Big Idea - Research Guide
Tenczar - APUSHFull Assignment Directions
Use the following recommended databases and article links over specific topics to guide your research.
* Note * The following links will open on any school computer. If you are working from home, you must obtain the password to view from your library.
U.S. Expansion and Imperialism
What territories did the United States acquire during the late 19th and early 20th centuries? How did we acquire each territory?
What were the arguments for and against territorial acquisition? Who were the strongest supporters of each side?
How was the United States, a fairly isolated country, able to acquire these new territories?
How does this new imperialism change America’s status in the world?
How does the U.S. military change at this time?
What is the relationship between the Roosevelt Corollary and the Monroe Doctrine of 1823?
Identify the various Progressive movements and their leaders
Explain what led to the explosion of progressive movements in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
What reforms were made to governments at the local, state, and national level?
World War I
Explain what led to U.S. involvement in World War 1.
World War I, Dictionary of American History, 2003
Why did Wilson face so much opposition to his 14 Point Plan (from the European nations) and the League of Nations (from the American people)?
Explain some of the domestic effects of the war on America; cultural, economic, etc.
How did nativist sentiment come manifest itself during this period?
Explain the various conflicts that were seen during the 1920s.Nativism versus Immigration, American Decades Primary Sources, 2004
How did new technology influence and impact society during the 1920s?The 1920s: How Normal were the 1920s?, History in Dispute, 2000
Explain the changes that both African Americans and women saw.
How does the American consumer culture grow?