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The assignments in this course are openly licensed, and are available as-is, or can be modified to suit your students’ needs. Some additional assignments are also available through the American Yawp website.

The assignments for United States History II are spread out throughout the modules. If you import this course into your learning management system (Blackboard, Canvas, etc.), the assignments will automatically be loaded into the assignment tool. They can be used as is, edited, or removed. You can preview them below:

Assignments and Alignment
Assignment Module
Assignment: Reactions to Jim Crow Module 1: Reconstruction
Assignment: Social Darwinism Module 2: Capital and Labor
Assignment: The Gospel of Wealth Module 2: Capital and Labor
Assignment: The Turner Thesis Module 3: Conquering the West
Assignment: How the Other Half Lives Module 4: Life in Industrial America
Assignment: White Man’s Burden Module 5: American Empire
Assignment: The Jungle Module 6: The Progressive Era
Assignment: WWI Propaganda Module 7: World War I & Its Aftermath
Assignment: The Roaring Twenties Module 8: The New Era
Assignment: Perspectives on the Great Depression and the New Deal Module 9: The Great Depression
Assignment: Why Nazis? Module 10: World War II
Assignment: Eisenhower’s Farewell Module 11: The Cold War
Assignment: Women in the 1950s Module 12: The Affluent Society

The following essay assignments can be used as additional assessment material; you can preview them below:

Essay Assessments
Midterm Paper #1
Midterm Paper #2