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US History on TASC

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US History

The TASC will emphasize an understanding of the following three periods of US History:


  • The Civil War and Reconstruction (1850-1877)

  • The Great Depression and World War II (1929-1945)

  • Post-War United States (1945-1970s) 



High Emphasis


U.S. History: Post-War United States (1945-1970s) 

  • The economic boom and social transformation of postwar United States. 
  • How the Cold War and conflicts in Korea and Vietnam influenced domestic and international politics. 
  • Domestic policies after World War II. 
  • The struggle for racial and gender equality and for the extension of civil liberties. 


U.S. History: The Great Depression and World War II (1929-1945). 

  • The causes of the Great Depression and how it affected American society. 
  • How the New Deal addressed the Great Depression, transformed American federalism, and initiated the welfare state. 
  • The causes and course of World War II, the character of the war at home and abroad, and its reshaping of the U.S. role in world affairs. 


U.S. History: Civil War and Reconstruction (1850-1877) 

  • The causes of the Civil War. 
  • The course and character of the Civil War and its effects on the American people. 
  • Various reconstruction plans succeeded or failed. 


Medium Emphasis


U.S. History: The Development of the Industrial United States (1870-1900) 

  • How the rise of corporations, heavy industry, and mechanized farming transformed the American people. 
  • Massive immigration after 1870 and how new social patterns, conflicts, and ideas of national unity developed amid growing cultural diversity. 
  • The rise of the American labor movement and how political issues reflected social and economic changes. 
  • Federal Indian policy and United States foreign policy after the Civil War.


Low Emphasis


  • U.S. History: Revolution and the New Nation (1754-1820s). 
  • U.S. History: Expansion and Reform (1801-1861). 
  • U.S. History: The Emergence of Modern America (1890-1930). 
  • U.S. History: Contemporary United States (1968 to the present). 



From tasctest.com:


  • The TASC test emphasizes the targets for social studies that appear most frequently on state standards for the specified domains, as indicated by the categories in the below “High Emphasis” category. 


  • Concepts in the “Medium Emphasis” items will be fully assessed within the TASC test as well, though there will be fewer questions aligned to these standards. 


  • The “Low Emphasis” category will have no more than one or two items on any given test.  











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