College Prep U.S History II
At the beginning of the early 20th century, the United States was still recovering from the Civil War. Americans were competing internationally for the next imperial economic opportunity, the expansion of capitalism, and most importantly the aspect of Freedom. How did we get here? What has history taught us about our past? Is the United States in fact, the greatest country in the world? Why do periods of great success often lead to periods of great fragmentation? More importantly, what is history? Welcome to CP U.S History II where we will analyze these broad questions together to define how we as a society function and benefit from our past.
This course covers the history of the United States and its global affects from 1910-Present. This course will introduce students to cultural, economic, political, and social developments that played a fundamental role in shaping the world in which they live. Without this knowledge, we would lack the context for understanding the development of contemporary institutions, the role of continuity and change in present-day society and politics, and the evolution of current forms of artistic expression and intellectual discourse. In addition to providing a basic narrative of events and movements, the transfer goals of the United States History Program are to develop (a) an understanding for the principal themes in modern World History, (b) an ability to analyze historical evidence and historical interpretation, and (c) an ability to express historical understanding in writing.