HIST 255 United States Political History, 1896-1960


Major Requirement: History of United States
As the United States began its rise to the status of superpower in the 20th century, Americans also began to fashion new political ideologies and policies to contend with changes in the expanding nation. Students in this course will examine the origins of modern liberalism in the Progressive Era, its rise and expansion during the New Deal, the challenges of 20th century conservatism, and political debates during World War II and the Cold War. In addition, the course will focus on changing campaign techniques, the importance of voting rights, and increased importance of international relations in American politics.(Course offered in alternate years)

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