HIST 2100 - History of the United States to 1877
Credit Hours: 4.00
(formerly HIST 2300)
Broad historical view of development of the United States before 1877.
Billable Contact Hours: 4
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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the varied faces of the North American/US Population from Pre-Columbus times through to the Civil War Era.
- Discuss the arrival of the Native Americans.
- Discuss the early exploration and settlement of the Spanish Colonies.
- Discuss the establishment of the British North America colonies.
- Discuss the dynamics involved with Indentured Servitude and African Slavery.
- Discuss the settlement of Euro-American settlements, states, and etc
Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the rise of the American nation amidst a European backdrop.
- Explain the road to this successful rebellion within the British Empire.
- Explain the social, economic, and political dynamics of the American Revolution (1775-1783).
- Explain the philosophical and social significance of the Revolutionary Movement.
- Explain the varied military actions occurring during the War for Independence.
Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the initial instability and then later stabilization of the Early Republic (1780-1860).
- Examine the crises experienced within the new nation.
- Examine the nature of the Constitution of 1787.
- Examine the spread of popular democracy and enfranchisement.
- Examine the motivation for territorial expansion.
Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the nature of Antebellum United States history leading to civil war.
- Discuss the development of the slave based-Southern economy and early manufacturing Northern economy.
- Discuss the political partisanship leading up to the Civil War.
- Discuss the blossoming Abolitionist movement.
- Discuss the effects of modernization upon the antebellum United States.
- Discuss the varied faces of civil strife and eventual end to chattel slavery.
- Discuss the specific approaches towards postwar Redemption and Reconstruction.
COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.
CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
Information Literacy: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
- The Pre-Columbus Native Americans/Indigenous Peoples
- The Colonization of New Spain
- The Establishment of the British North American Colonies 1600-early 1700s
- The Realities of Indentured Servitude and African Slavery 1600-1800s
- The Road to Resistance, Rebellion, and Open Revolution 1760s-1780
- The American Revolution 1775-1783
- The Early American Republic 1780-1800
- The Rise of the Jeffersonians 1800-1820
- The War of 1812 and the Emergence of American Nationalism 1810-1830
- The Jacksonian Era 1820-1840
- The Mexican War Era 1840-1850
- The Slippery Slope towards Civil War and Succession 1850-1860
- The American Civil War Era 1860-1865
- Reconstruction and Redemption 1865-1877
Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088
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