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ARCHIVED 2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
ARCHIVED 2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIST 226 - U.S. and Illinois since 1945

4.00 credit hours
An examination of major political, social and economic developments in the United States since the end of World War II to understand today’s America. Early topics include the Cold War and American prosperity, Civil Rights movements by African Americans and others, and the Vietnam War. Later topics include the collapse of the New Deal coalition, conservative responses to social upheaval, the shift from an industrial economy to a service economy and America’s role in the world since the Cold War’s end. Special attention is given to linking the broader current of American history to Illinois.

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

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