20th Century U.S. History Course 1900-2016
A Political Economy Approach


Choose Free Primary Textbook

Suggested Quick Notes Textbook

20th Century Political Cycles 1890-2015

20th Century U.S. History 1890-2016

US Economic History 1900-2017

Political History 1900-2016

Other Free More Traditional Textbooks 


Additional Course Materials



Prelude to the 20th Century

Political Eras1-3

1) 1788-1824 England's Political Influence Finally Ends and the South Has Some Success in Controlling Northern Business Interests. 

1828-1852  Federalism vs. State's Rights

3) 1856-1892 Civil War, Northeast Takes Control, Gilded Age Wealth Built on the Backs of the Poor, Women and Children

20th Century Politics
Political Eras 4-5 A Progressive Nation Struggles

4) 1896-1928 
Progressive Populism Ends the Gilded Age But Business Power Returned After WW I

5) 1932-Present

20th Century Presidential Elections
Party Control Flip-Flops But Some Progress is Made Rep






Great Presidents


Presidential Courage:
Nine Brave Leaders and How They Changed America 1789-1989
By Michael Beschloss 
Depicts Five Great Modern Presidents


T. Roosevelt took on monopoly trusts
to protect, farms, consumers from high prices.


FDR's unpopular stance of planning for war
 was still elected for terms 3 and 4.


HT quickly recognize the new sate of Israel
in the face of pressure from all sides.


JFK continued to push school integration
despite potential political pressures.


RR hastened the end of the Cold War
with massive deficit spending.

More Book Summaries

Second Chance
Three Presidents and the Crisis of America Superpower
by Zbigniew Brzezinski

American Dynasty
Aristocracy, Fortune, and the Politics of Deceit
in the House of Bush
by K. Phillips




U.S. Economy Leads the Post WW2 World

 U.S. Economic Normality 1945-2016

World Changed, Good Jobs Disappeared

Great Recession 1p or  3p

Wage Growth Analysis

Taxing the Rich 

Current Political Economy Videos



Has Capitalism Failed?

Trickle Down Economics 

Does Income Inequality Affects Growth

Elizabeth Warren’s Blames Oligopoly Power

Criticism of Modern Capitalism

Income Inequality Affects Growth

History of U.S. Economic Growth

Generations and The Fourth Turning
Cycle Theory Indicates Trouble Ahead
by William Strauss and Neil Howe




Political Alternatives

Liberal View
The Crimes of Post WW2 U.S. Presidents- Noam Chomsky
12 Min Video

Changing Contours of Global Order- Noam Chomsky
77 Min Video

Conservative View 
The State of Liberty from EconTalk
 with D, Boaz, P. J. O'Rourke,

and G. Will Hosted by Russ Roberts
65 min CATO podcast



Evaluating 21st Cent

Pass Fail Analysis of U.S. Presidents

20th Century Decade Evaluation

20th Century Decade Ranking

20th Century Winners and Losers

20th Century Wars Were Costly

Most Severe U.S. Recessions

U.S. Political Economy Controversies

Recent U.S. Problems




Related Stuff

Other Free More Traditional Textbooks 


U.S. History   American History (RA) Class Notes

Outline Of American History    


U.S. History

American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America

Political Economy Videos

One Page Economic Issue

U S Political Economy    

U.S. Government and Politics






Suggestions to

author/editor Walter Antoniotti    








Violence Problems

Terror Episodes Since 1900

Recent Terrorism Against the West

Gun Violence Affects Police

Crime and Drug Time in America




Modern Education

History American Education

Leader's Educational Advise

Long Term Testing Results

Changing Education Paradigms

Educating the Class of 2035