hst175 | undergraduate
The American Experience Since 1945
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Postwar Society and Culture: 1945–1960
- Identify the relationship between the military events and outcomes of the Korean War.
- Evaluate popular culture and consumerism during the Eisenhower years.
- Explain American Cold War policies and practices in the late 1940s and 1950s.
Upheaval and Change: 1960–1970 Part One
- Describe the objectives and effects of Kennedy’s domestic and international policies.
- Analyze the successes and failures of Johnson’s Great Society program.
- Identify events and individuals in the Civil Rights movement and the contributions of those involved.
Upheaval and Change: 1960-1970 Part Two
- Identify the relationship between the military events and outcomes of the Vietnam War.
- Outline major social movements and trends of the late 1960s and 1970s.
Crisis of Confidence: 1968-1980
- Compare Nixon’s détente policies to previous Cold War strategies.
- Describe the Watergate scandal and the fall of Nixon.
- Describe the post-Watergate presidencies of Ford and Carter.
The Reagan Revolution: 1980-1992
- Describe the major components of the “New Right.”
- Analyze the interaction between Reagan’s economic policies and the economy.
- Summarize the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe and the end of the Cold War.
- Describe social movements and trends of the 1980s.
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