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HIST.1120: United States History since 1877

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men standing in line for food during the depression
Serving soup at a Volunteers of America soup kitchen during the Great Depression
U.S. National Archives and Records Administration         PD


This course examines United States history from Reconstruction through the present. During this period, Americans sought to reconstruct their nation after the ravages of the Civil War, struggled with the question of who should enjoy the rights of citizenship, extended the borders of the nation, and became a leader in world affairs.


In this honors section, students will write a research paper on an aspect of U.S. history of their own choosing. We will spend some class time learning how to frame a historical question, find appropriate primary sources, build a successful argument, and support that argument effectively.

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