HIST 403: Revolutionary Era in American History, 1763-1812

HIST 403-001: Revolutionary Era in American History, 1763-1812
(Fall 2018)

01:30 PM to 02:45 PM MW

East Building 122

Section Information for Fall 2018

This course examines the American Revolution from the beginning of the French and Indian War in 1754 until the launching of the new government under the U.S. Constitution. It investigates the long-term causes and consequences of the War for Independence , the crisis of union that led to the writing  of the Constitution, and the conflicts of the 1790s . Emphasis is placed on the emergence of an American identity, the relationship between the people and their leaders, the participation of women in the patriot cause, the role of slavery, race, and Native Americans in creating ideas of liberty, and the inclusions and exclusions of American citizenship. Class will consist of a mixture of lectures and discussions based on primary sources and secondary source books. Several short papers will be assigned, along with a take-home final.


Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Study of formative years of new republic from Treaty of Paris of 1783 to election of 1820. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: 6 hours of HIST or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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