US Since 1945

Fall 2017 | Juniata College


This course will deepen your knowledge of United States history since 1945. It does not attempt to offer an exhaustive examination of the period, but instead exposes you to central events, major themes, and key personalities that have shaped our country over the past fifty years. These themes include the Cold War, the internal and external impact of war, the civil rights movement, the new role of women in society, suburbanization, the growth of a consumer society, popular culture and the impact of the presidency upon U.S. policies.