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HIST 2100 - History of the United States to 1877

Credit Hours: 4.00

Prerequisites: None

(formerly HIST 2300)

Broad historical view of development of the United States before 1877.

Billable Contact Hours: 4

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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.


  1. Discuss the arrival of the Native Americans.
  2. Discuss the early exploration and settlement of the Spanish Colonies.
  3. Discuss the establishment of the British North America colonies.
  4. Discuss the dynamics involved with Indentured Servitude and African Slavery.
  5. 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.


  1. Explain the road to this successful rebellion within the British Empire.
  2. Explain the social, economic, and political dynamics of the American Revolution (1775-1783).
  3. Explain the philosophical and social significance of the Revolutionary Movement.
  4. 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).


  1. Examine the crises experienced within the new nation.
  2. Examine the nature of the Constitution of 1787.
  3. Examine the spread of popular democracy and enfranchisement.
  4. 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.


  1. Discuss the development of the slave based-Southern economy and early manufacturing Northern economy.
  2. Discuss the political partisanship leading up to the Civil War.
  3. Discuss the blossoming Abolitionist movement.
  4. Discuss the effects of modernization upon the antebellum United States.
  5. Discuss the varied faces of civil strife and eventual end to chattel slavery.
  6. Discuss the specific approaches towards postwar Redemption and Reconstruction.

  • 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:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
Information Literacy: YES

  1. The Pre-Columbus Native Americans/Indigenous Peoples
  2. The Colonization of New Spain
  3. The Establishment of the British North American Colonies 1600-early 1700s
  4. The Realities of Indentured Servitude and African Slavery 1600-1800s
  5. The Road to Resistance, Rebellion, and Open Revolution 1760s-1780
  6. The American Revolution 1775-1783
  7. The Early American Republic 1780-1800
  8. The Rise of the Jeffersonians 1800-1820
  9. The War of 1812 and the Emergence of American Nationalism 1810-1830
  10. The Jacksonian Era 1820-1840
  11. The Mexican War Era 1840-1850
  12. The Slippery Slope towards Civil War and Succession 1850-1860
  13. The American Civil War Era 1860-1865
  14. Reconstruction and Redemption 1865-1877

Primary Faculty
Placco, Michael
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Williams-Chehmani, Angie
Pritchett, Marie

Primary Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088

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