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US History 2

History of the United States 2: 1865 to the Present covers material usually taught in a one-semester undergraduate introductory history course.

Topics include:

  • The motivations and character of American expansionism
  • The content of constitutional amendments and their interpretations by the Supreme Court
  • The changing nature of agricultural life
  • The development of American political parties
  • The emergence of regulatory and welfare-state legislation
  • The intellectual and political expressions of liberalism, conservatism, and other such movements
  • Long-term demographic trends
  • The process of economic growth and development
  • The changing occupational structure, nature of work, and labor organization
  • Immigration and the history of racial and ethnic minorities
  • Urbanization and industrialization
  • The causes and impacts of major wars in American history
  • Major movements and individual figures in the history of American arts and letters
  • Trends in the history of women and the family

The CLEP exam is 90 minutes long and consists of 120 multiple-choice questions.

(Taken from “History of the United States II: 1865 to the Present,” CLEP: History of the United States II: 1865 to the Present, ©2008, [October 7, 2008].)

The required textbook(s) for the Traditional course are listed below.

  • America A Narrative History   
      9th, volume 2 by George Brown Tindall and David Emory Shi - W.W. Norton & Company,
    ISBN 9780393912647