History of The US Since 1877

HST 223

YC Academy’s History of the US Since 1877 provides a comprehensive presentation of the significant social, political, and economic developments from 1877 to the present. The course is designed to engage students in understanding how shifts in culture, private initiative, public policy, and technology have shaped American history.

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Course Outline

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Outcomes/Objectives

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Module #1

The Gilded Age

  • Second Industrial Revolution
  • Rise of Cities
  • Rise of Immigration: European
  • Rise of Immigration: Asian
  • Labor and Domestic Tensions
  • Transformation of the West
  • Agrarian and Populist Movements

Module #3

World War I: The Roaring 1920s

  • Woodrow Wilson
  • America’s Entry and Participation in World War I
  • A Post War World
  • Technological Change
  • The Roaring 1920s
  • Black America and Cultural Changes

Module #5

The New Deal

  • The New Deal
  • The Culture of the 1930s
  • Minorities and the New Deal
  • Limits of the New Deal Era
  • The Legacy of the New Deal and Welfare State

Module #7

The Cold War

  • A War of Ideology
  • Harry Truman
  • New Policies and a New International System
  • The Korean War
  • The United States in Latin America and Africa

Module #9

A Decade of Change

  • John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson
  • The Civil Rights Movement
  • The Counterculture
  • The Vietnam Police Action

Module #11

A New Era

  • Bill Clinton: A New Camelot?
  • The 1990s Culture
  • The Continued Struggle for Minorities
  • New Globalization
  • 9/11 and a New Age

Module #2

Progressives and Imperialists

  • Politics, Corruption, and Reform
  • Social Reforms
  • Spanish American War
  • Imperialism
  • Theodore Roosevelt
  • Women’s Suffrage
  • African Americans in the Progressivism Era

Module #4

The Great Depression

  • The Great Depression
  • Herbert Hoover
  • The Dust Bowl
  • Hoover vs. FDR

Module #6

World War II

  • The Start of World War II
  • The War in Europe
  • The War in the Pacific
  • The Holocaust
  • Women, Minorities, and Cultural Change

Module #8

Post War Optimism

  • A New Abundance
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Start of the Civil Rights Movem

Module #10

A Turn Toward Conservativism

  • Richard Nixon
  • Rise of the Christian-Right
  • Jimmy Carter
  • Ronald Reagan
  • George H. W. Bush
  • The End of the Cold War

Module #12

The Post 9/11 World

  • George W. Bush
  • The Great Recession
  • Barack Obama
  • Hope and Change?
  • New Populism

Identify key historical developments from 1877 to the present.

Bloom’s level 1

Analyze social, political, economic, intellectual, and cultural shifts in American society.

Bloom’s level 4

Compare and contrast concurrent and asynchronous historical events.

Bloom’s level 4

Evaluate causal relationships between key themes, characters, and events.

Bloom’s level 6

Advance historiography through analytical emphasis of primary and secondary sources.

Bloom’s level 4

Course Outline

Click the + icon in each module to see its contents.

Module #1

The Gilded Age

  • Second Industrial Revolution
  • Rise of Cities
  • Rise of Immigration: European
  • Rise of Immigration: Asian
  • Labor and Domestic Tensions
  • Transformation of the West
  • Agrarian and Populist Movements

Module #3

World War I: The Roaring 1920s

  • Woodrow Wilson
  • America’s Entry and Participation in World War I
  • A Post War World
  • Technological Change
  • The Roaring 1920s
  • Black America and Cultural Changes

Module #5

The New Deal

  • The New Deal
  • The Culture of the 1930s
  • Minorities and the New Deal
  • Limits of the New Deal Era
  • The Legacy of the New Deal and Welfare State

Module #7

The Cold War

  • A War of Ideology
  • Harry Truman
  • New Policies and a New International System
  • The Korean War
  • The United States in Latin America and Africa

Module #9

A Decade of Change

  • John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson
  • The Civil Rights Movement
  • The Counterculture
  • The Vietnam Police Action

Module #11

A New Era

  • Bill Clinton: A New Camelot?
  • The 1990s Culture
  • The Continued Struggle for Minorities
  • New Globalization
  • 9/11 and a New Age

Module #2

Progressives and Imperialists

  • Politics, Corruption, and Reform
  • Social Reforms
  • Spanish American War
  • Imperialism
  • Theodore Roosevelt
  • Women’s Suffrage
  • African Americans in the Progressivism Era

Module #4

The Great Depression

  • The Great Depression
  • Herbert Hoover
  • The Dust Bowl
  • Hoover vs. FDR

Module #6

World War II

  • The Start of World War II
  • The War in Europe
  • The War in the Pacific
  • The Holocaust
  • Women, Minorities, and Cultural Change

Module #8

Post War Optimism

  • A New Abundance
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Start of the Civil Rights Movem

Module #10

A Turn Toward Conservativism

  • Richard Nixon
  • Rise of the Christian-Right
  • Jimmy Carter
  • Ronald Reagan
  • George H. W. Bush
  • The End of the Cold War

Module #12

The Post 9/11 World

  • George W. Bush
  • The Great Recession
  • Barack Obama
  • Hope and Change?
  • New Populism

Outcomes/Objectives

Click on each tab to view its contents.

Identify key historical developments from 1877 to the present.

Bloom’s level 1

Analyze social, political, economic, intellectual, and cultural shifts in American society.

Bloom’s level 4

Compare and contrast concurrent and asynchronous historical events.

Bloom’s level 4

Evaluate causal relationships between key themes, characters, and events.

Bloom’s level 6

Advance historiography through analytical emphasis of primary and secondary sources.

Bloom’s level 4

Outcomes/Objectives

Click on each tab to view its contents.

Identify key historical developments from 1877 to the present.

Bloom’s level 1

Analyze social, political, economic, intellectual, and cultural shifts in American society.

Bloom’s level 4

Compare and contrast concurrent and asynchronous historical events.

Bloom’s level 4

Evaluate causal relationships between key themes, characters, and events.

Bloom’s level 6

Advance historiography through analytical emphasis of primary and secondary sources.

Bloom’s level 4

Course Outline

Click the + icon in each module to see its contents.

Module #1

The Gilded Age

  • Second Industrial Revolution
  • Rise of Cities
  • Rise of Immigration: European
  • Rise of Immigration: Asian
  • Labor and Domestic Tensions
  • Transformation of the West
  • Agrarian and Populist Movements

Module #2

Progressives and Imperialists

  • Politics, Corruption, and Reform
  • Social Reforms
  • Spanish American War
  • Imperialism
  • Theodore Roosevelt
  • Women’s Suffrage
  • African Americans in the Progressivism Era

Module #3

World War I: The Roaring 1920s

  • Woodrow Wilson
  • America’s Entry and Participation in World War I
  • A Post War World
  • Technological Change
  • The Roaring 1920s
  • Black America and Cultural Changes

Module #4

The Great Depression

  • The Great Depression
  • Herbert Hoover
  • The Dust Bowl
  • Hoover vs. FDR

Module #5

The New Deal

  • The New Deal
  • The Culture of the 1930s
  • Minorities and the New Deal
  • Limits of the New Deal Era
  • The Legacy of the New Deal and Welfare State

Module #6

World War II

  • The Start of World War II
  • The War in Europe
  • The War in the Pacific
  • The Holocaust
  • Women, Minorities, and Cultural Change

Module #7

The Cold War

  • A War of Ideology
  • Harry Truman
  • New Policies and a New International System
  • The Korean War
  • The United States in Latin America and Africa

Module #8

Post War Optimism

  • A New Abundance
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Start of the Civil Rights Movem

Module #9

A Decade of Change

  • John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson
  • The Civil Rights Movement
  • The Counterculture
  • The Vietnam Police Action

Module #10

A Turn Toward Conservativism

  • Richard Nixon
  • Rise of the Christian-Right
  • Jimmy Carter
  • Ronald Reagan
  • George H. W. Bush
  • The End of the Cold War

Module #11

A New Era

  • Bill Clinton: A New Camelot?
  • The 1990s Culture
  • The Continued Struggle for Minorities
  • New Globalization
  • 9/11 and a New Age

Module #12

The Post 9/11 World

  • George W. Bush
  • The Great Recession
  • Barack Obama
  • Hope and Change?
  • New Populism

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