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HST 112: United States History II

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Course Description

This course examines United States history from 1865 to today. During this time, the American people experienced an end of isolation as their country became a major player on the world stage.  We start with an exploration of America’s recovery from the Civil War, expansion into the west, and urban growth. Next we focus on the pivotal decades of the new century that saw much racial discord, urbanization, new technologies, a world at war, and women’s suffrage. From there we look at the United States involvement in World War I, how it endured the Great Depression, and how it became a superpower after World War II.   We will review the period of optimism from the end of World War II until the Watergate scandal, a time when minorities began to realize their civil rights, the nation prospered, and social reform promised a better future, all tempered by wars in Korea and Vietnam and the Cold War with the Soviet Union. We conclude our discussion of America as a superpower that outlasted the Soviet Union, dealt with terrorism, and continued to try to find its place in the world as it entered a new millennium.

 

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  • Recall the key events surrounding southern reconstruction after the Civil War, expansion into the west and its impact on Native Americans, and the growth of urban centers as the United States became a more industrialized society
  • Recognize how new technologies, the changing role of women in society, racial discord, and the countries growing involvement in world events changed the nature of the country
  • Identify how the country experienced the excesses of the 1920’s, the stock market crash and subsequent Great Depression of the 1930’s, and World War II in the 1940’s
  • Name the significant events that led to the country’s rise as a superpower, how the Cold War and Civil Rights Movement dominated the national agenda, and how social reforms were intended to improve the quality of life for all
  • Identify how the United States overcame the Cold War, civil unrest, economic uncertainty, and threats from domestic and foreign interests as the country entered the 21st Century
Access Timeframe
You will have access to your course for 4 months (120 days) from the time of purchase.
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Certificate of Completion
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Additional Details
Students are awarded course credits upon successful completion of a course.

Course Outline

Module Subtopics:

  • Central Issues of Reconstruction
  • Black Codes and the African American Experience
  • Civil War Amendments
  • Northern Disillusionment
  • Southern Agriculture and Industrialization
  • Conquest of the West
  • Isolation of the Plains Indians
  • Manifest Destiny and the Concentration Policy
  • The War on Native Americans and Assimilation
Module Learning Objectives:
  • Recognize the central issues of Reconstruction
  • Identify how the black codes impacted African American life in the post-war South
  • Define the Civil War amendments
  • List examples of Northern disillusionment after the Civil War, and the post-war impact on agriculture and industry
  • Recall how the plains Indians were isolated, the war on native peoples evolved, and the conquest of the West
  • Name the national policies surrounding Manifest Destiny
Assignments:
  1. Read the Introduction to United States History II
  2. Read Chapter 1 Parts 1, 1.2, 1.3 PDF
  3. Watch the Videos
  4. Review the Webliography (Web Links)
  5. Take the Exam
Learning Outcomes:
  • 1

Module Subtopics:

  • Gilded Age Politics
  • Hayes, Garfield, Arthur, and Cleveland Presidencies
  • Interstate Commerce Act
  • Antitrust and the Harrison Presidency
  • The American Industrial Revolution
  • Titans of Industry: Rockefeller, Gould, Carnegie, and Morgan
  • The Changing Nature of Work
  • Rise of Organized Labor
  • Immigration and Ellis Island
  • Changing Shape of the City
  • Grangers and the Roots of Populism
  • The Crisis of 1893
Module Learning Objectives:
  • Recognize events during the gilded age
  • Differentiate between the Hayes, Garfield, Arthur, and Cleveland Presidencies
  • Define the Interstate Commerce and Antitrust Acts
  • List key events and people during the Industrial Revolution
  • Recall how work changed during this time, the rise of organized labor, and the impact immigration had on both
  • Identify how urban centers changed during this time
  • Recall the rise of populism and the crisis of 1893
Assignments:
  1. Read Chapter 1 Parts 4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7
  2. Practice the Learning Activities
  3. Watch the Videos
  4. Review the Webliography (Web Links)
  5. Take the Exam
Learning Outcomes:
  • 1

Module Subtopics:

  • Idea of Imperialism
  • Alaska, Hawaii, and Cuba
  • Spanish American War
  • Progressives and Social Justice
  • 16th, 17th, and 18th Amendments
  • Changing Role of Women
  • Women’s Suffrage
  • Racial Violence
  • Birth of the Computer
  • Flight and the Automobile
Module Learning Objectives:
  • Recognize how America became an imperial country after events in Alaska, Hawaii, and Cuba
  • Identify the events of the Spanish American Wat
  • Define progressiveness and social justice
  • Differentiate between the 16th, 17th, and 18th Amendments to the Constitution
  • List the changing roles of women in society, and how they earned the right to vote
  • Name some episodes of radical violence during this time
  • Recall key technologies of the time, like the birth of the computer, flight, and the automobile
Assignments:
  1. Read Chapter 2 Parts 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4
  2. Watch the Videos
  3. Review the Webliography (Web Links)
  4. Take the Exam
Learning Outcomes:
  • 2

Module Subtopics:

  • Teddy Roosevelt
  • President Taft and the Election of 1912
  • Woodrow Wilson’s New Freedom
  • Causes of World War I
  • Trench Warfare
  • The Home Front
  • Women, African Americans, and War
  • The American Soldier
  • End of the Great War
  • Wilson’s Postwar Vision
  • Spanish Flu and Race Riot
  • The Rise of Communism
Module Learning Objectives:
  • Recognize the role Teddy Roosevelt made in history
  • Identify events during the Taft and Wilson adminstration
  • Define the causes for World War I, how the war was fought, how it impacted different peoples, and how it ended
  • List the key parts of Wilson’s post-war vision
  • Recall how the Spanish Flu and Race Riots impacted the country
  • Pick the events that led to the rise of Communism in the world
Assignments:
  1. Read Chapter 2 Parts 5, 2.6, 2.7
  2. Practice the Learning Activities
  3. Watch the Videos
  4. Review the Webliography (Web Links)
  5. Take the Exam
Learning Outcomes:
  • 2

Module Subtopics:

  • The Harding and Coolidge Presidencies
  • Economics of the 1920s
  • The Consumer Culture
  • The Jazz Age
  • Rise of Relativism and Fundamentalism
  • The Great Migration
  • The Harlem Renaissance
  • The Crash of 1929
  • Causes of the Great Depression
  • Hoover and the Depression
  • Franklin Roosevelt and the New Deal
  • The Agricultural Adjustment and National Industrial Recovery Acts
  • Tennessee Valley Authority and Welfare Reform
Module Learning Objectives:
  • Differentiate between the Harding and Coolidge presidencies
  • Recognize the impact the economy had on people in the 1920’s and 1930’s
  • Identify how consumer culture grew and the elements of the Jazz Age
  • Define relativism, fundamentalism, the great migration, and the Harlem renaissance
  • List causes and events leading up to the great depression
  • Name the laws and policies implemented during Roosevelt’s New Deal
Assignments:
  1. Read Chapter 3 Parts 1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
  2. Watch the Videos
  3. Review the Webliography (Web Links)
  4. Take the Exam
Learning Outcomes:
  • 3

Module Subtopics:

  • Rise of the Automobile Culture
  • Tourism and Movie Palaces
  • Second New Deal
  • The Wagner Act, Social Security Act, and Supreme Court Battle
  • Roosevelt Recession
  • Rise of Dictators and Fascism
  • New World Leaders on the Road to War
  • The Attack on Pearl Harbor
  • America Goes to War
  • Mobilization at Home
  • War’s impact on African Americans and the American Family
  • War in Europe and the Holocaust
  • War in the Pacific and the Atomic Bomb
Module Learning Objectives:
  • Recognize how the automobile, tourism, and movies impacted culture
  • Identify the second new deal, the laws that supported it, and the Roosevelt recession
  • Define how dictators and fascism rose in the world and how it lead to war
  • List events leading up to the attack at Pearl Harbor and America’s involvement in World War II
  • Name the impact war had on the people back home
  • Recall events during the war in Europe and in the Pacific
Assignments:
  1. Read Chapter 3 Parts 5, 3.6, 3.7
  2. Practice the Learning Activities
  3. Watch the Videos
  4. Review the Webliography (Web Links)
  5. Take the Exam
Learning Outcomes:
  • 3

Module Subtopics:

  • Origins of the Cold War and the Truman Doctrine
  • Korean War
  • Eisenhower Presidency
  • McCarthyism and Cold War Blame
  • Beginnings of American Involvement in Vietnam
  • The Affluent Society
  • The Baby Boom
  • Nuclear Fear and the Cold War at Home
  • The Feminist Movement
  • Civil Rights Movement
  • Plessy Ferguson and Brown v. Board of Education
  • Rosa Parks’ Ride, Martin Luther King, and the Sit- Ins
Module Learning Objectives:
  • Recognize the origins of the Cold War and Truman Doctrine
  • Identify events during the Eisenhower presidency and Korean War
  • Define how McCarthyism impacted the Cold War
  • List how the S. became involved in Vietnam
  • Define the Affluent Society, Baby Boom, and Nuclear Fear
  • Name events during the feminist and civil rights movements
  • Recall significant people, events, and court cases during the civil rights movement
Assignments:
  1. Read Chapter 4 Parts 1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4
  2. Watch the Videos
  3. Review the Webliography (Web Links)
  4. Take the Exam
Learning Outcomes:
  • 4

Module Subtopics:

  • Kennedy’s Presidency
  • Birth of the Space Age
  • The Peace Corps
  • Cuban Missile Crisis
  • The Berlin Wall
  • Kennedy’s Assassination and the End of Camelot
  • President Johnson’s Great Society
  • War on Poverty, Medicare, and Medicaid
  • The Civil Rights Act
  • Women’s Liberation
  • Black Political Power
  • The Vietnam War
  • Counterculture Revolution
  • Nixon and Vietnamization
  • Fall of Saigon and the Vietnam Legacy
Module Learning Objectives:
  • Differentiate between the Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon administrations
  • Recognize how the space age started and developed
  • Identify how the Peace Corps was founded
  • Define the Cuban Missile Crisis
  • List events surrounding the war on poverty and the Great Society
  • Recall the impact the Civil Rights Movement had on women, African Americans, and the counter-culture
  • Recall how the war in Vietnam evolved throughout the 1960's
Assignments:
  1. Read Chapter 4 Parts 5, 4.6, 4.7
  2. Practice the Learning Activities
  3. Watch the Videos
  4. Review the Webliography (Web Links)
  5. Take the Exam
Learning Outcomes:
  • 4

Module Subtopics:

  • The Nixon Presidency
  • The Energy Crisis
  • The Watergate Scandal
  • 1970s Television and the American Family
  • The Equal Rights Amendment Movement
  • The Bicentennial
  • The Iran Hostage Crisis
  • The Reagan Presidency
  • Reaganomics and the Reagan Recession
  • AIDS
  • Reagan, Evil Empire, and the Reagan Doctrine
  • Challenger Explosion
  • Iran-Contra Scandal
  • Glasnost and Perestroika
Module Learning Objectives:
  • Recognize how the Watergate Scandal impacted Nixon and the country
  • Identify why the energy crisis occurred
  • Define how television impacted society and the family
  • List events around the Bicentennial and Iran Hostage Crisis
  • Recall how the Reagan presidency and his policies impacted the S. and world
  • Differentiate between Glasnost and Perestroika
  • List events up to and after the Challenger Explosion
Assignments:
  1. Read Chapter 5 Parts 1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4
  2. Watch the Videos
  3. Review the Webliography (Web Links)
  4. Take the Exam
Learning Outcomes:
  • 5

Module Subtopics:

  • George W. Bush Presidency
  • Fall of the Soviet Union
  • Desert Storm
  • Clinton Presidency
  • Terrorism in the 90’s
  • Deficit Reduction and the Contract with America
  • Dot-Com Boom
  • Clinton Impeachment
  • Bush Gore 307
  • Attacks of September 11, 2001
  • War on Terrorism and the Bush Doctrine
  • The War in Iraq
  • Great Recession
  • Election of Barak Obama
  • Flat World Doctrine
Module Learning Objectives:
  • Differentiate between the George Bush, Clinton, George Bush, and Obama presidencies
  • Recognize how the Soviet Union fell
  • Identify events leading up to Desert Storm
  • Define how terrorism impacted the country and world
  • Recall how the dot-com boom developed and burst
  • List events leading up to and during the War in Iraq
  • Name how the Great Recession occurred
  • Recall the election of Barak Obama
  • Define flat world doctrine
Assignments:
  1. Read Chapter 5 Parts 5, 5.6, 5.7
  2. Practice the Learning Activities
  3. Watch the Videos
  4. Review the Webliography (Web Links)
  5. Take the Exam
Learning Outcomes:
  • 5

Module Subtopics:

  • Final Exam
  • Course Survey
  • Certificate of Completion
Module Learning Objectives:
  • N/A
Assignments:
  1. Take the Cumulative Practice Exam - Optional
  2. Review the Proctored Exam Information
  3. Create an Account with Proctor U
  4. Schedule an Exam Time Take the Proctored Final Exam
  5. Take the Cumulative Final Exam
  6. Submit the Course Survey
  7. Print Your Certificate of Completion
Learning Outcomes:
  • 1 2 3 4 5

Technical Requirements

Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

 

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

 

PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2007 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player

 

MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player

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