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American Revolution

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This course examines the American Revolutionary period from 1763 to 1789. Emphasis will be given to the causes of the American Revolution, the military course of the war, the political administration of the conflict, and the cultural impact on all Americans. The course will conclude with the development of the Constitution as closure of the revolutionary era. Topics in this course will address aspects of the political, economic, social, and cultural history of the American Revolution.

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Course details:

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

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    Causes of the American Revolution

    • Explain the significance imperial wars played in shaping American attitudes toward the British government.
    • Discuss how American colonists responded to changes in British government policy after the French and Indian War.
    • Describe the events that led to increased confrontation and tensions between the North American colonies and Great Britain between 1763 and 1776.
    • Describe the social, political, and economic conditions of the colonies prior to 1763.

    The American Revolutionary Moment

    • Analyze the Declaration of Independence in the context of Enlightenment ideas about liberty and freedom.
    • Describe how the Declaration of Independence incorporated new ideas about government and society.
    • Discuss how the protests in the American colonies that took place between 1773 and 1776 differed from earlier colonial protests.

    The American Revolutionary War

    • Compare the goals and objectives of British and American war strategies.
    • Analyze the role of Loyalists during the American Revolutionary War.
    • Discuss the significance of Native American involvement in the war.
    • Identify the major turning points of the war.

    A Revolution for Whom? The Effect on Native Americans, African Americans, and Women

    • Discuss the American Revolution’s economic, political, and legal influence on women in the new United States.
    • Describe the effects the American Revolution had on Native Americans.
    • Analyze the American Revolution’s effects on the status of African Americans.

    Legacies of the American Revolution

    • Describe the government set up under the Articles of Confederation.
    • Compare differences in the distribution of power between the Constitution adopted in 1788 with the Articles of Confederation.
    • Summarize the debates between the Federalists and anti-Federalists.
    • Discuss the legacy of ideas flowing from the American Revolutionary War.
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