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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

National Paralegal College | Evaluated Learning Experience

American History II: Westward Expansion to Post-Vietnam (HIS-102)


Varies; self-study format.

Various, distance learning format.
September 2010 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: describe the settlement of the West after The Civil War; explain the near destruction of Native American tribes; trace the growth of big business and the industrial age along with its implications for Americans of different backgrounds; cite reasons for relentless process of urbanization and the rise of the middle class; assess the root causes of demands for various reforms and popular movements; detail the dilemmas facing the United States in each world war and discuss United States involvement therein; understand the Great Depression and its effects on the institution of government in the United States; explicate the rise of segregation and the Civil Rights movement; and discuss the effects of the Vietnam War and its aftermath.


This course is a continuation of American History I, convening the period from Reconstruction through the end of the twentieth century. Students study the westward expansion, social movements that brought tremendous change to U.S. laws and government, and the causes and consequences of the most deadly wars of the last century. Major topics include: The Civil War; United States Industrial Age; Urbanization; Great Depression; Segregation; and The Vietnam War. Evaluation criteria include: required readings, essay assignments, class participation, and final exam.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in American History, History, Liberal Arts, or Social Sciences (1/13) (3/18 revalidation) (5/23 revalidation).