HIST-155: US History from 1877 to the Present

MCC HIST-155 Course Outcomes

  1. Evaluate the causes for and consequences of American territorial expansion in the second half of the 19th Century. (155-1)
  2. Evaluate the causes for and consequences of industrialization and urbanization in United States history. (155-2)
  3. Evaluate the causes for and consequences of immigration and migration in United States history.(155-3)
  4. Evaluate the causes for and consequences of reform movements in United States history. (155-4)
  5. Evaluate the causes for and consequences of United States participation in the first World War. (155-5)
  6. Evaluate the causes for and consequences of the Great Depression in United States history.(155-6)
  7. Evaluate the causes for and consequences of United States participation in the second World War. (155-7)
  8. Evaluate the causes for and consequences of the Cold War in United States history. (155-8)
  9. Evaluate the causes for and consequences of United States participation in the Vietnam War. (155-9)
  10. Evaluate the economic and political crises of the United States in the post-Vietnam era.(155-10)
  11. Interpret a variety of primary sources in United States history. (155-11)

Completing Westward Expansion

Ghost Dance at Pine Ridge, drawing by Frederic Remington

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

“Children Sleeping on Mulberry Street” by Jacob Riis, 1890

Social Darwinism

Social Upheaval

Illustration of the 1886 Haymarket Square Riot, portraying police as targets of anarchist outrage.

Illustration of the 1886 Haymarket Square Riot, portraying police as targets of anarchist outrage.

The Populist Movement
Labor Unrest

American Empire

Officers of the Rough Rider regiment, commanded by Theodore Roosevelt.

Officers of the Rough Rider regiment, commanded by Theodore Roosevelt.

Justifying Overseas Expansion
America Eyes Asia

The Progressive Era

The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire of 1911 spurred passage of workplace safety regulations.

The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire of 1911 spurred passage of workplace safety regulations.

The Triangle Fire: Catalyst for Change
Sexual Politics
Perfecting Humanity

America on the World Stage

President Woodrow Wilson places a wreath of flowers on the casket of the Unknown Soldier, 1921.

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

The 1920s

1922 Magazine- "Not for Old Fogies"!

1922 Magazine- “Not for Old Fogies”!

The Immigration Debate
Fashion, Pop Culture, and Gender

The 1930s

Food Line, New York City, 1930

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

Technician at Vega Aircraft Corporation, 1944

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

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
Ideology
Juvenile Delinquency

The Civil Rights Revolution

1963 demonstration at a segregated theatre in Tallahassee, Florida.

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.

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!”

The 1970s

File cabinet broken into during the Watergate burglary.

File cabinet broken into during the Watergate burglary.

Feminism after the Counterculture
The Cold War after Vietnam: Covert Action

The 1980s

The Berlin Wall in 1989, shortly after it "fell." This marked a turning point in US foreign policy

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 1990s

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.

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.

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.