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Ch 21: STAAR US History: Changing Role of the Government

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This chapter outlines some of the historical events when US leaders had accomplished actions that seemed to change the role of government in society. Use this series of lessons to prepare for related questions on the STAAR US History exam.

STAAR US History: Changing Role of the Government - Chapter Summary

Our professional instructors have put together these lessons to offer you a review of the times when the leaders of the US government changed the role of government to meet the needs of a given situation. To better equip yourself with the knowledge necessary for answering related questions on the STAAR US History exam, follow along with these lessons to review:

  • The objectives and lasting effects of Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal
  • Foreign and domestic policies after the world wars
  • Objectives and legacy of Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society program
  • Challenges of George H.W. Bush's domestic agenda to change ideologies
  • Bill Clinton's successes and failures in domestic reforms

These lessons are accompanied by a series of companion transcripts and quizzes. Use the lesson transcripts to reinforce your retention of the information presented in the lessons. Then take the lesson quizzes to test your understanding of that information. When you find topics you don't understand, you can use the video tags to return to and review the parts of the lessons that explained them.

6 Lessons in Chapter 21: STAAR US History: Changing Role of the Government
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Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal

1. Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal

In this lesson, you will explore the government programs collectively called the New Deal as the nation attempted to recover from economic crisis following the Great Depression.

The Legacy of the New Deal

2. The Legacy of the New Deal

In what was, until that time, one of the largest government spending projects in history, the New Deal drastically changed the American landscape. This lesson takes a look at the legacy of the programs of the New Deal.

Post-War American Politics: Foreign & Domestic Policy

3. Post-War American Politics: Foreign & Domestic Policy

In this lesson, we will learn about American politics in the post-war era. We will highlight the broad contours of foreign and domestic policies, and learn how Americans planned to deal with the challenges of an increasingly complex world.

President Lyndon B. Johnson and the Great Society Program

4. President Lyndon B. Johnson and the Great Society Program

The Great Society was an ambitious legislative program which attempted to eliminate poverty and racial inequity within the United States. Learn about the creation of the program, its endeavors and its ultimate legacy.

President George H.W. Bush: Domestic Policy and Accomplishments

5. President George H.W. Bush: Domestic Policy and Accomplishments

President George H.W. Bush's domestic agenda reflected a change in ideology. Learn about the domestic challenges Bush faced, his handling of the issues and his overall achievements.

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

6. 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.

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