This Advanced Placement course explores the history of the United States from the late 1800s to the present. Topics include industrialization, America entering the world stage, World War I, the Great Depression, the New Deal, World War II, the Cold War, the turbulent 1960s, the crisis of authority in the 1970s, the Age of Reagan (1980s), and globalization. This course will also prepare you for the AP United States History exam by helping you practice skills associated with the exam, such as writing essays and answering questions on core topics. This course is the second of a two-part series on AP U.S. History.