• Yellow Journalism
  • Spanish American War
  • Open Door Policy
  • “Big Stick” Policy
  • Monroe Doctrine
  • Roosevelt Corollary
  • Panama Canal


  • Roosevelt
  • Taft
  • Roosevelt
  • Muckrakers
  • Meat Inspection Act/Pure Food & Drug Act
  • Election Reform
  • Recall
  • Referendum
  • Initiative
  • Bull Moose Party
  • Election of 1912
  • Bull Moose Party
  • Suffrage Movement

World War I

  • Sussex Pledge
  • Zimmerman Telegram
  • Propaganda
  • War Bonds
  • 14 Points
  • Treaty of Versailles
  • League of Nations
  • Machine guns and Trench Warfare


  • Harlem Renaissance
  • Isolationism
  • Red Scare
  • Immigration Restriction
  • Stock Market Crash
  • Espionage Law and Freedom of Speech
  • Flappers and freedom of expression
  • Organize crime and Prohibition
  • Scopes Trial


  • 1932 Election
  • Dust Bowl/ impact on the Great Plains and peoples migration to California
  • Causes of Stock Market Crash (buying on Margin, Speculation)
  • Causes of the Great Depression (Stock Market Failure, Declining Farm Prices)
  • Hoover’s lack of support for struggling Americans during the Great Depression
  • Bonus Army
  • Reconstruction Finance Cooperation (RFC) - Focused on helping big business not individual
  • Election of 1932 blamed the Republican Party for the Great Depression, blamed Hoover and new leadership wanted
  • Fear of shifting from Gold Standard and deflation of the dollar
  • Bank Holiday
  • Supreme Court Packing Scandal (declaring New Deal Unconstitutional)
  • New Deal
  • WPA
  • FDIC
  • NRA
  • Critics
  • CCC
  • Relief and Recover 1st New Deal Reform 2nd New Deal
  • NRA - Cooperation between business and Government


  • Isolationism
  • Neutrality Acts
  • Lend-Lease Act
  • Recognition of USSR to slow Japanese aggression
  • Destroyers for bases deal with UK
  • Policy of Appeasement a cause of WWII
  • Selective Service Act (peacetime draft)
  • Homefront
  • Rosie the Riveter
  • War Bonds
  • Rationing (oil, food etc.)
  • Japanese Internment
  • European Theater
  • North Africa
  • Defeat German first not Japan
  • D-Day (Operation Overlord)
  • Battle of the Bulge
  • VE Day
  • Holocaust (Auschwitz largest concentration camp)
  • Potsdam Conference (Division of Germany after WWII)
  • Pacific Theater
  • Pearl Harbor
  • Coral Sea (slowed and stopped Japanese expansion in the Pacific)
  • Midway (slowed and stopped Japanese expansion in the Pacific)
  • Island Hopping
  • Atomic Bomb (Manhattan Project development of Atomic bomb)
  • United Nations created after war

Early Cold War

  • The impact of Atomic Powers and how they interacted with each other internationally
  • Truman Doctrine (Greece Turkey)
  • Marshall Plan
  • Berlin Blockade and the Airlift
  • Korean War (38th Parallel)
  • Douglas MacArthur (Challenging Truman’s Authority over Atomic weapons use)
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

Domestic Issues of the 1950’s

  • Economy strengthened because of Cold War Military Spending
  • GI Bill
  • Growth of Suburbs
  • Senator Joe McCarthy and the Red Scare
  • Eisenhower’s Highway Public Works project most expensive in history

Civil Rights ERA

  • Brown v. Board of Education
  • Rosa Parks
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Freedom Riders
  • Civil Rights Act 1964 and Voting Rights Act 1965
  • Black Power and Stokely Carmichael
  • Malcolm X

JFK Presidency

  • Ask not what your country can do for you (Inaugural address speech)
  • Let every nation know pay any price (Containment speech)
  • Bay of Pigs
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

Vietnam ERA

  • American aid to maintain French Empire in French Indo China
  • Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
  • Television and the Medias impact on the Vietnam War
  • Tet Offensive
  • Opposition to the Draft
  • Vietnamization Policy
  • Invasion of Cambodia
  • Pentagon Papers
  • Lyndon B Johnson chooses not to run for reelection
  • The impact of Congress cutting off funding for the Vietnam War
  • War Powers Act

Middle Easter Affairs

  • Arab oil embargo against the United States
  • Camp David Accords
  • Iran Hostage Crisis


  • Watergate Scandal
  • Gerald Ford

Reagan Years

  • Supply Side Economics
  • Strategic Defense Initiative (Star Wars)
  • Sandinista Scandal in Nicaragua

George H. Bush Years

  • Operation Desert Storm (importance of Mideast oil)
  • Berlin Wall is torn down

Clinton Years

  • Budget standoff in 1995 between Clinton and Republican controlled congress (Government shuts down due to lack of funds)
  • Impeachment (perjury and obstruction of justice)

George W Bush Years

  • 9/11
  • Giving up civil liberties to protect the nation