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HIS 103 - Early America and the United States: Colonization, Revolution, and Civil War

This survey inquiries into the development of American history from the pre-Columbian era through the Civil War and its aftermath. It will explore the major social, cultural, political, and economic themes that dominated early American society. The class will illustrate how America was forged by a combination of cultures and beliefs. The goal of the class is to show the progression of America from a collection of European colonies to an independent nation to two countries divided by war and finally its restoration. Students will be introduced to topics such as: exploration, colonization, Native Americans, slavery, the American Revolution, Manifest Destiny, the Civil War, African American rights, and Reconstruction. Continuing themes will include: individual rights, government control, ethics, leadership, nationalism, state’s rights, frontier expansion, race, and gender.

Credit Hours: 3.00

Course Fees: $0.00

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