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History 104: U.S. History II
28 hours (6 weeks).
December 2013 - April 2022.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: outline the cause of Reconstruction, the additions of the 13-15th amendment, conflicts with Native Americans and the spread of Urbanization and Industrialization throughout the 19th and 20th century; compare and contrast how the government worked to improve daily life at work, for African-Americans, the suffragette movement, and how American imperialism spread throughout the world in the late 19th and early 20th century; break down life and culture in the 20's, how it led to the Wall Street crash of 1929, the resulting Great Depression and how America emerged; identify the causes and major events of World War II, and the event of the Atom Bomb; examine Europe, Asia, the Soviet Union and America after the war; take a look at American post-war politics, life and culture; investigate the Cold, Korean and Vietnam War, McCarthyism, the Space Race, and the presidencies of Dwight D. Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy; analyze President Johnson, the civil rights movement, hippies, student activism, and the feminist movement; appraise the presidencies of Nixon, Ford, and Carter and events in the Middle East, Roe versus Wade and the Watergate scandal; illustrate the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and George Bush Sr. and the events that occurred during their presidencies; and assess the U.S since 1992 including the presidencies of William Jefferson Clinton, George Bush, and Barack Obama.
Major topics include Reconstruction and the Gilded Age (1865-1877); Industrialization and Urbanization (1870-1900); the Progressive Era (1900-1917); American Imperialism (1890-1919); the Roaring 20s (1920-1929); the Great Depression (1929-1940); World War II in America (1941-1945); Post-War World (1946-1959); the Cold War (1950-1973); protests, activism and civil disobedience (1954-1973); the 1970s (1969-1979); the rise of political conservatism (1980-1992); and contemporary America (1992-2013).
In the lower division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in History (12/16).