MindEdge's History of the United States: 1865 to the Present Learning Resource

MindEdge's History of the United States: 1865 to the Present learning resource presents college and university students with a comprehensive, introductory survey of the major events and historical trends that have shaped modern America, from Reconstruction to 9/11 and the Obama Era. It engages learners with videos, interactive exercises, games, quizzes, and related content.

This modular course can be tailored to your school with webtexts, ebooks, and optional trade paperbacks available. It seamlessly integrates into all learning management systems.

MindEdge's Introduction to American Government content enables students to:

  • Discuss the impact of the Civil War and Reconstruction
  • Track the rise of industrial capitalism and the Progressive response to its excesses
  • Understand the roots of American imperialism and “Dollar Diplomacy”
  • Explore the changes in American literature, arts, and popular culture
  • Trace the development of regulatory and welfare-state legislation in response to the Great Depression
  • Discuss the impact of World War II on American politics and society
  • Explain the social and political forces that forged the civil-rights movement
  • Appreciate how the changing role of women has altered American society
  • Assess the domestic and international challenges facing the U.S. in the 21st century

History of the United States: 1865 to the Present provides a wide-ranging look at the social and political forces that have defined American society over the last 150 years. This learning resource employs narrative scenarios and interactive exercises, helping students understand and explain the past while developing their analytical abilities and writing skills.

There are eight modules in this learning resource:

  1. Westward Expansion and Northern Industrialization, 1840-1900
  2. Urbanization and the Progressive Response, 1870-1920
  3. The Gilded Age and American Empire, 1870-1914
  4. The Great War and the Jazz Age, 1914-29
  5. From Depression to the New Deal, 1929-41
  6. The Good War, the Baby Boom and the Cold War, 1941-60
  7. The Turbulence of Change, 1960-80
  8. American Hegemony and the Challenges of the Future, 1980 to the present