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

Information for the “Teach In” Project:

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Final Examination Information

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