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Course SummaryHistory 104: US History II has been evaluated and recommended for 3 semester hours and may be transferred to over 2,000 colleges and universities. This is a self-paced course of study that consists of engaging lessons and expert instruction that will help you take the first step toward your degree.
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The course objective is to analyze the country's history from Reconstruction (1865) to the present day.
Your grade for this course will be calculated out of 300 points. The minimum score required to pass and earn real college credit for this course is 210 points, or an overall course grade of 70%. The table below shows the assignments you must complete and how they'll be incorporated into the overall grade.
|Proctored Final Exam||200|
Quizzes are meant to test your comprehension of each lesson as you progress through the course. Here's a breakdown of how you will be graded on quizzes and how they'll factor into your final score:
- You will have 3 attempts to take each quiz for a score.
- The highest score of your first 3 attempts will be recorded as your score for each quiz.
- When you've completed the course, the highest scores from your first 3 attempts at each quiz will be averaged together and weighed against the total possible points for quizzes. For instance, if your average quiz score is 85%, you'll receive 85 out of 100 possible points for quizzes.
- After your initial 3 attempts, you can take a quiz for practice as many times as you'd like.
- You will need to pass each quiz with a score of at least 80% to earn course progress for the lesson. However, it is not necessary to earn 80% within the first three quiz attempts.
Proctored Final Exam
The proctored final exam is a cumulative test designed to ensure that you've mastered the material in the course.
- You'll earn points equivalent to the percentage grade you receive on your proctored final. (So if you earn 90% on the final, that's 180 points toward your final grade.)
- If you're unsatisfied with your score on the exam, you'll be eligible to retake the exam after a 3-day waiting period.
- You can only retake the exam twice, so be sure to use your study guide and fully prepare yourself before you take the exam again.
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Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Outline the cause of Reconstruction, the additions of the 13-15th amendments, conflicts with Native Americans and the spread of Urbanization and Industrialization throughout the 19th and 20th century.
- Describe how the government worked to improve daily life at work, for African-Americans, the suffragette movement, and how American imperialism spread throughout the world in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
- Break down life and culture in the 20's, how it led to the Wall Street crash of 1929, the resulting Great Depression and how America emerged.
- Identify the causes and major events of World War II and the impact of the atomic bomb.
- Examine post-war politics, life and culture in Europe, Asia, the Soviet Union and America.
- Investigate the Cold, Korean and Vietnam Wars, McCarthyism, the Space Race and the presidencies of Eisenhower and Kennedy.
- Analyze President Johnson, the civil rights movement, hippies, student activism and the feminist movement
- Appraise the presidencies of Nixon, Ford, and Carter, the events in the Middle East, Roe v. Wade, and the Watergate Scandal.
- Illustrate the presidency of Reagan and Bush Sr. and the events that occurred during their presidencies.
- Assess the U.S from 1992-2013, including the presidencies of Clinton, Bush and Obama.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
History 104 consists of short video lessons that are organized into topical chapters. Each video is approximately 5-10 minutes in length and comes with a quick quiz to help you measure your learning. The course is completely self-paced. Watch lessons on your schedule whenever and wherever you want.
At the end of each chapter, you can complete a chapter test to see if you're ready to move on or have some material to review. Once you've completed the entire course, take the practice test and use the study tools in the course to prepare for the proctored final exam. You may take the proctored final exam whenever you are ready.
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This course has been evaluated and recommended by both ACE and NCCRS for 3 semester hours in the lower division baccalaureate degree category. To apply for transfer credit, follow these steps:
- If you already have a school in mind, check with the registrar to see if the school will grant credit for courses recommended by either ACE or NCCRS.
- Complete History 104 by watching video lessons and taking short quizzes.
- Take the History 104 final exam directly on the Study.com site.
- Request a transcript to be sent to the accredited school of your choice!
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|Reconstruction and the Gilded Age (1865-1877)||Explore the goals, successes and failures of reconstruction. Take a look at the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments, the expansion of the transcontinental railroad and the impacts of western settlement on Native Americans.|
|Industrialization and Urbanization (1870-1900)||Examine the economic policies, labor conditions, immigration and urbanization characterizing the Second Industrial Revolution. Take a look at influential people of this time, such as Andrew Carnegie, and identify some of the social reforms and labor movements taking shape.|
|The Progressive Era (1900-1917)||Study the presidencies of Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson. Learn more about the government policies designed to regulate business, reform politics and improve working conditions. Study the lives of African Americans during this period along with early feminism and the women's suffrage movement.|
|American Imperialism (1890-1919)||Discover how the US increased its international power through imperialism in Asia, the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean. Study causes of the Spanish-American War and US involvement in World War I.|
|The Roaring 20s (1920-1929)||Examine the culture, economics and politics characterizing the 1920s. Find out about other important aspects of this period, like the Harlem Renaissance, the rise of nativism and the Red Scare.|
|The Great Depression (1929-1940)||Discover what caused the Wall Street crash of 1929. Study the presidencies of Hoover and Roosevelt, the Second New Deal and the US's isolation from the tensions in Europe.|
|The US in World War II (1941-1945)||Explore the attack on Pearl Harbor along with battles taking place in Europe and the Pacific. Study the D-Day invasion and the use of the atomic bomb. Examine the outcomes of the Yalta and Potsdam conferences.|
|Post-War World (1946-1959)||Follow the political realignments taking place in Europe, Asia and the Soviet Union after World War II. Take a look at American post-war politics, daily life and the counter culture.|
|The Cold War (1950-1973)||Discover causes of the Cold War and study US involvement in the Korean and Vietnam wars. Learn more about McCarthyism, life in America during the Cold War and the presidencies of Eisenhower and Kennedy.|
|Protests, Activism and Civil Disobedience (1954-1973)||Analyze President Johnson's Great Society program. Trace the development of the civil rights movement, the student movement, the women's movement and other activism of this era.|
|The 1970s (1969-1979)||Explore conflict in the Middle East, the Watergate scandal and the Roe v. Wade decision. Examine the presidencies of Nixon, Ford and Carter.|
|The Rise of Political Conservatism (1980-1992)||Take a look at American social, cultural and economic trends in the 1980s. Study the successes and failures of Reagan and George H.W. Bush's presidencies.|
|Contemporary America (1992-2013)||Learn more about the election of 1992, Clinton's foreign and domestic policy and Congress in the late 90s. Discover George W. Bush's domestic agenda and response to the terrorist attacks of 9/11. Study the economy in 2008 and the election of Barack Obama.|
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