Ch 26: McDougal Littell The Americans Chapter 26: The United States in the World Today

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The United States in the World Today chapter of this McDougal Littell The Americans textbook companion course helps students learn the essential American history lessons of present-day America. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the United States in the World Today textbook chapter.

How it works:

  • Identify the lessons in the McDougal Littell The Americans The United States in the World Today chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons within this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the present-day United States topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • The presidential election of 1992
  • Bill Clinton's domestic and foreign policies
  • Congress in the late 90s
  • The election of George W. Bush
  • The 9/11 attack and the War on Terror
  • U.S. foreign policy from the Cold War to post-9/11 attacks
  • The economic boom of the 1990s
  • The formation of NAFTA
  • The effect of information technology on the economy
  • Government protection of the U.S. economy
  • The history of the Internet
  • Types of Internet communication
  • The Telecommunications Act of 1996
  • Modern scientific advances
  • Insourcing and outsourcing
  • Population distribution in rural and urban areas
  • Environmental effects of urban land development and suburban sprawl
  • Population aging
  • Global trends in an aging population
  • Modern immigration population

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16 Lessons in Chapter 26: McDougal Littell The Americans Chapter 26: The United States in the World Today
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The Presidential Election of 1992: Bill Clinton, Ross Perot & George H.W. Bush

1. The Presidential Election of 1992: Bill Clinton, Ross Perot & George H.W. Bush

Learn about the three-way presidential race of 1992, which pitted Republican incumbent George H.W. Bush against Democrat Bill Clinton and independent Ross Perot. The campaign focused heavily on the economy.

Bill Clinton's Domestic Policy: the Economy, Healthcare, Welfare & Social Policies

2. Bill Clinton's Domestic Policy: the Economy, Healthcare, Welfare & Social Policies

During the 1990s, President Bill Clinton met many of his domestic policy goals, including stimulating the economy, reforming welfare, and advocating for social change. He did not successfully achieve a national healthcare system.

Bill Clinton's Foreign Policy: the Middle East, Haiti, African & Northern Ireland

3. Bill Clinton's Foreign Policy: the Middle East, Haiti, African & Northern Ireland

During his two terms as president, Bill Clinton intended to focus on domestic policy over foreign policy. But between 1992 and 2000, the U.S. was involved in several international conflicts and diplomatic interventions, which will be covered in this lesson.

Congress in the Late '90s: Contract with America & Clinton's Impeachment

4. Congress in the Late '90s: Contract with America & Clinton's Impeachment

In 1994, Republicans took control of both houses of Congress, elected on the promises made in the Contract with America. President Clinton endorsed several of these measures, but conflict was inevitable, culminating in his impeachment in 1998.

George W. Bush: 2000 Election & Domestic Agenda

5. George W. Bush: 2000 Election & Domestic Agenda

President George W. Bush overcame numerous obstacles before and after entering office. Learn about the Republican Primary Election, the presidential election of 2000 and Bush's domestic goals.

George W. Bush: the 9/11 Terrorist Attack & War on Terror

6. George W. Bush: the 9/11 Terrorist Attack & War on Terror

The September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States forced President George W. Bush to reappraise his foreign policy. Learn about the tragic day, the Bush Doctrine and the ensuing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

A History of U.S. Foreign Policy from the Cold War to post-9/11

7. A History of U.S. Foreign Policy from the Cold War to post-9/11

The collapse of the Soviet Union and the 2001 terrorist attacks against the United States have caused fundamental changes to U.S. foreign policy. In this lesson, you'll be provided a brief overview of U.S. foreign policy during and after the Cold War.

Information Technology: Impact on the Economy

8. Information Technology: Impact on the Economy

Information technology has impacted the economy in a number of ways. The most noticeable changes involve e-commerce, marketing tactics, facilitation of globalization, job insecurity, and job design. This lesson will explore a variety of concepts pertaining to the changing economy, including downsizing, outsourcing, the use of cookies, the benefits and costs of globalization, and the impact of e-commerce.

How the Government Protects the U.S. Economy

9. How the Government Protects the U.S. Economy

The following lesson will cover the ways in which the government protects the U.S. economy and ensures stable economic growth. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check for your understanding.

What is the History of the Internet? - Origins & Timeline

10. What is the History of the Internet? - Origins & Timeline

While the Internet has become an integral part of our daily lives, it is a relatively recent technology. Learn about the origins of the Internet, e-mail and the World Wide Web.

Internet Communication: Social Media, Email, Blog, & Chat

11. Internet Communication: Social Media, Email, Blog, & Chat

This lesson talks about how social media adds business value by building networks that enhance competitive advantage, enable the exchange of information, foster strong relationships and serve as a foundation of building professional and personal relationships irrespective of different geographical spaces and time zones.

Globalization, Outsourcing & Insourcing: Impact of Technology on Careers

12. Globalization, Outsourcing & Insourcing: Impact of Technology on Careers

This lesson discusses the impact information technology has on careers. Globalization has been driven by advances in technology and has impacted job security and wages. We will specifically look at downsizing, insourcing and outsourcing.

Population Distribution: Rural vs. Urban Areas

13. Population Distribution: Rural vs. Urban Areas

The distribution of people varies depending in the type of location. In this lesson, we will explore how people are distributed between rural and urban areas and how these populations have changed over time.

Urban Land Development and Suburban Sprawl: Environmental Consequences

14. Urban Land Development and Suburban Sprawl: Environmental Consequences

In the past, most people lived in rural areas. There has been a shift in recent years towards urban and suburban living. Not only has this shift changed where more people reside, it has also had many environmental consequences.

Population Aging: How a Population's Age Structure Changes

15. Population Aging: How a Population's Age Structure Changes

This lesson explores what it means for a population to start aging. In addition, we'll also explore the primary mechanisms of what ages a population and how this influences the ratio of workers to non-workers.

Global Trends in an Aging Population

16. Global Trends in an Aging Population

In this lesson we look at global trends that are occurring with the elderly, as well as specific issues that affect industrialized and developing nations. Lastly, we look at how culture is affected by all of this.

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