• Period 8 is worth 15% of the AP Exam. This period will be covered in approximately 21 class days.

    The College Board uses key concepts to denote the testable material for each period. The full, detailed version of these concepts are located here. Please take the time to know these concepts, as anything mentioned is fair game for the AP Exam.

    Key Concept 8.1– The United States responded to an uncertain and unstable postwar world by asserting and working to maintain a position of global leadership, with far-reading domestic and international consequences.

    Key Concept 8.2– New movements for civil rights and liberal efforts to expand the role of government generated a range of political and cultural responses.

    Key Concept 8.3– Postwar economic and demographic changes had far-reaching consequences for American society, politics, and culture

Period 8 Homework and Test Calendar

  • Period 8 Key Terms/IDs

    Key terms will be due at the conclusion of each period on the test date, unless otherwise specified. These terms will be worth 100 points per period, and will be an invaluable study tool as we get closer to the AP exam in May. Each term should include the information provided on Quizlet.

    READ ME: You have two options to receive the credit for key terms: 1. Create a notecard for each term using the definition on Quizlet and any additional relevant information from the book or 2. Create a Quizlet account, join my class by clicking here, and complete LEARN, FLASHCARD, and one other method of your choice by 8:20am on the due date. If not completed before 8:20am, no credit will be given.

    Chapter 24

    1. “Long Telegram”
    2. Containment
    3. Iron Curtain
    4. NATO
    5. Truman Doctrine
    6. Marshall Plan
    7. Berlin Airlift
    8. Warsaw Pact
    9. Second Red Scare
    10. McCarthyism
    11. Bay of Pigs Operation
    12. Cuban Missile Crisis


    Chapter 25

    1. Baby Boomers
    2. Taft-Hartley Act
    3. Fair Deal
    4. Military-industrial complex
    5. Korean War
    6. Levittown
    7. Brown v. Board of Education
    8. Montgomery Bus Boycott
    9. Martin Luther King Jr.
    10. Malcolm X
    11. Little Rock Nine
    12. Sit-ins
    13. SNCC

    Chapter 26

    1. Domino theory
    2. Geneva Accords
    3. SEATO
    4. Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
    5. Ho Chi Minh Trail
    6. Tet Offensive
    7. My Lai Massacre
    8. Vietnamization
    9. Détente
    10. Ping Pong diplomacy
    11. Watergate

    Chapter 27

    1. Great Society
    2. Warren Court
    3. Freedom Rides
    4. Birmingham campaign
    5. March on Washington
    6. Freedom Summer
    7. Civil Rights Act of 1964
    8. Voting Rights Act of 1965
    9. New Left
    10. Black Power
    11. National Organization of Women (NOW)
    12. American Indian Movement
    13. Chicano Movement/Cesar Chavez

    Chapter 28

    1. SALT I
    2. MAD (mutually assured destruction)
    3. Camp David Accords
    4. Iranian Hostage Crisis
    5. Crisis of Confidence Speech
    6. ERA (Equal Rights Amendment)
    7. Roe v. Wade
    8. Stonewall Riots
    9. Religious Rights
    10. Iran-Contra Scandal
    11. Reaganomics
    12. Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty

Period 8 Helpful Links/Study Materials