C-ID Descriptor
United States History from 1865

  • Final
  • History
  • United States History from 1865
  • 3.0
  • Historical survey of the United States from the end of the Civil War to the present.

  • 140
  • None

    1. Reconstruction.
    2. Expansion, immigration, industrialization, and urbanization.
    3. Reform: Populism, Progressivism and others.
    4. Imperialist expansion and emergence of the United States as a world power.
    5. World War I
    6. 1920s
    7. The Great Depression and the New Deal
    8. World War II
    9. The Cold War
    10. Civil Rights Movement
    11. Vietnam War era
    12. The Conservative Turn
    13. Globalization
    14. Twenty first century and global change

  • At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:

    1. Demonstrate the ability to interpret primary and secondary sources and to compose an argument which uses them, as appropriate, for support.
    2. Demonstrate an understanding of U.S. History through multiple analytical categories such as race, class, gender and ethnicity.
    3. Demonstrate an understanding of America’s growth in a global context.
    4. Explain the major economic, technological and scientific developments and their historical significance.
    5. Analyze major political trends, attitudes, conflicts and events—including both mainstream and reform efforts—and explain their historical significance.
    6. Explain the major social and cultural developments, their causes and effects, and their historical significance.
    7. Analyze the relevancy of history in today’s world.

  • Will include:

    1. Written essays and/or research projects.
    2. Essay exams.

     Can also include:

    1. Classroom discussions that include primary and secondary sources.
    2. Objective exams.
    3. Classroom projects and presentations.

  • Berkin, Making America
    Boydston, Making a Nation
    Brinkley, The Unfinished Nation
    Carnes, The American Nation
    Davidson, Nation Of Nation
    Divine. America Past and Present
    Faragher. Out of Many: A History of the American People
    Foner. Give Me Liberty!
    Gillon, The American Experiment
    Goldfield. The American Journey
    Jones. Created Equal
    Kennedy, The American Pageant
    Maier. Inventing America
    Martin. America and Its Peoples
    Murrin. Liberty, Equality, Power
    Nash. The American People
    Norton,  A People and a Nation
    Roark. The American Promise
    Tindall. America: A Narrative History
    Zinn. A People’s History of the United States

  • March 29, 2011