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U.S. History from 1870


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VICTOR VALLEY COLLEGE
Fall 2012
US HISTORY 118
Instructor: Dr. Eric Mayer,
Office No. 31-26
Office Email Eric.Mayer@vvc.edu
EMAIL: history118@gmail.com
Website: www.emayzine.com

Week 1 –22 October…Read  Schaller chs 15, 16, 17.  Begin reading The Grapes of Wrath


The Writing Guide for Social Science Essays
ESSAY EXAMINATION 1 DUE DATE IS  5 November

BOOK ANALYSIS DUE DATE IS  19 November
ESSAY EXAMINATION 2 DUE DATE is   26 November
FINAL ESSAY EXAMINATION DUE DATE IS   15 December
Was Abraham Lincoln a Racist?
Reconstruction to 1877
Monopoly Capitalism, Labor and Reform Movements 1862-1887
Railroad Network and Economic Development

Week 2 –29 October- Read Schaller, chs. 18, 19, 20, 21 and continue reading The Grapes of Wrath



Industrial Expansion 1860-1890
The Taking of the West From Native America
Immigrants,Urbanization and Women Reformers

Week 3 – 5 November-Read Schaller chs. 22, 23, 24  Finish reading The Grapes of Wrath



The Progressive Era
Late Gilded Age, 1890 to World War I
Spanish American War 1898

Week 4 – 12 November -Read Schaller chs. 25, 26, 27


1920's-1929
1929-1932
1930's-1941

Week 5 –19 November--Read Schaller chs. 28, 29,


The New Deal
World War II
The Cold War
1945-1955
US Overthrow of Iranian Government
Eisenhower and JFK: 1952-1963
LBJ, Nixon and Ford: 1963-1976

Week 6 – 26 November---Read Schaller chs. 30, 31


Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton: 1976-1996
The 1980's
The Reagan Revolution
The Reagan Revolution Fails
The Concentration of Wealth
Rap Music and White Fears
Goodwill Towards US is Dwindling
The Gilded Age, the 1920's and the 1980's Compared
Into the 21st century
Post Cold War Military Contradictions: Virtual Tanks
Three Strikes Against the New Economy