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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Other chapters within the STAAR U.S. History: Test Prep & Practice course
- STAAR US History: Independence & the Founding Fathers
- STAAR US History: Historical Eras & Significant Events (1877 to Present)
- STAAR US History: Political, Economic & Social Change (1877-1898)
- STAAR US History: United States as a World Power (1898-1920)
- STAAR US History: World War I
- STAAR US History: Early 20th Century Reform & Third-Party Movements
- STAAR US History: Individuals & Social Change During the 1920s
- STAAR US History: World War II
- STAAR US History: Cold War & the United States
- STAAR US History: The Vietnam War
- STAAR US History: The Civil Rights Movement
- STAAR US History: Civil Rights Legislation
- STAAR US History: Role of US in the World (1970-1990)
- STAAR US History: Ronald Reagan & the Rise of Conservatism
- STAAR US History: Foreign Policy & the Gulf War
- STAAR US History: Geographic Factors & Events
- STAAR US History: Migration, Immigration & American Society
- STAAR US History: Population Growth & Environmental Concerns
- STAAR US History: Arts & Culture
- STAAR US History: Changing Role of the Government
- STAAR US History: Domestic & Global Accountability in Government
- STAAR US History: Government Branches & Checks & Balances
- STAAR US History: Landmark Supreme Court Cases
- STAAR US History: Core Values & the Democratic Process
- STAAR US History: Major Amendments to the US Constitution
- STAAR US History: Civic Participation & Leadership
- STAAR US History: Legislation & Economic Growth (1870-1920)
- STAAR US History: Economic Development Between WWI & WWII
- STAAR US History: Economic Effects of World War II & the Cold War
- STAAR US History: Economic Interdependence in the 21st Century
- STAAR US History: Impact of Science & Technology on Economic Development
- STAAR US History: Research & Analyzing Information
- STAAR US History: Critical Thinking & Writing
- About the STARR Tests
- STAAR U.S. History Flashcards