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HST-1430 History of the United States since 1877


Credits 3
This course is a survey of American History from Reconstruction through the 1970s. The course examines the nation’s political development during that period. It also focuses on the social and economic impact on the nation of industrialization and urbanization. The course looks at the means by which various groups, who were excluded from the mainstream of American society, gained a foothold in the nation’s decision-making process. It examines the major reform movements from the Progressive Era to the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s. The course also traces America’s growth from a continental and regional power to super power status after World War II. It examines the impact of imperialism and American involvement in both World Wars on American foreign policy, and the development of the Cold War.
Course Outcomes
  1. Discuss the economic, political, and social transformations in American society from Reconstruction to 1900.
  2. Analyze how national reform movements expanded political, social, and economic opportunities in the United States from 1900 to 1950.
  3. Analyze the social, economic, and political changes experienced by the American people from 1945 to 1980.
  4. Analyze primary sources in their historical context.
  5. Identify basic historical arguments in secondary sources.
  6. Construct justifiable historical arguments based on evidence from primary and secondary sources.




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