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History 220: American History 2
American Business School Paris
Paris, France

Subject Area(s) Level(s) Instruction in Credits Contact Hours Prerequisites
History 200 English 3 45 History 210 (American History 1) or equivalent

This is the second half of the first-year American history course. The objective of this course is to acquaint students with the development of the United States from the War of Secession up to the present day through its political, economic and social institutions.

Because of the amount of material to be covered, this class will be primarily a lecture class. Students will be expected to ask and answer questions concerning the material covered, however, and are therefore expected to prepare the chapters in advance. Students are expected to make 15-20 minute presentations on a topic which has required personal research. Students will be marked on the quality of their presentations AND the quality of the research.

Will be studied in class :
- The Frontier West
- The Rise of Industrial America
- The Transformation of Urban America
- Politics & Expansion in an Industrializing Age
- World War I : American's World Role, Mobilizing at Home,
Fighting in France, Promoting the War
- Between the Wars
- Waging Global War, 1939-45 ; Mobilization, The Battlefront, Triumph & Tragedy
- Cold War America
- The Turbulent Sixties - The New Frontier, Civil Rights Movement, Vietnam
- Society and Politics from Ford to Regan
- The Cold War Ends

The Enduring Vision : A History of the American People, Boyer, Heath, 5th Ed, 2004

The final grade will be made up of a research project (30%), class quizzes (40%) and a final examination (30%).

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