Tentative Lecture Schedule

This schedule is subject to change. I will try to consolidate some of these topics so we have time for reviews, exams, and perhaps are able to cover the 80's and 90's.

Week 1

Introduction and Overview: The Rise of Big Business

Week 2

The Wild, Wild West

Week 3

The Gilded Age and Populist Revolt

Week 4


Week 5

Progressivism 1: Roosevelt and Taft

Week 6

Wilsonian Progressivism

Week 7

World War I

Week 8

The 1920's

Week 9

Depression and The New Deal

Week 10

World War II

Week 11

Truman, Eisenhower and the Cold War

Week 12

JFK, LBJ and Civil Rights

Week 13


Week 14

The Nixon Presidency

Week 15

The Tumultuous 70's

Week 16

The Reagan Revolution