About The Course
This course covers the history of the United States from Reconstruction to the present time. It offers a survey of the emergence of modern America as an industrial and world power; the Progressive Era; WWI; the Great Depression and New Deal; WW II; and the Cold War era.
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
- Explain why Reconstruction set up all of American history from that point on.
- Explain how and why American society industrialized during the late 19th century.
- Explain the causes and consequences of urbanization.
- Explain why racial, ethnic, & gender divisions arose in American society from 1877 to the start of World War I.
- Explain how and why the federal government increased its authority and power in the years following World War I.
- Show when and why a mass national culture emerged.
- Explain how World War II fundamentally changed America.
- Show how the Cold War started and why it lasted so long.
- Explain why the Civil Rights movement occurred and how it reshaped American society.
- Show how and why the United States got involved in Vietnam and how that war shaped domestic events.
Satisfied High School Graduation Requirement Subject: Social Studies: United States History (GE)