US History II,
US History II, Spring 2017History 121
January 19 & 24 National Reconstruction and Southern Resistance (1863 – 1877)
EAH Ch 14: Emancipation and Reconstruction 1863-1877
EAH Ch 14: Document Project 14 – Testing and Contesting Freedom
Documentary: Slavery & The Making of America – Election of 1876
January 31 & Feb 2 Western Expansion and Conquest (1863 – 1900)
EAH Ch 15: The West 1865-1896
EAH Ch 15: Document Project 15 – American Indians and Whites in the West
Brian Dippie, “Winning of the West Reconsidered,” Wilson Quarterly
February 7 Rising US Industry, Immigration, & the Gilded Age (1865 – 1900)
EAH Ch 16: Industrial America 1877-1900
EAH Ch 17: Workers and Farmers in the Age of Organization 1877-1900
Eric Foner, Rebirth of a Nation / Response Paper 2 – Due
February 14 & 16 Urbanization & Progressive Reform
EAH Ch 18: Cities, Immigrants, and the Nation 1880-1914
EAH Ch 18: “Melting Pot” or “Vegetable Soup”? / Sports Assignment
February 21 & 23 Nationalism & Empire: The Spanish-Pilipino-Cuban-American War
& the Philippine Insurrection (1898 – 1913)
EAH Ch 20: Empire and Wars 1898-1918 [To P.660]
EAH Ch 20: Document Project 20 – Imperialism versus Anti-Imperialism
Documentary: Crucible of War (1998)
February 28 & Mar 3 The Progressive Era, Suffrage, Labor & Race (1890-1920)
EAH Ch 19: Progressivism and the Search for Order
Andrea Renner, “A Nation that Bathes Together: New York City’s Progressive Baths” (2008)
What are the 13th, 14th, 15th Amendments. When were adopted, what they entailed, results of, etc.
How did Congressional [AKA: Radical] Reconstruction differ from earlier reconstruction plans?
Be able to discus southern resistance to reconstruction [1867-1876]….political, social, & otherwise.
How (and when) did Reconstruction come to an end?
Scholars have said that the “North won the Civil War, the South won Reconstruction.” How did Reconstruction ultimately fail? It what ways was it a failure…It was
ways was it a success?
Provide some examples of Native Peoples of the west & and examples of Immigrant groups who traveled west.
What forces (social, technological, political, etc.) made westward expansion possible?
Describe US Indian policy during the 1870’s – 1890. [Reservation policy, Assimilation, Detribalization]
What was the Carlisle School system and what was the philosophy (or strategy) behind its creation?
Who was Fredrick Jackson Turner, why is his theories on the west important?
Compare and contrast a few examples of present-day Western myths versus historical realities.
How did the Robber Barons of the day monopolize their markets? Examples [Who, what, how]
Define Vertical and Horizontal Integration of Industries. Give examples of each.
How did Horatio Alger contribute to the prevailing social thought of his day?
In what ways was his writing a reaction to the new industrial era?
Give examples of reactions different groups in American society had to the Monopolies of the day. How did Americans react to the new Industrial Era? [thoughts,
movements, philosophies, actions]
Who was Fredrick W. Taylor and how did he impact American life during his time?
What was the Sherman Anti-Trust Act? Why was it enacted, how was it first used?
Name some prominent Americans who contributed to the “Ideology of Expansion” or American Empire in the late 1800’s. Expand upon other contributing social, military,
and economic factors.
How did events in Cuba & the Philippines influence American public attitudes towards war with Spain?
Generally understand the events that sparked the War with Spain. What allies did the US have during the war?
What the territories did the US acquire when Spain surrendered? Why could Cuba not be taken?
Under what conditions did the US grant Cuban Independence? Why did the US hold and occupy other territories instead of promoting independence? Understand arguments
for and against US colonialism??
What gave rise to Anti-Imperialism sentiments within the US following the War with Spain?
Detail some of the many factors which helped facilitate Urbanization in the US.
Define the Progressive Era (1880’s – 1920) or what characterizes the period?
What were some major concerns of this time?
Be aware of some Progressives or Reformers of the day. Who were they and what issues did they address?
Understand the importance of the Plessey Vs. Ferguson (1896) and Williams Vs. Mississippi (1898) cases. How did they impact America for many years to come?
How did the new generation of African American leadership react to growing racism?
What were the competing philosophies of the day? [BTW / DuBois]
Understand how Theodore Roosevelt used the Sherman Anti-Trust to break up large monopolies.
Why did Roosevelt feel that the government should have the authority to break up large trusts and to protect competition?
In what ways did President Roosevelt project American power in the Caribbean, Atlantic and Pacific?
Why was the Women’s Movement and the Temperance Movement so closely linked?
How did this empower women?
How did WWI help women suffragists achieve their goal of equal voting rights? What amendment extended voting rights to American women?