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HIS 142 - History of the United States II [SUN# 1132]

3 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 0 lab periods

Survey of the major developments in American history from era of Reconstruction to the present. Includes the era of Reconstruction, the emergence of modern America, the Early 20th Century, and America as a world power. Also includes the social, intellectual, and political aspects of contemporary American life.

Gen-Ed: Meets AGEC - HUM or SBS and C, G; Meets CTE - A&H or SBS and C, G.

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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Discuss the American society from the Era of Reconstruction to the emergence of modern America.
  2. Discuss the social and political movements of the 20th century.
  3. Explore the concept of America as a world power.

  1. The Era of Reconstruction
    1. The nation at the end of the Civil War
    2. Presidential reconstruction
    3. Congressional reconstruction
    4. The South reacts
    5. The New South to 1900
  2. The Emergence of Modern America
    1. The West, 1865-1900
      1. Railroads and farms
      2. Native Americans
    2. A New Economy
      1. Immigration
      2. Urbanization
      3. Industrialization
      4. Unionization
  3. The Early 20th Century
    1. The Progressive Era
    2. Prohibition
    3. Women in American life
    4. The Roarin’ Twenties
      1. Technological changes
      2. The Ku Klux Klan
    5. The Great Depression
      1. The New Deal
      2. Social Security
  4. America as a World Power
    1. The Great War
    2. Era between the wars
    3. The Second World War: from isolation to global war
    4. New Frontiers: Politics and change to the 1960’s
    5. Rebellion and reaction in the 1960’s and 1970’s
    6. Republican conservatism
    7. The New Millennium: Middle East unrest and cultural politics

Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2017-18

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