World History II
WHII.13 The student will demonstrate knowledge of major events in the second half of the twentieth century by
a) explaining key events of the Cold War, including the competition between the American and Soviet economic and political systems and the causes of the collapse of communism in the Soviet Union and
b) assessing the impact of nuclear weaponry on patterns of conflict and cooperation since 1945;
c) describing conflicts and revolutionary movements in eastern Asia, including those in
d) describing major contributions of selected world leaders in the second half of the twentieth century, including Indira Gandhi, Margaret Thatcher, Mikhail Gorbachev, and Deng Xiaoping.
GOVT.11 The student will demonstrate knowledge of civil liberties and civil rights by
a) examining the Bill of Rights, with emphasis on First Amendment freedoms;
b) analyzing due process of law expressed in the 5th and 14th Amendments;
c) explaining selective incorporation of the Bill of Rights;
d) exploring the balance between individual liberties and the public interest;
e) explaining every citizen’s right to be treated equally under the law.
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