Mr. Davis's
United States History Class

 

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SOL Review 2nd Semester

 SOL Topics - Second Semester

Parents: Please note that I have not viewed the SOL tests and that the following study aides were created in conjunction with the NNPS United States and Virginia History Curriculum Framework. These materials serve to supplement your student's previous notes, assignments, and other study guides and are not intended to provide insight into any actual questions on the Virginia SOL Exams.

Major People & Groups in United States History

  • Cowboys
  • Old Immigrants vs. New Immigrants
  • Chinese laborers
  • Thomas Edison
  • Alexander Graham Bell
  • Wright brothers
  • Henry Ford
  • Andrew Carnegie
  • J.P. Morgan
  • John D. Rockefeller
  • Cornelius Vanderbilt
  • Ida B. Wells
  • Booker T. Washington
  • W.E.B. DuBois
  • Samuel Gompers
  • Eugene V. Debs
  • Susan B. Anthony
  • John Hay
  • Theodore Roosevelt
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • William Howard Taft
  • Harry Truman
  • Jews
  • Enslaved Africans
  • Gypsies
  • Undesirables
  • Rosie the Riveter
  • John F. Kennedy
  • Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Richard Nixon
  • Fidel Castro
  • Alger Hiss
  • Jules and Ethel Rosenberg
  • Joseph McCarthy
  • Mikhail Gorbachev
  • Ronald Reagan

Places & Geography in United States History

  • Westward Expansion
  • Hawaii
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • France
  • Great Britain
  • The Baltics
  • Japan
  • Manchuria
  • Pearl Harbor
  • Soviet Union
  • El Alamein
  • Stalingrad
  • Normandy
  • Midwest
  • Iwo Jima
  • Okinawa
  • Hiroshima
  • Nagasaki
  • Nuremburg
  • China
  • North and South Korea
  • North and South Vietnam
  • Cuba
  • Berlin Wall

Major Documents in United States History

  • Homestead Act of 1862
  • Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882
  • Wilson's 14 Points
  • Immigration Restriction Act of 1921
  • Sherman Anti-Trust Act
  • Clayton Anti-Trust Act
  • Treaty of Versailles
  • League of Nations
  • Truman Doctrine
  • NATO
  • Warsaw Pact
  • Kennedy's "Ask Not" speech
  • Reagan's "Tear Down This Wall" speech
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965

Civics in United States History

  • Melting Pot
  • Hardship and hostility faced by immigrants
  • Jim Crow Laws
  • Plessy vs. Ferguson
  • Lynchings
  • NAACP
  • Progressive Movement
  • 17th Amendment
  • Muckraking
  • Women's Suffrage
  • 19th Amendment
  • Open Door Policy
  • Lend Lease Policy
  • The battle of Britain
  • Isolationism
  • Island hopping
  • Atomic bomb
  • Holocaust
  • Selective Service and the draft
  • Japanese-American internment camps
  • Partition of Germany
  • Marshall Plan
  • Containment
  • Korean War
  • Vietnam War
  • Anti-war movement
  • Watergate
  • Bay of Pigs
  • Cuban Missile Crisis
  • Glastnost and Perostroika
  • Brown vs. Board of Education, Topeka Kansas
  • Massive Resistance
  • White flight
  • 1963 March on Washington
  • NAACP challenged segregation in the courts

Economics in United States History

  • Contributions of immigrants and industrial growth
  • Transcontinental railroad
  • Immigrant labor in textile and steel mills and coal mines
  • Urbanization and its effects

Inventions - innovations

  • corporations
  • Bessemer process
  • light bulb
  • telephone
  • assembly line
  • Dangerous working conditions and child labor
  • Knights of Labor
  • AFL
  • American Railway Union
  • Ladies Garment Workers
  • Strike
  • Haymarket Riot
  • Homestead Strike
  • Pullman Strike
  • Panama Canal
  • Dollar Diplomacy
  • The Great Depression
  • Federal Reserve System
  • Hawley-Smoot Tariff
  • New Deal
  • WPA
  • FDIC
  • Social Security
  • Rationing
  • War Bonds
  • Women and Minorities in the labor force

Major Themes of United States History

  • American expansion after the Civil War was fueled by economic growth, technological change, industrialization, and immigration.
  • Discrimination against African Americans intensified in the late 19th to early 20th century.
  • Many 20th century American foreign policy issues stemmed from events at the turn of the century.
  • America's entry into WWI ensured Allied victory, but the failure of the peace process left a bitter legacy.
  • The New Deal altered the role of government.
  • The U.S. abandoned neutrality as events led the nation toward war.
  • Allied strategy in WWII reflected American power and values.
  • The Cold War set the global framework for the next 45 years.
  • Through loose constructionism, the Supreme Court reshaped society.
  • African Americans changed public opinion and secured the passage of Civil Rights legislation

Social Studies Skills in United States History

  • Identify, analyze, and interpret primary and secondary source documents.
  • Develop perspectives of time and place, including the construction of maps and various timelines of events, periods, and personalities in American History.
  • Interpret the significance of excerpts from famous speeches and other documents.
  • Formulate historical questions and defend findings based on inquiry and interpretation.

 

 

 

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