Nov 17

The Recent American Past: 1980s – 2010s

Nancy Young

*This class has been postponed from the originally published date. Please note the new dates below.

The 40-some-odd years from the era of Ronald Reagan to the age of Donald Trump were full of wars, scandals, and major cultural shifts. Though he had his critics, Reagan was a popular, likable president who united Americans eager to recover from the turmoil of the 1970s. The 1980s saw a return to prosperity alongside an end to the Cold War. In the 1990s, political divisions emerged that — in hindsight — foreshadowed more recent partisan cleavages. Americans mostly united again in the 2000s in response to 9/11, but the 2010s brought renewed division. This class will take a look at the recent American past and explore the changing cultural landscape from the 1980s to 2010s examining major events and popular culture.

Take this quiz to see How much you remember about America's recent past?

This class will be held onsite at WIH and simulcast via Zoom.

Four Week Course Schedule | Thursdays
Nov 17 | 1:00 PM
*No class on Nov 24
Dec 01 | 1:00 PM
Dec 08 | 1:00 PM
Dec 15 | 1:00 PM



Class Tuition

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Price is per student. Class tuition is non-refundable.