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  Grade Level:   11  
  EALR:   4. HISTORY The student understands and applies knowledge of historical thinking, chronology, eras, turning points, major ideas, individuals, and themes in local, Washington State, tribal, United States, and world history in order to evaluate how history shapes the present and future.  
  Component:   4.1 Understands historical chronology.  
  Grade Level Expectation:   4.1.2 Understands how the following themes and developments help to define eras in U.S. history:
  
  • Our foundations (1776—1791).
  • Industrialization and the emergence of the United States as a world power (1890—1918).
  • Reform, prosperity, and the Great Depression (1918—1939).
  • World War II, the Cold War, and international relations (1939—1991).
  • Movements and domestic issues (1945—1991).
  • Entering a new era (1991—present).
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    Examples
    -Explains how the ratification of the Bill of Rights defines the founding of the United States.
    -Explains how the Roosevelt Corollary helps to define the early 20th century as a time when the United States was emerging as a world power.
    -Explains how the 19th Amendment and the New Deal Policy define U.S. history following World War I as period of reform.
    -Explains how atomic weapons help to define the decades after World War II as the Cold War era.
    -Explains how the United Farm Workers, Civil Rights Movement, and Feminist Movement help to define U.S. history after World War II as a time of social movements.
    -Explains how the Oklahoma City bombing and 9/11 attacks have defined a new era in U.S. domestic and foreign policy.