Term: 2 Semesters
Accomodated/Modified Available: Yes
U.S. History Since 1877 details the American story from Reconstruction to the present day. Beginning with western expansion, students will analyze the impact of events including the rise of cities and capitalism, the Alaska Purchase, and the Spanish-American War. Students will understand how technological advances including the assembly line and harnessing electricity, as well as the Progressive agenda of societal reform, influenced American prosperity. Students will consider America’s rise to a world power during World War I before probing events leading up to World War II, including the Great Depression. Students will examine the momentous war and its consequences, including the Cold War and the Korean War, and investigate later 20th-century events, including the Reagan era and the Persian Gulf War. The course concludes with a look at recent events, including the War on Terrorists.
CA, TX, OK