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THE UNITED STATES SINCE 1877
This course is the continuation of American History from the late nineteenth century to the present. After a brief review of the Constitution and Civil War, students will concentrate on the second American Industrial Revolution. the Gilded Age, and the turn of the twentieth century. Students will also study the political, social, and economic impact and consequences of domestic and foreign policies of the United States regarding the Progressive Era, the two world wars, the Cold War, the Civil Rights Movement, the loss of credibility and confidence of the American presidency in the 1970s, the rise and impact of the Reagan Conservative Movement, the Persian Gulf War, the Clinton presidency, and the attacks of September 11, 2001, and the war against terrorism in Afghanistan and Iraq. Students will also examine the political, economic and social impacts of scientific and technological advancements, globalization and global interdependence, and recent events and trends that have shaped modern-day America.