Following a brief review of America's birth and the creation of the U.S. Constitution, HIST 1A covers United States history from Reconstruction to the end of World War I. The course includes the return of the South to the Union, the development of big business and its relationship with government, and the settlement of the Western frontier. In addition, the course will address the expansion of American cities and their role as ethnic melting pots, the activities of political parties, and the organization of labor and farm reform groups. American expansion into Asia and Latin America, as well as the causes and results of World War I will be covered in detail.
Required textbooks (sold separately):