HIST 2700 Course

Division: Social and Behavioral Science

Department: Social Sciences

Course: HIST 2700

Title: United States History to 1877

Description: This course covers the development of the United States to 1877, to include the Colonial Period, the American Revolution, the Nationalistic Period, Westward Expansion, Sectionalism, the Civil War and Reconstruction. This course, taken in conjunction with HIST 2710, will satisfy the American Institutions requirement. This course is offered only online.

Student Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course, students will know:

  • the historical development of the United States from earliest times through the Reconstruction period
    • early explorers and their exploration of the New World
    • colonization by England and other European countries
    • native American relations with European colonies
    • the Declaration of Independence and the reasons for revolution
    • the Revolutionary War
    • the Articles of Confederation and the Critical Period
    • the Constitutional Convention and the ratification of the Constitution
    • the Federalist Era
    • the Republican Era
    • the war of 1812 : the second war for independence
    • manufacture, industry and labor
    • nationalism and Sectionalism
    • Jacksonian Democracy
    • Manifest Destiny and westward expansion
    • the peculiar institution of slavery
    • the tumult of the 1850s
    • the Civil War
    • reconstruction.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will:
  • read and understand the key founding documents of the United States
  • understand the key ideas and events shaping the development of the United States.


Courses Taught Fall 2017

2700    MW  11:00 am-12:15 pm    Caplin, Nathan    
2700    MW  11:00 am-12:15 pm    Caplin, Nathan    
2700      5:00 pm-5:00 pm    Wall, Eric    
2700      5:00 pm-5:00 pm    Almond, Alyse    
2700      5:00 pm-5:00 pm    Jensen, Kyle    
2700      5:00 pm-5:00 pm    Hurd, Rodney    
2700      5:00 pm-5:00 pm    Caplin, Nathan    
2700      5:00 pm-5:00 pm    Jackson, William S.    

Courses Taught Spring 2018


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