US History 2 Study Guide

Course Summary

This U.S. History 2 Study Guide course is the simplest way to learn about major political, economic, cultural and social events in American history. Use these short video lessons as reference tools to help you prepare for exams, support classroom materials or complete a research project.
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11 chapters in US History 2 Study Guide

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Ch 1. Industrialization & Urbanization in America {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[50440].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - American Industry Development in the Gilded Age: Bessemer Process, Scientific Management & New Business Models Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7250].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7250].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - The Grange and the Populist Party Platform: Goals, History & Definitions Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5725].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5725].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Gilded Age Politics: Political Machines & Civil Service Reform Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5721].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5721].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Immigration in Industrial America and the Rise of Nativism Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5727].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5727].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Urbanization During the Second Industrial Revolution in America: Effects & Problems Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5729].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5729].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - The Social Gospel Movement: Definition and Goals of Urban Reform Movements Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5731].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5731].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Child Labor in America Throughout History Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[180949].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[180949].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Theodore Roosevelt & the Progressives: Definition and Political Agenda Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6107].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6107].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Trust Busting and Government Regulations on Economy & Industry in the Progressive Era Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6110].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6110].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Progressive Politics: Definition, Reforms & Amendments Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6111].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6111].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Presidential Election of 1912: Candidates, Platforms & Significance Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6112].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6112].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - African Americans in the Progressive Era: Issues & Leaders Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6113].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6113].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Women's Suffrage & Early Feminism: Movement, 19th Amendment & Leaders Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6114].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6114].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Muskrat v. United States: Case Summary & Significance Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[360633].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[360633].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - World War II: The Start of the Second World War Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8827].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8827].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - The Attack on Pearl Harbor: The Beginning of American Involvement in World War II Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8828].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8828].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - The European Theater in WWII: The Eastern Front, Western Front & Fight for North Africa Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8829].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8829].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - The United States During WWII: The Home Front Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8832].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8832].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - The D-Day Invasion: The Beginning of the End of Nazi Germany Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8833].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8833].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Hiroshima and Nagasaki: How the Atomic Bomb Changed Warfare During WWII Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8834].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8834].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - The Yalta Conference and The Potsdam Conference: US Diplomacy & International Politics During World War II Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8835].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8835].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - The Cold War: Definition, Causes & Early Events Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8556].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8556].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Approaches Toward the Cold War: Traditionalism, Revisionism & Post-Revisionism Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[23653].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[23653].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - United States Involvement in the Korean War: Causes and Effects Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8557].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8557].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - McCarthyism and the Red Scare: Definition, Causes & Effects Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8558].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8558].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Cold War Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8560].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8560].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - John F. Kennedy and the Cold War Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8561].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8561].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - The Vietnam War: Causes, Conflicts & Effects Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8562].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8562].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - The Civil Rights Movement During the 1950s Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10264].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10264].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - The Civil Rights Movement During the 1960s Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11476].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11476].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - 1968: The Year that Changed the Nation Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10267].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10267].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - The Women's Movement: Causes, Campaigns & Impacts on the US Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10268].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10268].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Other Important Activist Movements of the Late 60s and Early 70s Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10269].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10269].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Famous Civil Rights Activists Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[226717].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[226717].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Edmund Pettus Bridge: Selma & Bloody Sunday Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[325899].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[325899].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Reaganomics: Success, Failures & Effects Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13270].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13270].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - President George H.W. Bush: Domestic Policy and Accomplishments Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13273].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13273].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Bill Clinton's Domestic Policy: the Economy, Healthcare, Welfare & Social Policies Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13822].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13822].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - George W. Bush: 2000 Election & Domestic Agenda Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15935].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15935].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - George W. Bush: the 9/11 Terrorist Attack & War on Terror Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15936].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15936].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - President Barack Obama: Election, Policies & Accomplishments Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15939].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15939].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Calvin Coolidge's Domestic, Foreign & Economic Policy Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[181681].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[181681].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address: Summary & Analysis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[181707].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[181707].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - FDR's First Inaugural Address: Summary & Analysis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[181709].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[181709].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - What was the Nixon Doctrine? - Definition and Summary Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[181723].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[181723].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - Presidential Libraries: Locations & History Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[250389].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[250389].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional

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