A Survey of Modern History: The study of Modern history is our 4th-year course of history, and typically extends from the Great Awakening and Revival of the 1740’s to the present day. The study of this period marks the transition from the Reformation and Puritan era to the Revolutionary age of the late 18th century. It includes a study of the American Revolution, the Founding Fathers, the influence of the Reformation on the founding documents of the American Republic, the diabolical evil of the Enlightenment and the French Revolution revolution, the Jeffersonian era and the age of Napoleon, the early 19th-century Romantic movement, the Second Great Awakening, the difference between Revival and Revivalism, the American West, the great 19th century Missionary movement, the problem of slavery and the American Civil War, the Victorian era in England, the great preachers and theologians of the 19th century, the Princeton theology, Post-Civil War Reconstruction and American Expansion, the rise of Cults and False Religions, World I and World War II, the Rise of Ideology (Darwin, Marx, and Freud), the Fundamentalist Movement, the threat of Marxism and Communism, the corrupting influence of Liberal Theology and the modern Democrat party, The Cold War era, the Vietnam War and it lessons, Modern Secularism, the fall of the Soviet Union, Radical Islam and the threat of Modern Terrorism, the Apostasy of Europe, the spread of the Gospel in Africa and Third World Countries, Deviant forms of Christianity in the Modern World including: Neo-Orthodoxy, Roman Catholicism, Pentecostalism, Broad Evangelicalism, Dispensationalism, and the Fake Calvinist movement. The study of Modern history is in many ways a study Apologetics and Polemics in relation to the many false religions, deviant forms of Christianity, anti-Christian political ideologies, and ungodly philosophical views that the church has combated since the great Puritan age of the 17th century. For this reason, this survey will focus on the influence of conservative Bible-believing Evangelical and Reformed pastors, theologians, and world leaders as well as the many pivotal events, peoples, and movements that marked this era of history.

 

                                                                        U.S. History                                                                 World History

  • Week 1: Sept                        Before the Revolution (1750-1776)                      An Overview of the Late 18th Century
  • Week 2: Sept                        The American Revolution                                      An Overview of the Late 18th Century
  • Week 3: Sept                        The American Revolution                                      An Overview of the Late 18th Century
  • Week 4: Sept                        The Critical Period (1781-1789)                            An Overview of the Late 18th Century
  • Week 5: Oct                         The Federalist Years (1789-1801)                         The Enlightenment (1760-1820)
  • Week 6: Oct                         The Federalist Years (1789-1801)                         The French Revolution (1789-1799)
  • Week 7: Oct                         The Jeffersonian Era (1801-1825)                         The Age of Napoleon (1800-1825)
  • Week 8: Oct                         The Age of Jackson (1825-1840)                           Restoration/Reaction in Europe (1825-1840)
  • Week 9: Nov                        Growth and Expansion                                          The Romantic Movement (1800-1840)
  • Week 10: Nov                      The Second Great Awakening                              The Missionary Movement (1800-1840)
  • Week 11: Nov                      Revival and Revivalism                                          The Industrial Revolution
  • Week 12: Nov                      The American West                                                The Church in the Age of Revolution
  • Week 13: Nov                      Manifest Destiny (1840-1848)                              The Victorian Era 1 in England (1830-1900)
  • Week 14: Dec                      The States Divided (1848-1861)                           The Victorian Era 2 in England (1830-1900)
  • Week 15: Dec                      The Problem of Slavery                                         The Rise of the German Empire
  • 2 WEEK BREAK: Reading Seminar
  • Week 16: Jan                       The Civil War (1861-1865)                                     19th Century Russia
  • Week 17: Jan                       Reconstruction Era (1865-1877)                           The Lesser Nations of Europe
  • Week 16: Jan                       The Second Industrial Revolution                        The Second Industrial Revolution
  • Week 17: Jan                       The Gilded Age (1877-1896)                                  The Great Industrial States
  • Week 20: Feb                      American Expansion (1850-1900)                       European Imperialism
  • Week 21: Feb                     Theology at the Century                                        The Conflict with Liberalism
  • Week 22: Feb                     Expansion and Evangelism                                   The World Mission Movement
  • Week 23: Feb                     The Progressive Era                                                Alliances before the Great War
  • Week 25: Mar                    World War I (1914-1918)                                        World War I (1914-1918)
  • Week 26: Mar                    The Rise of Ideology                                               Communism & the Soviet Union
  • Week 27: Mar                    The Era of Apostasy (1920’s)                                 European Democracies (England/France)
  • Week 28: Mar                    The Depression Era (1930’s)                                  Totalitarian States (Germany/Italy/Japan)
  • Week 29: Apr                     W.W. II Era – Ideas (1935-1945)                             W.W. II Era – Ideas (1935-1945)
  • Week 30: April                   W.W. II Era -Conflict (1935-1945)                          W.W. II Era – Conflict (1935-1945)
  • Week 31: April                    The Post-War Era (1945-1960)                             Transformation of Asia/Africa
  • 2 WEEK BREAK: Reading Seminar
  • Week 32: May                   The Cold War Era (1960-1980)                               The Cold War Era (1960-1980)
  • Week 33: May                   The War in Vietnam                                                The War in Vietnam
  • Week 34: May                   American in the 1970’s                                          The Fall of the Soviet Union
  • Week 35: May                   The Reagan Era (1980’s)                                        The World after the Cold War
  • Week 36: May                   The Gulf War Era (1990’s)                                      The Rise of Radical Islam
  • SUMMER COURSE: Apologetics and Evangelism in the Modern World