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Topics: Final examination, Education, Native Americans in the United States Pages: 11 (2376 words) Published: December 4, 2012
United States History to 1870

Dept. Course: HIST202Title: United States History to 1870 Theory Hours: 3 Lab Hours: 0 Credits: 3 Prerequisites: None Meeting Times: As Scheduled Department: Soc Science

Program: Liberal Arts Semester Fall 2012
Instructor: Jere Vincent
Office: Room 311

Catalog Description: The political, social, and cultural development of the United States from settlement to 1870 is studied. Emphasis will be on the development of nationalism, political institutions, sectional rivalry and slavery, and the cultural development of the American people. The course will conclude with the period of Reconstruction. (Fulfills Social Science requirement.)

Course Objectives: To help students develop skills to relate past events to the present
To develop critical thinking skills
To acquaint the students with forces and ideas which have shaped the United States? To acquaint students with the discipline of history, its methods and sources

Desired Student Competencies:
Students will be able to comprehend and describe:
The needs and differences of colonization
The needs and problems of compromise
The development and core of our Constitution
The trauma and legacy of the Civil War and Reconstruction

Required Text(s

America’s History. James A. Henretta, Brody, Dumenil, and Weare. 7th Ed. Bedford/St. Martin’s. ISBN 0-312-39879-4
Doc pkg that goes along with text.

John Stark – Maverick General. Ben Z. Rose. Treeline Press. ISBN: 978-0-9789123-0-7


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Outline of Content be Covered:

Colonial Period
Needs for colonization
Development of differences based on mother country and sectionalism
American Revolution
Differences with Britain
Major battles

Confederation Period

Constitutional Development
Constitutional Convention

Early Nation
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