The United States has gone through a period of rapid change since 1945. America
became involved in the Cold War, the Vietnam War, Korea, and the Gulf and Iraq
Wars. In the Sixties and Seventies, the civil rights and antiwar movements altered
the social structure and consciousness of American society. The rise of terrorism in
2001 brought about major changes which are still underway. Through this course
students will gain a better understanding of the political, military and social history
of the United States since 1945. Students will learn how our society of today has
been shaped by the events of this turbulent era.