HIST& 146: US History I

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Social Science

A general history of the United States from the earliest indigenous societies and cultures to the end of the American Civil War. The primary focus of this course is to chart the development American society, culture, and politics. Additionally, the course attempts to stress the diversity of cultures and peoples found in the United States and the impact of this diversity upon the development of American history.

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  • Historical Perspective
  • Scope and Methodology
  • Historical Themes
  • Native American Cultures
  • Exploring the Americas
  • Colonizing the Americas
  • Religion in American Colonial History
  • The American colonies and the British Empire
  • The French and Indian Wars
  • The Causes and Origins of the American Revolution
  • The War for American Independence
  • The New Nation
  • The Constitutional Convention and the U.S. Constitution
  • The Early American Republic
  • The Jeffersonian Era
  • War of 1812
  • Westward Expansion
  • Indian Removal
  • The Establishment of the Treaty and Reservation System
  • The Creation of the American Empire and U.S. Imperialism
  • The War with Mexico
  • Abolition Movements
  • Antebellum South
  • Origin and general causes of the Civil War
  • Civil War