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US History

CP & LEP Course Description

United States History is a survey of historical data, themes, concepts, personalities, and interpretations necessary to a basic understanding of our nation’s past from the Progressive Era (1890s) to contemporary times. While the course does provide a short review of our nation’s beginnings and its development in the nineteenth century, this course is essentially a study of twentieth-century America. Students acquire, explore, and question central ideas and interpretations in American history and develop more effective writing and thinking skills. Major historical periods and topics include:

  • The Progressive Era
  • World War I
  • The Jazz Age
  • The Great Depression
  • World War II
  • The Cold War
  • Hemispheric Relationships in the Postwar Era
  • Civil Rights Movement
  • Postwar American Society
  • The United States in Recent Times

This course fulfills the district and state U.S. History requirement, and the U.S. History requirement for the universities.