his120ca | undergraduate
U.S. History 1865 To 1945
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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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