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- Available Lessons: 119
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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Course SummaryTake this self-paced test prep course to review everything you need to know for the History of the United States II CLEP exam. Access these helpful video lessons and self-assessment quizzes at any time to get ready for the exam and earn the best score you can. This course was updated by Study.com in 2018.
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With our History of the United States II CLEP test prep course, you can earn three college credits in as little as one week! Watch our fun and engaging video lessons at your own pace and bypass your semester-long history course. CLEP credits are accepted at over 2,900 colleges and universities.
This course presents all of the topics typically covered in the second semester of a year-long United States history course, including Reconstruction after the Civil War, industrialization and urbanization, the Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression and the Cold War. You'll learn about the major events and developments in the U.S. from 1865 to the present. Our video lessons and quizzes make it easy to learn all the essential United States history topics.
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Syllabus and Course Information
Once you've completed this History of the United States II CLEP test prep course, you'll have mastered the following objectives. These objectives are comparable to the concepts you'll encounter on the CLEP exam. Our final exam will let you know whether you've successfully mastered these objectives and can help you decide if you're ready to take the CLEP test.
- Explore the goals, successes and failures of Reconstruction.
- Take a look at the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments, the move into the West, the building of the Transcontinental Railroad and conflicts involving the Native Americans.
- Examine the economic policies, labor conditions, politics, unions, immigration and urbanization that occurred during industrialization.
- Take a look at influential people from 1870 to 1900, such as Andrew Carnegie.
- Study Theodore Roosevelt, the Muckrakers and Woodrow Wilson.
- Learn more about how the government worked to improve daily life and business regulations and study African Americans during the Progressive Era, early feminism and women's suffrage.
- Discover how the U.S. increased its international power and imperialism in Asia, the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean.
- Study the Spanish-American War and World War I.
- Examine life in the 20s and see how urban culture, economics, politics, art and literature were affected.
- Find out about other important aspects of the 20s, like the Harlem Renaissance, the Ku Klux Klan, eugenics, the Red Scare, the Scopes Trial and the Scottsboro Boys.
- Take a look at the Great Depression and the Wall Street crash of 1929.
- Study other causes of the Great Depression, the presidencies of Hoover and Roosevelt, the Second New Deal and the U.S's isolation from the tensions in Europe.
- Explore World War II, the attack on Pearl Harbor and D-Day.
- Study the Manhattan Project, the atomic bomb and the politics of the war, and reflect on both world wars.
- Examine Europe, Asia, the Soviet Union and America after the war.
- Take a look at American post-war politics, life and culture.
- Discover the Cold War and the Korean War.
- Learn more about McCarthyism, life in America during the Cold War, the Space Race, Eisenhower, Kennedy and the Vietnam War.
- Analyze President Johnson, the civil rights movement, hippies, student activism, the feminist movement and other activism from 1954 to 1973.
- Explore some of the hot topics from the 1970s, such as Nixon, Middle East trouble, Roe v. Wade, Watergate, the Ford presidency and the Carter presidency.
- Take a look at America in transition, including Ronald Reagan, Reganomics, foreign affairs during Reagan's presidency and the end of the Cold War.
- Learn about Desert Storm and George H.W. Bush's presidency.
- Explore the U.S since 1992 and learn more about the 1992 election, Clinton and the new democrats, Clinton's foreign policy and Congress in the late 90s.
- Learn about the election of 2000, George W. Bush's domestic agenda, the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and the war on terror.
- Examine Bush's second term, the economy in 2008, Barack Obama and the election of 2012.
Many people who study for this CLEP also study for CLEP US History I.
There are no formal prerequisites for this course. However, you may want to take a first-semester U.S. history course prior to enrolling in this course. Such a course will provide a backdrop for all the concepts you'll learn in this History of the United States II CLEP test prep course.
To make it easier to remember all the concepts presented, this History of the United States II CLEP exam prep course is broken down into chapters and lessons. The course covers 13 chapters that contain a total of 99 lessons. All of our video lessons, which average 5-10 minutes in length, are accompanied by a short quiz and a written transcript. You can easily track your progress as you move through the course by viewing which lessons and quizzes you've successfully completed. Use our chapter exams and a final CLEP US History 2 practice test to assess whether you're retaining all of the information presented. If you're struggling with certain topics, you can ask our subject-matter experts any question you may have.
History of the United States II CLEP Exam Information
The credits granted by passing the History of the United States II CLEP exam are equivalent to those earned in the second semester of a year-long U.S. history course. Students often take this course to fulfill their U.S. history or social and behavioral science general education requirements. History majors may also take this course to satisfy their major requirements.
- Number of Questions: Around 120 questions
- Question Type: Multiple choice
- Time Limit: 90 minutes
- Number of Credits: 3 credits
- Exam Cost: $85 (plus testing site administrative costs)
Earn CLEP Credit
Taking the CLEP exam is an affordable and efficient alternative to taking a traditional college course. For a fraction of the cost and time, you can earn three college credits that are accepted by more than 2,900 colleges and universities across the country. Taking this course is a fast and easy way to prepare for the CLEP exam and earn college credit.
Study Schedule for the History of the United States II CLEP Exam
This course includes about 10 hours of instruction. Set your own pace of study and view lessons at your convenience. The table below can help you determine the right time to schedule your exam. Find out more about earning college credit with the History of the United States II CLEP exam.
|Study Frequency||When You'll Be Ready for the Exam|
|3 hours a day; 3 days a week||About 1 week|
|2 hours a day; 3 days a week||Nearly 2 weeks|
|1 hour a day; 3 days a week||About 3 weeks|
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