HST 112: United States History II
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.
You will have access to your course for 4 months (120 days) from the time of purchase.