The American Century: The History of the United States, 1945-2000
Queen Mary, University of London
Area of Study
American Studies, History
Taught In English
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units6
Hours & Credits
This module examines the major developments in United States history in the twentieth century. The general
issues to be explored include the domestic cycles of conservatism and liberalism in America, and on the world
stage, the rise of the United States to superpower status. Specific topics to be covered include World Wars I
and II, the Jazz Age, the New Deal, civil rights, and the Vietnam War. The roles played by particular
individuals, such as Theodore Roosevelt, John Kennedy and Martin Luther King, will also be examined.
Assessment: 50.0% Coursework, 50.0% Examination
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