American History 1929 to Present

Course Description: This course is American History from 1929 to 1980. The topics covered are intended to help the student better understand major events and people that have been vital in the shaping of our nation. Major topics to be studied include the Great Depression, World War II, the Cold War, the Civil Rights Movement, Vietnam War, Watergate, and the presidents from Hoover to Reagan.

Course Handouts

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Ch. 26 Study Guide

Ch. 22 & 23 Study Guides


Ch. 24 & 25 Study Guides


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C. Scott Black
Social Studies Instructor
Charleston High School
217.639.5107 (office)