20th Century American History

Unit #1:  Introduction and the Constitution

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Unit #2:  The Progressive Era (1890-1920)

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Unit #3:  World War I & The Versailles Treaty (1914-1920)

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Unit #4:  The 1920s

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2013-2014 Research Paper Assignment:

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Unit #5:  The Great Depression and New Deal (1929-1941)

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Unit #6:  World War II and American Society (1941-1945)

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Unit #7:  The Cold War and the 1950s

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  • Slate magazine article: “Fallout Can Be Fun,”  is here
  • An excellent NPR appreciation of Miles Davis’ “Kind of Blue”
  • A brief article about the Weavers is here  Songs are here
  • The Red Scare Cartoons are also available here  and here

Unit #8:  The 1950s and 1960s Civil Rights Movement

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Unit #9:  1960 to 1975

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Vietnam-War Related (for Quiz)

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Optional Readings and Music Regarding James Brown’s 1968 Boston Concert:

Unit #10: 1975 and Beyond

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Materials Related to the 1970s & Beyond Unit:

  • Chevy Chases’ First Gerald Ford Impersonation is here; a spoof of a Ford Press conference is here
  • The Carter video we watched in class is here
  • 1980 Presidential Campaign Commercials are here (“Safire”/the “Ayatollah Votes” and  “Podium/Inflation Up 18%); 1984 “Prouder, Stronger, Better” ad is here.
  • Atlantic Monthly article about the national debt is here
  • Photos from Boston during the 1979 Gas Crisis are here
  • An overview of the Iranian Hostage Crisis is here
  • An article about the Camp David accords and Middle Eastern peace is here
  • An article about the Iran-Contra affair is here
  • 1981-1988 World Timeline is here
  • Articles about Reagan, the tax cuts and the economy are here and here
  • The Case Against 8 article is here
  • Reading: How the “Case Against 8″ Distorts Gay Rights History
  • Reading: The Supreme Court and Gay Marriage
  • Timeline of Same Sex Marriage Events and Public Opinion surveys
  • Cesar Chavez article
  • Harvest of Shame Appreciation is here

2014 Final Examination Information

 

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