AMERICAN CIVILIZATION AND HISTORY

COMPREHENSIVE EXAM TOPICS

  1.  CIVILIZATION
    1.  The Sources and the Birth of the Consitution
    2.  The U.S. Congress
    3.  The Exetutive: The President and the Federal Bureaucracy
    4.  The Judiciary
    5.  The Bill of Rights
    6.  The Living Constitution: The Constitutional Amendments Since 1791
    7.  Puritanism
    8.  Individualism
    9.  Ethnic, Racial, and Gender Identities
    10.  The American West

  2.  HISTORY
    1.  British Colonies in North America
    2.  The Revolutionary War and the Federalist Area
    3.  The History of Slavery in the U.S. The Civil War and Black Reconstruction
    4.  The Gilded Age. U.S. Foreign Affairs between the Civil War and the First World War
    5.  The First World War and the U.S. int he Interwar Years (with special emphasis on the New Deal)
    6.  The U.S. in the Second World War una the Emergence of the Cold War
    7.  The Civil Rights Movement
    8.  The 'Hot Wars' of the Cold War Period: Korea and Vietnam
    9.  From the Great Society to Reaganomics: U.S. Domestic Affairs from the 1960s to the 1980s
    10.  The U.S. in the Post-Cold War Years

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