his120ca | undergraduate

U.S. History 1865 To 1945

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This course recounts the story of our country by looking at the experiences of the many diverse races and nationalities that, woven together, have created the United States of America. Students will learn to appreciate the contributions various peoples have made to the American culture. Emphasis will be placed on how both compromise and conflict have played major parts in American history.

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Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5

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    Reconstruction and the West

    • Compare the different Reconstruction plans of Lincoln and Grant against those of Congress.
    • Summarize the results of Reconstruction and the new problems that arose in the post-Reconstruction New South. 
    • Explain the impact of Western expansion upon Native Americans, Chinese Americans, Hispanic Americans, African Americans, and women.
    • Explain the commercial development of the West after the Civil War, focusing on railroads, miners, cattlemen, and farmers.

    Imperialism and the Great War

    • Summarize American involvement in international affairs in the late 19th century and how it played a larger role in global politics.
    • Describe the effects of the philosophy and ideas of Progressivism upon American society.
    • Assess the role of the United States’ foreign policy toward the outside world prior to World War I.
    • Outline the role of the United States in World War I.
    • Describe the reaction of the United States to the post-WWI world at home and abroad.

    Industrialism and the Agrarian Revolt

    • Explain how industrialization, urbanization, and immigration reshaped the United States in the decades following the Civil War.
    • Analyze the conflict between Corporations (Robber Barons) and Labor (Unions).
    • Describe the rise of the urban society at the turn of the century.
    • Explain the importance of the Agrarian Revolt in reshaping American politics at the end of the 19th century.

    The Jazz Age, Great Depression, and the New Deal

    • Explain the apparent disconnect between the technological high points and the cultural low points of the 1920s.
    • Describe the weaknesses of the American economy that contributed to the Great Depression.
    • Explain the economic and psychological effect of the Great Depression upon Americans, including various minority groups.
    • Explain the effects of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal on the United States.

    The Death of Isolationism

    • Explain how the outcomes of World War I are directly connected to the origins of World War II.
    • Summarize the national and international events leading up to America’s entry into World War II.
    • Describe the war’s effect on the American home front.
    • Assess how the outcome of World War II changed America’s role in the world.
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