• The course covers the late 19th century through the early 21st century. Examines the political, economic, social and cultural development of the United States from the end of the Reconstruction era to present times. Traces the change in the ethnic composition of American society; the movement toward equal rights for racial minorities and women; and the role of the United States as a major world power. An emphasis is placed on the expanding role of the federal government and federal courts as well as the continuing tension between the individual and the state. Students develop an understanding of the cause-and-effect relationship between past and present events, recognize patterns of interactions, and understand the impact of events on the United States in an interconnected world. Additional research, reading and writing assignments required for honors level.

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