Contemporary America: Vocabulary


US History (11th) Contemporary America Contemporary America: Vocabulary
Students engage with key vocabulary related to contemporary America.

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Key Vocabulary


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This experience engages students with key vocabulary related to contemporary America. The experience can be used as an introduction or a review at the end of the unit.

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In this unit you will learn about contemporary America, from the 1970s through today. In this experience, you will learn some of the vocabulary that will be used in the unit.


Which of the following words are you familiar with?

1) glasnost
2) perestroika
3) coalition
4) cultural diffusion
5) recession
6) demographics
7) Sun Belt
8) Rust Belt
9) Iran hostage crisis
10) Persian Gulf War
11) Reaganomics
12) 9/11
13) War on Terror
14) Patriot Act
15) impeachment
16) NAFTA
17) free trade
18) tariff
19) the Balkans
20) illegal immigration
21) entitlement
22) Social Security
23) Medicare
24) solvency
25) eminent domain

Which of the following words are you not familiar with?

1) glasnost
2) perestroika
3) coalition
4) cultural diffusion
5) recession
6) demographics
7) Sun Belt
8) Rust Belt
9) Iran hostage crisis
10) Persian Gulf War
11) Reaganomics
12) 9/11
13) War on Terror
14) Patriot Act
15) impeachment
16) NAFTA
17) free trade
18) tariff
19) the Balkans
20) illegal immigration
21) entitlement
22) Social Security
23) Medicare
24) solvency
25) eminent domain

These two polls provide a general picture of the students’ familiarity with the vocabulary words. If necessary, discuss unfamiliar words with the class.


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