In this course of study, you will learn about the history of the United States from its beginning to the period of time called the New Deal.
The study of American history can be a very interesting and challenging endeavor. As a young person growing up in the United States, you should know and understand, perhaps even value, the past achievements and failures of this society. When a culture deeply understands its past, commitment to and faith in that culture is enhanced and, thus, the culture will endure. America is perhaps one of the most diverse societies on Earth. This very diversity causes an even greater need for cultural identification and unity through a shared understanding of our past history. The present is a reflection of the past. Who we are as a people today is determined by the history of those who came before us. By understanding our past, we become more successful in the present and can prepare a better pathway for the future.
The required textbook for this course is:
Joyce Appleby, et al. (2016). United States History Since 1877. Columbus, OH: McGraw Hill. ISBN: 978-0-07-660854-6
The online textbook must be purchased through the TTU K-12 partner bookstore, MBS Direct (see the TTU website for a link to MBS Direct). Once you make your purchase, you will receive your credentials to the online textbook and resources via email, and it may take 1-2 business days.