hst175 | undergraduate
The American Experience Since 1945
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American Society in the Cold War Era: 1945â 1960
- Identify how Cold War policies affected the American society.
- Explain American Cold War policies, practices, and events in the late 1940s and 1950s.
- Recognize popular culture and consumerism during the Eisenhower years.
Cultural Transformations of the Sixties: 1960â 1973
- Discuss the domestic and foreign policies during the Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon administrations.
- Identify events and individuals in the Civil Rights movement and the contributions of those involved.
- Explore major social movements and trends of the 1960s and early 1970s.
Economic, Political, and Social Adversity Challenges a Nation: 1973â 1980
- Describe Carterâs presidency and his approach to domestic and foreign policy issues.
- Outline the major social and cultural transformations during the 1970s decade.
- Identify how media culture reflected American society in the 1970s.
The Reagan Revolution: 1980â 1992
- Examine Ronald Reaganâs social, political, and economic views.
- Explain the role Reagan played in ending the Cold War, and discuss the legacy left for the United States, Russia, and the world.
- Examine the foreign policy actions, interventions, and militarization of the Reagan administration.
New Global Challenges and Opportunities: 1992 â Present
- Explain Clintonâs moderate domestic policies and his administrationâs policy on U.S. intervention around the world.
- Summarize the social, political, and economic opportunities and challenges of American society in the new millennium.
- Identify how the War on Terror transformed modern U.S. foreign policy under Bush and Obama.
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