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Ch 20: STAAR US History: People Contributing to National Identity

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Get ready for the STAAR U.S. History EOC exam by using the lessons within this chapter to review the ways people contributed to the U.S. national identity.

STAAR US History: People Contributing to National Identity - Chapter Summary

You may need to answer questions about how people contributed to the U.S. national identity on the STAAR U.S. History EOC exam. You can use this chapter to get ready for these questions by reviewing:

  • Social, political, religious and philosophical developments since 1945
  • Affirmative action, the EEOC and counter-culture
  • Roles of U.S. women after WWI and WWII
  • The Welfare Reform Act
  • Currency and the history of American symbols

Experts in the field of history support each lesson in this chapter, providing you with answers to any questions you might have about the U.S. national identity. You can complete these short lessons at your own pace, and test your ability to remember historical facts with our self-assessment quizzes.

8 Lessons in Chapter 20: STAAR US History: People Contributing to National Identity
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Social & Political Developments Since 1945

1. Social & Political Developments Since 1945

In this lesson, we examine several social and political developments in the United States and in Western Europe since 1945, from the civil rights movement to the creation of the European Union.

Religion & Philosophy Since 1945

2. Religion & Philosophy Since 1945

In this lesson, we explore some of the major developments in the world of ideas since the end of World War II, from the increased public engagement of professional philosophy and Catholicism to the growth of Islam.

Affirmative Action and EEOC

3. Affirmative Action and EEOC

Every individual wishes to be treated fairly when applying for a job and while they are employed at a firm. This lesson will explore affirmative action and the EEOC, which directly support this thought process.

The Counter-Culture of Post-War America

4. The Counter-Culture of Post-War America

In this lesson we will explore the counter-culture of the postwar era. We will examine the groups and individuals who defied the conventions of mainstream society.

The Changing Roles of U.S. Women After World Wars 1 & 2

5. The Changing Roles of U.S. Women After World Wars 1 & 2

The role that women played in American society changed following the First and Second World Wars. Women played a strategic role in each war, but also a gradual inclusiveness in public life.

The Welfare Reform Act of 1996: Summary & History

6. The Welfare Reform Act of 1996: Summary & History

The Welfare Reform Act of 1996 was one of the most significant bi-partisan pieces of legislation passed in recent generations. This lesson covers specifics of the act, key players, and the historical impact of the legislation today.

The History of 'In God We Trust' on Currency

7. The History of 'In God We Trust' on Currency

The 'In God We Trust slogan you'll find on U.S. coins was born out of necessity during the Civil War, and later in the twentieth century became the subject of controversy when it was added to paper currency to help fight communism.

Understanding the Meaning & History of American Symbols

8. Understanding the Meaning & History of American Symbols

America is a country that loves symbols, and it has many. Learn about the meaning and history of some of the most important American symbols. Afterward, test your knowledge with a quiz.

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