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US History 1877-Present

Brian McGaugh
Social Studies
2017-2018 School Year


Course Description

This course examines the history of the United States, starting from the Reconstruction Era following the Civil War, through the latter part of the 20th Century to today.

We will examine a number of key issues in American history: Reconstruction, industrialization, immigration, empire and the closing of the frontier, labor movements, World War I, the Great Depression, New Deal, World War II, Cold War politics, Civil Rights, Vietnam, Watergate, Iran Hostage Crisis, the Reagan Administration, Gulf War, the Clinton Administration, 9/11, and the War on Terror.