Each year on July Fourth, we mark a pivotal event in U.S. history. But students of U.S. History see past the fireworks to the ways in which that event and others have shaped the nation.
You’ll do much more, however, than learn about isolated events. You’ll connect the dots between them. What light can the Vietnam War shed on the war in Iraq? How did the droughts of the 1930s affect the country’s rural character for decades to come? What impact did Jackie Robinson, Watergate, or Ronald Reagan have on American culture? These are just some of the questions you’ll explore as a student of U.S. History, a program typically offered as a concentration area within a general history major.