American History Since 1865

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Course Description:
A survey course on the development of the United States from the Reconstruction period to the present. This course meets civic literacy requirement.

Course Details


AMH 2010 is not a prerequisite, but is recommended. 


Richard Ivey, M.S.

Robert L. Iveym M.S.

Mary McClendon, MAT

James A. Padgett, M.A.



Required textbooks/ course materials:

Shi, David Emory. America: A Narrative History. 12th Ed. New York, NY: W.W. Norton, 2022 Print. ISBN: 9780393543377 (Paperback-Text Only) or ISBN: 9780393882506 (Paperback-With Card)

 *You are only required to purchase one book. Both books are the same.


Assignment/course outline:

See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

SS-1 Identify behaviors and social trends, using appropriate research methodologies.

SS-2 Identify global influences on social, behavioral, and historical issue.

SS-3 Examine significant historical events.

SS-4 Identify differences and commonalities within diverse cultures.


Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods

Show American development following the Civil War from the western movement, through the World Wars, and the struggles in the 21st Century.

Examine the basic principles and practices of American democracy.

Examine the United States Constitution and how it works.

SS-1, SS-2, SS-3, SS-4

SS-1, SS-3, SS-4


Tests, Writing Assignments



Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

  • Read all assigned materials.
  • Attend and participate in class discussions.
  • Complete study guides and notes from class discussions and lectures.
  • Courses taught under the auspices of the Social and Behavioral Sciences will include an oral component, oral presentations and/or classroom discussions.
    Note: Online and Distance Learning courses will not contain the oral component.

Chapters are as follows:

17. Business and Labor in the Industrial Era, 1860-1900

18. The New South and the New West, 1865-1900

19. Political Stalemate and Rural Revolt, 1865-1900

20. Seizing an American Empire, 1865-1900

21. The Progressive Era, 1890-1920

22. America and the Great War, 1914-1920

23. A Clash of Cultures, 1920-1929

24. The Reactionary Twenties

25. The New Deal, 1933-1939

26. The Second World War, 1933-1945

27. The Cold War and the Fair Deal, 1945-1952

28. America in the Fifties

29. A New Frontier and a Great Society, 1960-1968

30. Rebellion and Reaction, 1960s and 1970s

31. Conservative Revival, 1977-1990

32 Twenty-First Century America, 1993-Present


College-wide policies and resources

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