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History of the United States II

History of the United States II

Start Date:
Self Paced
Effort:
4 weeks / 6 hours per week
Price:
Free
  1. Course Number

    HistoryUnitedStatesII
  2. Classes Start

    Self Paced
  3. Effort

    4 weeks / 6 hours per week

About This Course

It reviews all of the substantive material that is usually taught in the second semester of the two-semester course in the United States history. Our goal as creators of this course is to prepare you to pass the College Board's CLEP examination and obtain college credit for free.

Through the guidance of Dr. Stephen Sullivan, this course will cover the period of United States history from the end of the Civil War to the present, with the majority of the questions being on the twentieth century.

“History of the United States II: 1865 to the Present” is a completely self-paced course. It has no prerequisites and it is offered entirely for free.

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FAQs

How is this course organized?

This course is organized into eight major modules that contain short video lessons, exercises and reading.

All of the course material has been released at once so you can complete it anytime.

What do I need to pass the CLEP exam?

You need to demonstrate abilities to identify, describe, analyze and interpret historical phenomena on the covered period from the end of Civil War to the present.

The exam contains approximately 120 questions to be answered in 90 minutes. Please examine our syllabus.

How does this course differ from other CLEP textbooks and traditional courses?

This online course includes a carefully structured series of video lectures and exercises taught by a top quality university professor.

Outline

Introduction

Fundamentals   

Navigating Through Our Platform

CLEP Program   

Modern States Education Alliance   

Introduce Yourself

1. Reconstruction and the West

1.0 Introduction to Reconstruction and the West   

1.1 Reconstruction: America’s Unfinished Revolution, 1865-1877   

1.2 “Go West, Young Man!”: 1865-1900   

1.3 Readings

2. Industrialization and Urbanization

2.0 Introduction to Industrialization and Urbanization   

2.1 The Industrial Age, 1877-1920   

2.2 Immigration and Urban Life, 1880-1920   

2.3 Readings

3. The Gilded Age and the Progressive Movement

3.0 Introduction to The Gilded Age and the Progressive Movement   

3.1 The Gilded Age   

3.2 The Progressive Movement   

3.3 Readings

4. American Imperialism and World War I

4.0 Introduction to American Imperialism and World War I   

4.1 The Age of Empire   

4.2 Americans in the Great War   

4.3 Readings

5. From "Jazz Age" to Depression: The Tragedy of the 1920's

5.0 Introduction to From "Jazz Age" to Depression: The Tragedy of the 1920's   

5.1 "The Age of Wonderful Nonsense"   

5.2 "Brother Can You Spare a Dime?"   

5.3 Readings

6. "Happy Days Are Here Again": FDR and the New Deal

6.0 Introduction to "Happy Days Are Here Again": FDR and the New Deal   

6.1 FDR and the New Deal   

6.2 A New Deal   

6.3 The First New Deal   

6.4 The Second New Deal   

6.5 Controversies and Critics   

6.6 The New Deal's Legacy   

6.7 Readings

7. Winning the War & Fighting the Peace: WWII and the Cold War

7.0 Introduction to Winning the War & Fighting the Peace: WWII and the Cold War   

7.1 Mobilizing for War   

7.2 "A Troubled Feast”   

7.3 America at Midcentury, 1945-1960   

7.4 Readings

8. From Camelot to Obama

8.0 Introduction to From Camelot to Obama   

8.1 The Triumphs and Turmoil of the 1960’s   

8.2 Post Industrial America: From Watergate to the Iran Hostage Crisis   

8.3 Conservatism Revived, 1980-1992   

8.4 New Millennium, 1992-Present   

8.5 Readings

Sample CLEP Questions

Questions 1 - 15

Questions 16 - 30

Questions 31 - 45

Questions 46 - 60

Questions 61 - 75

Questions 76 - 90

Questions 91 - 105

Questions 106 - 120

Questions 121 - 135

Questions 136 - 150

Final Steps

Prof. Stephen Sullivan's Recommendation   

Register for the CLEP Exam   

Test Preparation Tips   

How Your Score Is Computed

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  1. Course Number

    HistoryUnitedStatesII
  2. Classes Start

    Self Paced
  3. Effort

    4 weeks / 6 hours per week
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