History 118
United States History 1877-Present
Categories: Week 1 | Comments Off on What is History and Why study it?

Monday, September 1, 2014: Course Overview and Objectives What is history and why study it? The Trouble with Historical Knowledge Common Stories, Patterns, and Themes in Modern US History

Categories: Week 1 | Comments Off on Week 1: Reconstruction

Topic of Inquiry: Reconstruction The impact of Reconstruction era racial, economic, and social law and policies reverberate throughout the entire course of the 20th century.  Therefore, it is important to examine the ways in which the US aimed to “reconstruct” itself as a nation after the devastation of the Civil War.  Over the next two […]

Categories: Week 2 | Comments Off on Week 2: Westward Expansion

Topic of Inquiry: Westward Expansion During the 19th century, the US increased is geographic territory by expanding Westward.  What impact did this have on the land and people already inhabiting the West?  How did US Americans justify their Westward expansion?  What has been the significance of “the Frontier” in US history? What methods did the […]

Categories: Week 3 | Comments Off on Week 3: The Emergence of an Urban, Industrial US

Topic of Inquiry: The Emergence of an Urban, Industrial US “Between 1880 and 1900, cities in the United States grew at a dramatic rate. Owing most of their population growth to the expansion of industry, U.S. cities grew by about 15 million people in the two decades before 1900. Many of those who helped account […]

Categories: Week 4 | Comments Off on Week 4: US Imperialism

Topic of Inquiry: US Imperialism Monday, September 22, 2014 See and Question: See something curious or interesting → From that curiosity develop questions  → Seek out sources that might answer these questions  → Develop more questions  → Seek more sources For Monday’s class, come having watched… As you watch, think about the following: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 Interpret and […]

Categories: Week 5 | Comments Off on Week 5: The Progressive Era
Categories: Week 6 | Comments Off on Week 6: The Great War
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