BBN-AME-221
History of the United States 1 (Az Egyesült Államok történelme 1) in spring 2019
Magyarics Tamás, Thu 11:30–13:00, D126, host: DAS (R306)
3-credit lecture, 30 h/term; strong prereq: BBN-AME-121
description & set texts

This lecture course surveys the history of the United States from the 17th century to the 21st century. Students are offered an overview and an evaluation of the events and issues shaping American history from colonial times to the post-Cold War era.

Course Syllabus

Week 1: Orientation; Introduction

Week 2: Colonial America and the Fight for Independence

Week 3: The Federalist Era

Week 4: The Territorial Expansion and the Indian Question

Week 5: Slavery and the Civil War

Week 6: Reconstruction and the Gilded Age

Week 7: The Rise of the U.S. as a World Power; the U.S. in the First World War

Week 8: The 1920s, the Great Depression, and the New Deal

Week 9: The U.S. in the Second World War; the early Years of the Cold War

Week 10: The Civil Rights Movement; the Vietnam War

Week 11: The Reagan Presidency; The post-Cold War years

Week 12: The U.S. in the 21st century

Week 13: Revision

Reading List

requirements & assessment

A final written exam based on the material of the lectures and the assigned readings.

Grades will be based on the results of the final written exam. The exam will be composed of three sections: (1) fill in the blanks (30 points); (2) multiple choice (20 points) and (3) an essay (20 points). The pass grade starts at 40 points of the total of 70 points.