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Topic: Political debates of the post-World War II period 

United States History

 Standard 26.  Understands the economic boom and social transformation of post-World War II United States
  Level III (Grade 7-8)
   Benchmark 2.Understands the immediate social, political, and economic impacts on America after World War II (e.g., the economic and political effects of demobilization and reconversion; the growth and impact of opportunities in the service, white collar, and professional sectors in government and business; the growth of the middle class)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the immediate social impacts of World War II on America
     2.Understands the immediate political impacts of World War II on America
     3.Understands the immediate economic impacts of World War II on America
     4.Understands the economic effects of demobilization
     5.Understands the economic effects of reconversion
     6.Understands the political effects of demobilization
     7.Understands the political effects of reconversion
     8.Understands the growth of opportunities in the service sectors in government after World War II
     9.Understands the growth of opportunities in the service sectors in business after World War II
     10.Understands the growth of opportunities in the white collar sectors in government after World War II
     11.Understands the growth of opportunities in the white collar sectors in business after World War II
     12.Understands the growth of opportunities in the professional sectors in government after World War II
     13.Understands the growth of opportunities in the professional sectors in business after World War II
     14.Understands the growth of the middle class after World War II
 Standard 28.  Understands domestic policies in the post-World War II period
  Level II (Grade 5-6)
   Benchmark 1.Understands the civil rights movement during President Truman's presidency (e.g., his support of civil rights, the effect on the Democratic party)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands President Truman’s support of civil rights
     2.Understands the effects of the Civil Rights movement on the democratic party
  Level III (Grade 7-8)
   Benchmark 1.Understands the domestic policies of Presidents Truman and Eisenhower (e.g., Eisenhower's "Modern Republicanism," Truman's Fair Deal program for securing fair employment practices, desegregation, civil rights, and race relations)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the domestic policies of President Truman
     2.Understands the domestic policies of President Eisenhower
     3.Understands Eisenhower’s "Modern Republicanism"
     4.Understands Truman’s Fair Deal program for securing fair employment practices, desegregation, civil rights, and race relations
   Benchmark 2.Understands the role of McCarthyism in the early Cold War period (e.g., the rise of McCarthysim, the effect of McCarthyism on civil liberties, and McCarthy's fall from power; the connection between post-war Soviet espionage and internal security and loyalty programs under Truman and Eisenhower)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows about the rise of McCarthyism
     2.Understands the effects of McCarthyism on civil liberties
     3.Knows about McCarthy’s fall from power
     4.Understands the connection between post-war Soviet espionage and internal security and loyalty programs under Truman and Eisenhower
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 1.Understands different social and economic elements of the Truman and Eisenhower administrations (e.g., Truman’s policies in labor relations, housing, education and health; postwar reaction to the labor movement, how Eisenhower’s domestic and foreign policy priorities contrasted with his predecessors)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands social elements of the Truman administration
     2.Understands economic elements of the Truman administration
     3.Understands social elements of the Eisenhower administration
     4.Understands economic elements of the Eisenhower administration
     5.Understands Truman’s policies in labor relations
     6.Understands Truman’s policies on housing
     7.Understands Truman’s policies on education
     8.Understands Truman’s policies on health
     9.Understands post-war reaction to the labor movement
     10.Knows how Eisenhower’s domestic and foreign policy priorities contrasted with his predecessors