U.S. History - SOC310
In this course, students will be immersed in American History from 1776 to 1945. From the American Revolution to World War II, they will be taken on an exciting journey as the United States grows from an infant nation into a world power. Learners will study the significance of the Enlightenment and its influence on the American Revolution, including the new structure and function of the U.S. government. Students will study the growing pains of expansion and the struggle to establish state rights and federal rights that led the nation into a Civil War. Lessons regarding this difficult time in U.S. history focus on the territorial growth of the United States before the Civil War; examine the expansion of the political system and social rights before the Civil War; and understand the significance of the Civil War Era to the United States. After the Civil War, students will study the Reconstruction era through the turn of the century, focusing on urbanization and industrialization, two forces that catapulted the United States into the 20th century by altering the lifestyle and landscape of America. This rapid growth coincides with difficult struggles in Europe and around the world; these changes sent the world to war twice. Learners will explore how the United States participated in WWI and WWII, including the massive economic boom followed by the Great Depression, which would greatly influence the rest of the 20th century. Please download a copy of the syllabus for a full course description.
Students can enroll in this online U.S. history class for high school credit (or any of our other courses) individually, or as part of our high school diploma program.
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- Semester: Semester 1
- SKU: SOC310-5
- Category: Social Sciences