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Decorative: American Progress by Gast

American Progress by John Gast, 1872.

US History II – 1878 to Present

U.S. History 2 covers U.S. history from 1878 through today. The students travel from post- Reconstruction America through the rapidly changing American landscape to the globalization experienced in the late 20th and early 21st centuries, introducing students to the major themes that defined America and the events that changed the world.

  • Affordable price — $65 per course enrollment — and students retain access to the content for life
  • A strong narrative that presents U.S. history as a compelling story with connections to the present day
  • Period overviews that contextualize specific events and outcomes within a big-picture historical framework
  • A common set of themes in U.S. history and civilization examined in each period: immigration, the role of women, social reform, and religion
  • Clear lesson introductions that identify important characters and events and the role they play in the overarching narrative of U.S. History
  • Original video presentations
  • Reading sections that provide core information and specific illustrations or applications
  • Formative assessments and assignments that reinforce knowledge application and acquisition
  • Summative assessments, with proctoring, mapped to learning objectives
  • Dynamic study tools, including, glossary, notes, and journal
  • A resource toolbox for each lesson to promote ongoing learning and exploration
  • Printable versions for each lesson to support study preferences, offline access, and accessibility needs
Abridged Table of Contents

  1. The Gilded Age: Perception vs. Reality in the American Experience
  2. The Progressive Era: The Great Fix
  3. America Grows Up: The Rise of Imperialism and World War I
  4. The Roaring 20’s
  5. The Great Depression
  6. World War II: The Rise of Dictators and the Emergence of Superpowers
  7. The Cold War: The MAD(Mutually Assured Destruction) Years
  8. The New American Century, Part 1: Growth and Domination
  9. The Civil Rights Movement
  10. The New American Century, Part 2: Success, Stumbles and Failures
  11. The New American Century, Part 3: America Rebounds
  12. America, Fist Among Equals: A New Millenium
  13. America, Fist Among Equals: A New World Order

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  • Implementation guides for different instructional models
  • Onboarding support for faculty and students
  • Online support tools for faculty and students
  • Exam proctoring, and other course administration

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