Students describe important events and trends of the late 20th century.
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Trace the computer and technological revolution of the 1980s and 1990s (e.g., World Wide Web, e-mail, the Internet, and cell phone).
Identify recent scientific and medical advances (e.g., Human Genome Project), and explain how medical advances and improved living standards have brought significant increases in life expectancy.
Explain the roots and ultimate success of the antiapartheid movement (boycotts, arrests, and organizing among African Americans and others).
Explain the revitalization of the conservative movement during Reagan’s tenure as president, including the creation of the Moral Majority and the rise of Evangelical Protestants.
Describe the major issues in the immigration debate, such as the rising numbers of Asians and Hispanics; the impact of legal and illegal immigrants on the U.S. economy; and the delivery of social services, including bilingual education and ESL programs, to non-English speaking groups.