: Building on the foundations explored in American History I, this continuation of the study of American History is another essential piece of general education. American History II takes students through the major political, economic, social and cultural events that took place in the United States after Reconstruction, beginning in 1877, that shape the American landscape even today. Students will see how the United States government and people enveloped the concept of imperialism through Manifest Destiny as well as the global influence that would grow from this initial movement. Students will also develop and understanding of the events and policies that led to the emergence of the United States as a global superpower including the First and Second World Wars and the resulting Cold War as well as the other 3 wars that would inform American global strategy for years. Alongside this discussion, students will explore the major economic developments – the Industrial Revolution and the Great Depression, in particular – that contributed to the US global position as well. Finally, students will gain an understanding of how various social and political strides including civil rights, women’s rights and other influential cultural developments contributed to the American experience throughout the 20th and 21st Centuries.Instructor Description
: This class supported by an Educational Mentor. Our educational mentors have worked or are working in the subject they mentor. Educational Mentors reviews student work, student progress, and interacts with students as needed. They respond to any questions or concerns you might have, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed.
This course does not require any additional purchases of supplementary materials.