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US History
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Who needs the past? It’s easy to forget history’s relevance in our fast-paced era. But whether we acknowledge it or not, the events of yesteryear resonate deeply within our lives. It has shaped our thoughts and beliefs in fundamental ways, and comes back to haunt us every time we speak English, use technology, and much more. In this course, you’ll explore US history from the First Nations to the turn of the millennium. You’ll get wise reading original historical documents and answer probing questions about religious and political institutions, ideas, beliefs, and actions from a historical perspective. By the end of this class, you’ll be able to comprehend the significance and continuing impact of past events.

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SEMESTER 1
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Unit 01: America Before and After the Civil War
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  • Origins of American Democracy
  • The American Constitution
  • The Young United States
  • The Louisiana Purchase Era
  • The War of 1812
  • Domestic Politics
  • Growing Sectional Tensions
  • The American Civil War Begins
  • Union Versus Confederacy
  • The New South
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Unit 02: The American Nation
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  • Immigration and Industrialization
  • Urban America
  • Integration, Urban Politics, and the Gilded Age
  • Big Business
  • American Innovations
  • Social Darwinism, the Social Gospel, and Populism
  • The Progressive Era
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Unit 03: American Beliefs and Values
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  • American Religious Episodes
  • Faith in Action
  • Multicultural West Coast
  • Religious Pluralism
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Unit 04: America on the Global Stage
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  • The Open Door Policy and the Boxer Rebellion
  • The Spanish-American War
  • The Panama Canal and the Roosevelt Corollary
  • American Dollar Diplomacy
  • American Moral Diplomacy
  • A Great War Begins
  • America Enters the Great War
  • Peace and Power in 1919
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Unit 05: American Prosperity and Popular Culture
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  • Entering the 1920s
  • American Consumerism
  • Racism and the First Red Scare
  • Crime and Corruption
  • Sisterhood and Suffrage
  • American Culture in the 1920s
  • Media and the Motion Picture
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SEMESTER 2
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Unit 6: Crash Recovery
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  • The Great Depression
  • The New Deal Decade
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Unit 7: America and World War 2
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  • World War Once More
  • War and Peace
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Unit 8: America the Superpower
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  • Origins of the Cold War
  • Post-World War Two American Society
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Unit 9: Turbulent Times
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  • Entering the 1960's
  • Decade of Turmoil
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Unit 10: Progress and Challenges
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  • Rising for Rights
  • National Harships
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Unit 11: American Millenium
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  • As the World Turned
  • Twentieth Century Twilight
  • USA 2.0