hst155 | undergraduate

U. S. History To 1865

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This course provides an overview of the social, political, economic, and global events that have shaped the American scene from colonial times through the Civil War period.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

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Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    A New Nation

    • Summarize major debates and compromises that took place during the writing of the Constitution.
    • Trace the development of political parties in the new republic.
    • Describe Jeffersonian democracy in relation to significant events from Jefferson’s presidency.
    • Identify the relationship between the military events and outcomes of the War of 1812.
    • Compare and contrast the Articles of Confederation with the Constitution.

    Antebellum America and Moving West

    • Identify the significance of early 19th-century themes and ideas on American society.
    • Describe Jackson’s approach to the federal government in relation to significant events from his presidency.
    • Describe the exploration and settlement of the American West.
    • Identify the relationship between the events and outcomes of territorial expansion in the pre-Civil War period.

    Civil War

    • Trace the development of slavery as a divisive issue that led to the Civil War.
    • Compare and contrast the advantages of the North and South at the start of the Civil War.
    • Summarize the contributions of women and freed Blacks to the Civil War.
    • Identify the relationship among the events, leaders, and outcomes of the Civil War.
    • Assess Lincoln’s position on slavery.

    Contact, Settlement, Slavery

    • Describe the clash of cultures that took place in North America between the Native Americans, colonists, and Black slaves.
    • Describe the establishment of early colonies.
    • Explain the paradoxical rise of slavery and freedom in Colonial America.
    • Describe the development of regional differences among the British colonies.

    From British Colonies to the United States

    • Examine the long-term causes, philosophical ideals, and immediate actions that led to the Revolutionary War.
    • Summarize the philosophical ideals of the Enlightenment embodied in the Declaration of Independence.
    • Identify the relationship between the military events and outcomes of the Revolutionary War.
    • Summarize the effect of the Revolutionary War on the colonists, slaves, native populations, and women.
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