International School History - European Schools - S6 4 hour option

S6 4hr History Last update - 07 May 2023 Official European School History S6 Syllabus: English, French, German
Europe and the World from the end of the 19th Century to 1945.


THe usa since 1898

S6 4 period


15 lessons


1.  From 1898 to 1945: The Rise of a Superpower.


2.  The USA since 1945.

    ·    How did American capitalism adapt to the challenges of the first half of the 20th century?
·    Why was the USA reluctant to end the policy of isolationism?
·    Why was the Second World War a major turning point for the globalisation of US power?
·    From 1945 to the early 1960s: the golden age?
·    From the 1960s to the 1980s: was the USA redefined or in decline?
·    The USA since the 1990s: what have been the major challenges of the post-Cold War world?


Key Words

Taylorism, Fordism, Consumerism, The Depression, The New Deal, Monroe Doctrine, Policy of the Big Stick, Isolationism, Unilateralism/multilateralism, Neutrality, Superpower, Liberal democracy, Presidential System, Congress, McCarthyism, Welfare state,  Capitalism, American dream, Segregation, Counterculture, Civil Rights Movement, Minorities, Neoliberalism,  Neo-conservatism, Multiculturalism.


Possible Reference Points

Spanish American War (1898), Intervention in the WWI (1917), Wilson’s 14 Points (1918), The Wall Street Crash (1929), Roosevelt (1932), Pearl Harbor  (1941), Bretton Woods (1944), Hiroshima (1945), Brown v. Board of Education (1954), Freedom Marches (1963), Gulf of Tonkin Resolution (1964), Watergate (1972-74),  Reagan (1980), 9/11 (2001), Barack Obama (2008)

Syllabus Links

 • 6.4B6.4D6.4E • 7.4A


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