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    History of U. S. A- CSS Syllabus

    HISTORY OF USA

    100 MARKS


    I. Introduction:-

    ∑ From ancient times to 1492
    ∑ Advent of the Europeans to British supremacy (1492-1606)

    II. USA as a British Colony (1606-1783).

    III. USA as an Independent Country (1783 - 1819)

    IV. Expansion of USA: From 13 to 50 States (1820 - 1949)

    V. Constitution of the USA: Salient Features

    VI. Civil War between the North and the East (1850 - 1869)

    VII. Industrialization and its emergence as one of the world powers (1870 -1916)

    VIII. USA’s role in the Two World Wars (i. 1914 – 1918, ii. 1939 - 1945)

    IX. Post 1945 world scenario and emergence of USA and USSR as the Two World
    Powers.

    X. American Role in patronizing UNO and International Organizations 1945 – 2012

    XI. American Role in Cold War and its emergence as the Sole super Power (1945 -
    1990).

    XII. International Concerns of USA: An Overview.

    XIII. The War on Terror and the Role of Pakistan and USA (2001 - 2012)

    XIV. Global perceptions of the USA.

    XV. Progressive Era: Reforms of Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson,

    XVI. The Great Depression and the New Deal

    XVII. Civil Rights Movement

    XVIII. United States Role in International Conflicts

    XIX. US Presidential Election

    XX. US Congress and its Mandate

    XXI. Separation of Powers and Check & Balances



    SUGGESTED READINGS


    S.No. Title Author
    1. The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution, Bailyn. Bernard, 1992
    2. A Pocket History of the United States Commager, H. and
    Nevins, Allan, 1967
    3. Painless American History, Curt Lader, 2009
    4. The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History E.Woods, Thomas Jr.,
    2004
    5. The Civil War: A Narrative Foote, Shelby, 1986
    6. The American Political Tradition and the Men Who
    Made it.
    Hofstadter. Richard
    , 1948
    7. US-South Asian Relations 1784 – 1940: A History
    Perspective,
    Iftikhar H. Malik, ed.,
    2006
    8. The Tragedy of Great Power Politics Mearsheimer, John, 2001
    9. Enlightenment Revolution and the Birth of Modern
    Nation
    Nelson, Craig, Thomas
    Paine, 2006
    10. The USA: 1917 – 1980 Smith, Nigel, 2006
    11. American Colonies: The Selling of North America Taylor, Alan, 2002
    12. White Over Black: American Attitudes Toward the
    Negro 1550 – 1812
    Winthrop D. Jordan,
    13. The Complete Book of U.S. Presidents. William. A. De Gregorio,
    2005
    14. A people’s History of the United States: 1492 to
    Present.
    Zinn, Howard, 1980
    Last edited by Shehzad; 18th April 2015 at 12:53 PM.
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