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SS.7.C.4.3 - The U.S. & International Conflicts


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What You Need to Know:

Student Reading Review for SS.7.C.4.3

Describe examples of how the United States has dealt with international conflicts.


Benchmark Clarifications:

  • Students will identify specific examples of international conflicts in which the United States has been involved. Read more!
  • Students will identify the reasons for the United States becoming involved in past international conflicts. Read more!
  • Students will analyze primary source documents pertaining to international incidents to determine the course of action taken by the United States. Read more!
  • Students will identify the different methods used by the United States to deal with international conflicts. Read more!

Example One (Low Complexity)

During which conflict did the U.S. declare war on Japan?

A. Korean War

B. Vietnam War?

C. World War I

D. World War II


Example Two (Moderate Complexity)

A country with very strong economic ties to the United States is allowing human rights violations to take place. Based on U.S. foreign policy, which is an appropriate first response?

A. initiate a trade ban

B. initiate public protests

C. initiate diplomatic talks

D. initiate a military operation


Example Three (High Complexity)

The statement below was made by President Barack Obama on August 18, 2011.


What is the relationship between President Obama's statement and U.S. involvement in Syrian political affairs?

A. development of diplomatic alliances

B. support for the rule of law

C. economic development

D. conflict resolution


C.4.3 - Vocabulary

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FLDOE Civics Tutorials

courtesy of FL Department of Education

Discovery Education


  • The Cuban Missile Crisis (total length 1:15) from United States History: 1939-1969: World War II and the Cold War (recommended for classroom use)
  • The Korean War (total length 4:49) from the American Chronicles: Policing the Peace: 1948-1951 (recommended for classroom use)
  • The United States and World War I (total length 4:19, start at 1:25) from American History: From the Great War to the Great Depression
  • What is Terrorism (total length 3:39, only watch 2:10-3:15) from Naming the Nightmare: The Journey Back from 9/11: Terrorism (recommended for classroom use)
  • World War I (total length 3:44) from Social Studies Video Vocab: Primary: Volume 02 (recommended for classroom use)
  • World War II (total length 3:21) from Social Studies Video Vocab:  Primary: Volume 02 (recommended for classroom use)

Civics on Demand

Additional Resources

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Textbook Review


Chapter 22, Section 1 & 2 - p. 584-596

Chapter 23 - p. 608-624