MCC HIST-155 Course Outcomes
- Evaluate the causes for and consequences of American territorial expansion in the second half of the 19th Century. (155-1)
- Evaluate the causes for and consequences of industrialization and urbanization in United States history. (155-2)
- Evaluate the causes for and consequences of immigration and migration in United States history.(155-3)
- Evaluate the causes for and consequences of reform movements in United States history. (155-4)
- Evaluate the causes for and consequences of United States participation in the first World War. (155-5)
- Evaluate the causes for and consequences of the Great Depression in United States history.(155-6)
- Evaluate the causes for and consequences of United States participation in the second World War. (155-7)
- Evaluate the causes for and consequences of the Cold War in United States history. (155-8)
- Evaluate the causes for and consequences of United States participation in the Vietnam War. (155-9)
- Evaluate the economic and political crises of the United States in the post-Vietnam era.(155-10)
- Interpret a variety of primary sources in United States history. (155-11)
Completing Westward Expansion
Ghost Dance at Pine Ridge, drawing by Frederic Remington
Life on the Frontier
Assimilation of Native Americans
The Gilded Age
“Children Sleeping on Mulberry Street” by Jacob Riis, 1890
Illustration of the 1886 Haymarket Square Riot, portraying police as targets of anarchist outrage.
The Populist Movement
Officers of the Rough Rider regiment, commanded by Theodore Roosevelt.
Justifying Overseas Expansion
America Eyes Asia
Alfred Thayer Mahan: Conditions Determining the Naval Expansion of the United States
The Progressive Era
The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire of 1911 spurred passage of workplace safety regulations.
The Triangle Fire: Catalyst for Change
America on the World Stage
President Woodrow Wilson places a wreath of flowers on the casket of the Unknown Soldier, 1921.
A Call for War
Progressive Morality at the Front
1922 Magazine- “Not for Old Fogies”!
The Immigration Debate
Fashion, Pop Culture, and Gender
Food Line, New York City, 1930
Huey Long: Hero or Huckster?
Voices of the Flint Sitdown Strike
The Second World War
Technician at Vega Aircraft Corporation, 1944
Excerpts from President Roosevelt’s Radio Address of December 29, 1940 (The Arsenal of Democracy)
Race on the Homefront
Women in the War
An Eyewitness Account of the attack on Pearl Harbor
The Cold War: Policy and Society
Bert the Turtle: star of Duck and Cover–one of many educational films aimed at children during the Cold War.
Atomic Anxiety: Duck and Cover
Geopolitics of the Cold War
The Civil Rights Revolution
1963 demonstration at a segregated theatre in Tallahassee, Florida.
Nonviolence: Martin Luther King Jr.’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail
Integration- North And South
Beyond Voting Rights: Voices of Power
Vietnam and the Counter-culture
Yippee leader Abbie Hoffman at the University of Oklahoma, 1969.
Widening the War: The Gulf of Tonkin Incident
The Protests: A Veteran opposes the War
The Rights Revolution Expands: “No More Miss America!”
File cabinet broken into during the Watergate burglary.
Feminism after the Counterculture
The Cold War after Vietnam: Covert Action
The Berlin Wall in 1989, shortly after it “fell.” This marked a turning point in US foreign policy
The Twilight of the Cold War: Reagan’s “Evil Empire” speech
The Internet, including the new World Wide Web made accessible by web browsers such as Netscape, changed the way information flowed beginning in the 1990s.
Culture and Society: HIV and Politics
The Twenty-first Century
President George W. Bush on September 11, 2001. The 9/11 terror attacks led to the most sweeping changes to US defense and intelligence since the beginning of the Cold War.