SOCIAL STUDIES II: AMERICAN HISTORY

DESCRIPTION:
This course emphasizes the study of American History. The course is presented in two semesters.

Semester 1 discusses the causes, course and effects of the Civil War including reconstruction and industrialization after the war, rapid growth of cities, impact of immigration, rise of national labor unions, and the foreign policy after the war. The progressive era and the jazz age studies capitalism, urbanization and political corruption that examines progressive era reforms, the transformation of the American economy, early social changes, causes of World War I, the course and effect of World War I, and the Roaring Twenties economic and social changes.

Semester 2 examines the causes and effects of the great depression, the First and Second New Deal, America before World War II, World War II, and the domestic effects and aftermath of World War II. This course discusses post World War II changes, the Cold War, the civil rights movement, the New Frontier, the Great Society, domestic policy, foreign policy initiatives, and the Global War on Terror.

CREDITS:
1 Credit

PREREQUISITES:
Social Studies I: World History

STANDARDS:
This course is aligned to the National Council for History Standards (NCHS), Florida Sunshine State Standards, and the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Standards.

Social Studies II: American History

  • SOC 201: Pretest – American History
  • Causes of the Civil War
  • Course and Effects of the Civil War
  • Reconstruction
  • Civil War and Industrialization
  • The Rapid Growth of Cities
  • Impact of Immigration
  • Rise of National Labor Unions
  • Foreign Policy After the Civil War
  • Capitalism, Urbanization, and Political Machines
  • Progressive Era Reforms
  • Transformation of the American Economy
  • Early Social Changes
  • Causes of World War I
  • Course and Effects of World War I—Part I
  • Course and Effects of World War I—Part II
  • The Roaring Twenties: Economic and Social Change
  • SOC 201: Test – American History

Social Studies II: American History

  • SOC 202: Pretest – American History
  • The Onset of the Great Depression
  • The First New Deal
  • The Second New Deal
  • America before World War II
  • World War II: The Pacific Theater
  • World War II: The European Theater
  • The Domestic Effects of World War II
  • Aftermath of World War II
  • Post-World War II Changes
  • The Cold War
  • Civil Rights Movement
  • The New Frontier
  • The Great Society
  • Domestic Policy
  • Foreign Policy Initiatives
  • The Global War on Terror
  • SOC 202: Test – American History