhNg_waW1URFozdVRrMnM&usp=sharing2. Create a Document.3. Rename the document as follows: Period - Last Name - Google Doc (e.g. 01-Tengowski-GoogleDoc)4. Type your name, class period, and Honors Modern American History.5. You are then done.Here is the link to a video that I just made for this assignment.Unit I-8: Evaluation of Truman FoPoObjectives:1. TSW analyze and evaluate all events within Truman's FoPo.2. TSW evaluate the rationale for the defense of Vietnam instead of China.Important People:-Chiang Kai-Shek-Mao Zedong-Ho Chi MinhImportant Places:-China-Vietnam-IsraelHomework:1. Read 434-439Unit I-9: The Korean WarObjectives:1. TSW understand the reasons/rationale for the Korean War.2. TSW understand the 4 stages of the Korean War.3. TSW define Truman's rationale for firing Douglas MacArthurImportant People:-Syngmann Rhee-Kim Il-SungImportant Places:-North Korea-South KoreaHomework:1. 2014 ID Sheet - Truman Due (10 Points)2. Start studying for the test on 9/12.Unit I-10: Review for Truman TestObjectives:1. TSW prepare for the Unit I: Truman Test (60 Points)Homework:1. Study!! Study Guide - TrumanUnit I-11: Truman Test