Growing a Nation

National History Standards & Agriculture

Era 9: Postwar United States (1945 to early 1970s)

The economic boom and social transformation of postwar United States.

Standard 1A
The student understands the extent and impact of economic changes in the postwar period.
**NOTE: Bracketed [] phrases indicate matching 'Historical Thinking Standards.'

Grade Level Therefore, the student is able to
5-12 Explain the reasons for the sustained growth of the postwar consumer economy. [Analyze cause-and-effect relationships]

Standard 1C
The student understands how postwar science augmented the nation's economic strength, transformed daily life, and influenced the world economy.

Grade Level Therefore, the student is able to
9-12 Explore how the new relationship between science and government after World War II created a new system of scientific research and development. [Explain historical continuity and change]
5-12 Identify various pioneers in modern scientific research and explain how their work has changed contemporary society. [Assess the importance of the individual in history]
7-12 Describe agricultural innovation and consolidation in the postwar period and assess their impact on the world economy. [Analyze cause-and-effect relationships]

Domestic policies after World War II.

Standard 3B
The student understands the “New Frontier” and the “Great Society.”

Grade Level Therefore, the student is able to
7-12 Assess the effectiveness of the “Great Society” programs. [Evaluate major debates among historians]
7-12 Compare the so-called second environmental movement with the first at the beginning of the 20th century. [Compare and contrast different movements]