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Unit One - Exploration and Colonization
 Unit Two - Revolutionary Ideas and Events

 Unit Three - Constitutional Era

 Unit Four - Early National Period and Westward Expansion

 Unit Five - Expansion and Sectionalism
 Unit Six - Civil War and Reconstruction
 Unit Seven - American Growth
  Unit Eight - Isolation to Imperialism

 Unit Nine - Global Depression and Totalitarianism

 Unit Ten - World War II

 Unit Eleven - World War II Domestic Issues

 Unit Twelve - Cold War

 Unit Thirteen - Civil Rights 
 Unit Fourteen - Modern U.S.

 

 

 


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Unit One Exploration and Colonization

VUS.2-1 - Characteristics of early exploration and settlements in the New World

VUS.2-2 - Exploration and settlement let to conflict, violence and slavery

VUS.3-1 - Economic characteristics of the Colonial period

VUS.3-2 - Social characteristics of the colonies

VUS.3-3 - The development of indentured servitude and slavery

 

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Unit Two Revolutionary Ideas and Events

VUS.4a-1 - The ideas of John Locke

VUS.4a-2 - Thomas Paine and Common Sense

VUS.4a-3 - The Declaration of Independence

VUS.4b-1 - Anglo-French rivalry leading to conflict with the colonies

VUS.4b-2 - The beginning of the American Revolution

VUS.4b-3 - Differences among the Colonists:  Patriots, Loyalists, Neutrals

VUS.4c- Factors leading to colonial victory

 

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Unit Three Constitutional Era

VUS.5a - The Articles of Confederation

VUS.5b-1 - Major compromises of the Constitution

VUS.5b-2 - Key leaders of the Constitutional Convention

VUS.5c - Federalists v. Anti-Federalists

VUS.5d - Virginia Declaration of Rights, Virginia Statute of Religion Freedom, and the Bill of Rights

 

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Unit Four Early National Period and Westward Expansion

VUS.6a-1 - Essential Understandings

VUS.6a-2 - Political developments in the Early National Period

VUS.6a-3 - Judicial Review; Marbury v. Madison

VUS.6a-4 - Expansion resulting from the Louisiana Purchase

VUS.6a-5 - Expansion resulting from the War of 1812

VUS.6a-6  - The Monroe Doctrine

VUS.6a-7 - The westward movement and economic development

VUS.6a-8 - American migration into Texas (battle at the Alamo)

VUS.6a-9 - Manifest Destiny and the impact of westward migration on the American Indians

VUS.6b-1 - The Age of Andrew Jackson

VUS.6b-2 - Bank of the United States

 

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Unit Six—Sectionalism and Expansion

VUS.6c-1 - Economic divisions

VUS.6c-2 - Essential understandings

VUS.6c-3 - The growing division over slavery and states' rights

VUS.6c-4 - Compromise in new states -  Slavery or Freedom???

VUS.6c-5 - Views of Slavery - North v. South

VUS.6c-6 - Women's suffrage movement

 

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Unit Six - Civil War and Reconstruction

 

VUS.7a-1 - Essential Understanding

VUS.7a-2 - Major events; Emancipation Proclamation/Antietam, Gettysburg, Appomattox

VUS.7a-3 - Key Leaders; Lincoln, Grant, Lee, Douglass

VUS.7b - Emancipation Proclamation and the Gettysburg Address

VUS.7c-1 - Political effects of the war and Reconstruction

VUS.7c-2 - Economic and social impact of the war and Reconstruction

 

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Unit Seven - American Growth

VUS.8a-1 - Post-Civil War westward movement

VUS.8a-2 - Immigrants flock to America

VUS.8a-3 - Immigrants and the growth of cities

VUS.8b - Inventions/innovations; industrial leaders; reasons for economic transformation

VUS.8c - Discrimination and segregation against African Americans and their responses

VUS.8d-1 - Essential understandings; impact of the Progressive Movement

VUS.8d-2 - Reforming problems created by industrialization

VUS.8d-3 - Accomplishments of the Progressive Movement

VUS.8d-4 - Impact of labor unions

 

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Unit Eight - Isolation to Imperialism

VUS.9a-1 - Creation of international markets

VUS.9a-2 - Changing policies of the U.S. toward Latin America, Asia and the Pacific

VUS.9b-1 - U.S. involvement in WWI

VUS.9b-2 - Wilson's Fourteen Points, the Treaty of Versailles, and the League of Nations

 

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Unit Nine - The Great Depression

 

VUS.9c-1 - Causes of the Great Depression

VUS.9c-2 - Impact of the Great Depression

VUS.9c-3 - Franklin's New Deal

 

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Unit Ten - World War II

VUS.10a-1 - WWII; The war in Europe

VUS.10a-2 - WWII; The war in Asia

VUS.10b-1 - WWII; Allied and Axis strategies in the Europe

VUS.10b-2 - WWII; Allied and Axis strategies in the Pacific

VUS.10b-3 - WWII; Major battles and turning points in North Africa

VUS.10b-4 - WWII; Major battles and turning points in Europe / Stalingrad

VUS.10b-5 - WWII; Major battles and turning points in Europe / D-Day

VUS.10b-6 - WWII; Major battles and turning points in the Pacific / Midway, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa

VUS.10b-7 - WWII; Major battles and turning points in the Pacific / atomic bomb

VUS.10c - The role of all-minority military units / Tuskeegee Airmen and Nisei regiments

VUS.10d - WWII; The Geneva Convention

VUS.10e - WWII; Analyzing the Holocaust

 

 

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Unit Eleven -World War II Domestic Issues

VUS.10c - Minorities in War

VUS.11a - Mobilizing economic, human, and military resources

VUS.11b - Contributions of women and minorities to the war effort

VUS.11c - The internment of Japanese Americans

VUS.11d - The role of media and communications in the war effort

 

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Unit Twelve - The Cold War

VUS.12a - Outcomes of World War II

VUS.12b-1 - Essential Understanding #1

VUS.12b-2 - Essential Understanding #2

VUS.12b-3 - Origins of the Cold War / Truman Doctrine, NATO, Warsaw Pact

VUS.12b-4 - Origins of the Cold War / Communist takeover of China

VUS.12b-5 - The Korean War

VUS.12b-6 - The Vietnam War, pt. I

VUS.12b-7 - The Vietnam War, pt. II

VUS.12b-8  - Cuba

VUS.12b-9 - Cuban Missile Crisis

VUS.12b-10 - Impact of the Cold War at home

VUS.12c-1 - "Ask not what your country can do for you . . ."

VUS.12c-2 - American Military Forces During the Cold War

VUS.12c-3  - Veterans:  WWII vs. Vietnam

VUS.12d - Internal Problems of the Soviet Union and the Role of Ronald Reagan

 

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Unit Thirteen - Civil Rights

VUS.13a-1 - Brown v. Bd. of Education

VUS.13a-2 - Brown v. Bd. of Education:  Virginia response

VUS.13b  - NAACP; 1963 March on Washington, Civil Rights Act of 1964, Voting Rights Act of 1965

 

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Unit Fourteen - Modern U.S.

VUS.14a - Effects of Increased Population of Women in the labor force

VUS.14b - The Changing Patterns of Immigration Affect the Diversity of the U.S.

VUS.14c-1 - The American Space Program was a triumph of American Technological Prowess.

VUS.14c-2 - Influence of  the Media  on contemporary American culture

 

 
 

 

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