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PAPER: 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
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

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