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American History II

American History II

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American History II Syllabus

Course Description

This course covers a broad survey of American history from 1865 through the New Millennium.

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Analyze the conquest and exploitation of the West
  • Label significant American historical events on a timeline
  • Analyze the role of industrialization on late nineteenth and early twentieth century U.S. society
  • Examine the social, political, and economic changes in late nineteenth century United States
  • Examine the foreign policy of the T. Roosevelt presidency
  • Analyze the Age of Progressivism
  • Examine America's role in World War I
  • Evaluate the cultural challenges of the 1920s and 1930s
  • Investigate the United States' role in World War II and the beginnings of the Cold War
  • Examine post-World War II culture
  • Analyze the political, social, and economic issues of the 1970s
  • Examine the Reagan and G.H.W. Bush Administrations' role in American society
  • Analyze the domestic changes and international challenges faced by the United States after the fall of communism in Europe

Course Materials

American Stories Book Cover
Title: American Stories: A History of the United States, Volume 2
Edition: 3
Author: Brands, Breen, Williams, Gross
ISBN: 9780205960903