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2022-2023 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIS 381 - American Revolution and Early Republic, 1763-1815

3 credits
John Adams once wrote, “Posterity! You will never know how much it cost the present Generation to preserve your Freedom!” Americans indeed witnessed great struggles and challenges in this era and fought, often with each other, to define liberty, patriotism, equality, the rule of law, and ultimately what it meant to be a nation. This course will cover the crucial founding period of United States history, including detailed explorations and discussions of the fracturing of the British Empire, the long war for independence, the framing and ratifying of the constitution, the expansion of slavery, and the new republic tested by the dangers of a world at war in the early nineteenth century. The contributions of major figures including Adams, Jefferson, Washington, Hamilton, and Madison will also be discussed in depth. May be taken as a 400 level thesis course with instructor approval. Course may not be repeated if already taken at the 300 level.
Term Offered: Even fall semesters
General Education: This course meets the general education History requirement.