HIS 1120: American History II


Explores the social, political, and economic history of the United States from the advent of the Gilded Age to the early 21st century.


  1. Describe the impact of industrial expansion on the evolution of big business in the United States.
  2. Identify influences toward urban blight in19th-century America.
  3. Compare and contrast the turn-of-the-century values of Twain's Gilded Age and the Progressive Era.
  4. Summarize the impact of the Civil Rights Movement on America's societal infrastructure.
  5. Contrast varied perspectives concerning America's presence in the world.
  6. Explain the United States' role as a superpower during and after the world wars.
  7. Describe the modern challenges and opportunities concerning the United States around the globe.




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