U.S. History 102

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U.S. History 102

From the Reconstruction through the post-Cold War era, it's time to cozy up to U.S. history!


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Looking to expand your understanding of how we ended up this way? Look no further! Put this subject into your Brainscape library for an efficient and fun way to review U.S. History. These 670+ dynamic flashcards will efficiently help you absorb U.S. History -- covering the Civil War through modern times.

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Subject Overview

Created by a team of top U.S. History lovers and experts, and tested by AP U.S. History students who recently scored a 5 on their exam, this subject:

  • Puts an efficient review of the most important U.S. History facts and concepts at your fingertips in the Brainscape platform;
  • Helps you also learn the context and significance of these critical historical events;
  • Targets especially those issues tested most frequently on HS and college exams; and
  • Personalizes how you spend your study time to focus on weaknesses, while also ensuring that you retain knowledge from earlier in the year;

U.S. History 102 includes 670+ cards across 16 decks organized as follows:

  • Reconstruction
  • Origins of the New South
  • Development of the West: Late 1800s
  • Industrial America: Late 1800s
  • Urban Society: Late 1800s
  • Populism and Progressivism
  • America as a World Power
  • The New Era: 1920s
  • Great Depression and New Deal
  • World War II: Home & Abroad
  • United States & Early Cold War
  • The 1950s
  • The Turbulent 1960s
  • Late 20th Century & Watergate
  • Reagan Era & End of Cold War
  • Post-Cold War United States

From Reconstruction through the post-Cold War era, it's time to master U.S. history!





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Lessons in this Class

# Deck Name Num. of Cards


Beginning with the plans of Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson, this deck describes Northern attempts to remake the South and ensure African American civil rights. The deck concludes with the presidential election of 1876 and the removal of the last federal troops from the South.


Origins Of The New South

This deck describes the efforts of Southerners to rebuild their economy and offset African American civil and political advances in the years after Reconstruction.


Development Of The West: Late 1800s

During the second half of the 19th century, the American Frontier pushed westward, driven by farmers, cattlemen, and the railroad. This deck covers the beginnings of federal regulation, the rise of the Grangers and Greenback Parties, and the push for Free Silver.


Industrial America: Late 1800s

In this deck, the problems and promises of early modern industrial America are explored, including political corruption, economic opportunity, and technological advancement.


Urban Society: Late 1800s

This deck describes the final decades of the 19th century; the birth of Populism, the rising influx of immigrants, efforts at governmental reform, and the cultural achievements of the period.


Populism And Progressivism

Covering the period between the Spanish American War and Woodrow Wilson’s election, this deck spans 1898-1912, covering the rise of the muckrakers, Teddy Roosevelt’s administration, and attempts to counter the monopolies.


America As A World Power

American efforts to remain neutral in World War I, the subsequent involvement of the U.S. in European affairs, and the failure of Wilson’s efforts to get Senate approval for the League of Nations are the focus of this deck.


The New Era: 1920s

The 1920s was the Jazz Age, a mix of the Lost Generation with those who perceived a bright new future of American prosperity. This deck describes the Harding, Coolidge, and Hoover Administrations, evolving American standards of morality, and the cultural influences of the 1920s.


Great Depression And New Deal

The Stock Market Crash of 1929 and the Great Depression provided the impetus for Franklin Roosevelt’s unprecedented expansion of the federal government. This deck describes domestic affairs and foreign policy during Roosevelt’s first two terms in office.


World War Ii: Home & Abroad

Involvement in the Second World War, both abroad and on the home front, signaled vast changes in American culture and values. This deck covers early American involvement in the War through the conflict’s end in 1945.


United States & Early Cold War

In the post-WWII world, America faced a new enemy in the Soviet Union. This deck describes the beginnings of Cold War tensions, and efforts to rebuild Europe and Japan.


The 1950s

Popularly viewed as an idyllic time in American history, the 1950s saw the beginnings of the civil rights movement, continued struggles with the Soviet Union, and the rise of the military-industrial complex. This deck describes the foreign and domestic issues facing the country during the Eisenhower years.


The Turbulent 1960s

The election of John F. Kennedy seemed full of promise to many Americans, but the decade saw tumultuous domestic upheavals, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the struggle for civil rights and American involvement in Vietnam. This deck covers events from Kennedy’s inauguration through Johnson’s Great Society.


Late 20th Century & Watergate

While President Nixon’s foreign policy efforts earned praise from admirers and critics alike, the Watergate Scandal tarnished the Presidency, and America entered a period of economic malaise. The administrations of Presidents Nixon, Ford, and Carter are described, covering the period from 1968-1979.


Reagan Era & End Of Cold War

Elected in 1980, President Ronald Reagan promised Morning in America. This deck details the birth of the conservative movement, Reagan’s foreign and domestic policies, the fall of the Soviet Union, and the Persian Gulf War.


Post Cold War United States

Although the post-Reagan era is not a significant part of the AP U.S. History exam, this deck provides an overview of the Clinton and Bush Presidencies as America worked to define itself as the world's sole superpower.