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ARCHIVED 2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
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HIST 224 - U.S. and Illinois from 1865–1945

4.00 credit hours
An examination of the major political, social and economic developments in the United States from the end of the Civil War to the end of World War II in order to understand the creation of modern America. During this critical period, the United States was transformed from a rural nation of farmers into a nation of urban-industrial workers. In the late nineteenth century, America had little involvement in foreign affairs, but by 1945, it was the world’s most powerful nation. Special attention is given to linking the broader current of American history to Illinois.

Cardinal Directions Designation(s): Humanities, Global Understanding, U.S. Power Structures.
iCon(s): Challenging Inequity, Engaging Civic Life, Innovating the World.

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