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History 210: American History 1
The American Business School in Paris
Paris, France

Subject Area(s) Level(s) Instruction in Credits Contact Hours Prerequisites
History 200 English 3 45 None

The objective of this course is to acquaint students with the development of the United States from its colonial inception through the development and consolidations of its political, economic and social institutions by period up to the Reconstruction following the Civil War.

Because of the amount of material to be covered, this class will be primarily a lecture class. Students will be expected to ask and answer questions concerning the material covered, however, and are therefore expected to prepare the chapters in advance. Students are expected to make 15-20 minute presentations on a topic which has required personal research. Students will be marked on the quality of their presentations AND the quality of the research. Will be studied in class:

- American Before Columbus
- The Old West Meets the New
- Colonial Society Comes of Age; The Road to Revolution
- Launching the New Republic; Jeffersonianism
- The Transformation of American Society
- Politics, Religion and Reform in antebellum American
- Immigration, Expansion & Sectional conflict, 1840-48
- From Compromise to Secession, 1850-61
- Reforging the Union: Civil War, 1861-65
- The Crises of Reconstruction, 1865-77

The Enduring Vision: A History of the American People, Boyer et al, 7th edition, 2010 - Concise Complete Edition, Houghton-Mifflin

The final grade will be made up of a research project (30%), class quizzes (40%), and a final examination (30%).

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