Ch 17: The Contemporary Role of the US

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Let us help you review the contemporary global role of the United States with this engaging collection of lessons. The comprehensive study guide provided in this chapter is mobile-friendly and designed to help you finish your homework or prepare for a test.

The Contemporary Role of the US - Chapter Summary

In this informative chapter, you'll study various aspects of the contemporary role of the United States. Topics covered include the position of the U.S. in the world and some of the developments and events that have influenced this position. Once you complete this chapter, you should be able to complete the following objectives:

  • Describe the U.S. as a world power
  • Outline the global influence of the U.S.
  • Explain how the information revolution has led to the rise of the global economy
  • Identify the impacts made by the advance of science and technology since 1945
  • Detail the political and social developments that have occurred since 1945
  • Discuss some of the trends in immigration to the U.S. from 1900 to 2010

Feel free to work at your own pace and review these learning materials as many times as needed to feel confident with these topics. We've made it easy for you to study at any time by making these lessons and quizzes accessible 24 hours a day on your mobile phone, tablet or computer. As you follow along in the chapter, take the quiz after each lesson to ensure you're ready to move on to new topics.

6 Lessons in Chapter 17: The Contemporary Role of the US
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The United States as a World Power

1. The United States as a World Power

In this lesson we will learn about the emergence of the United States as a world power. We will examine the context in which the United States emerged as a world power, and we will highlight key terms associated with this development.

The Global Influence of the United States

2. The Global Influence of the United States

In this lesson we will learn about the global influence of the United States. We will explore the role of the U.S. in world affairs from 1776 to the present and see how American influence has impacted modern history.

The Information Revolution & The Rise of the Global Economy

3. The Information Revolution & The Rise of the Global Economy

This lesson will focus on how the information revolution's technological advances allow businesses around the world to work together. Examine how and why this has led to big changes in the global economy.

The Advance of Science & Technology Since 1945: Developments & Impact

4. The Advance of Science & Technology Since 1945: Developments & Impact

In this lesson, we explore just a few of the numerous advances and innovations made in the worlds of sciences and technology, from automobiles and televisions to computers and phones that can fit in the palm of your hand.

Social & Political Developments Since 1945

5. 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.

Immigration to the U.S. (1900-2010): Changes & Trends

6. Immigration to the U.S. (1900-2010): Changes & Trends

Immigration to the U.S. has changed greatly over the past century, going from immigrants mostly coming from Northern and Western Europe to people arriving from all around the world.

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