HIST& 147 US History II • 5 Cr.
Examines the problems involved in creating a new nation and establishing a federal government. Students discuss the formation of political parties, the democratization of American society, national expansion, the Civil War, and the impact of industrialization. May be used as social science or humanities credit, not both, at BC.
Description starting Winter 2017
Surveys the history of the U.S. from the ratification of the Constitution to the end of the nineteenth century. Topics include Native American-white relations, slavery, territorial expansion, the Civil War, and economic, social and political developments. May be used as social science or humanities credit, not both, at BC.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Analyze and critically evaluate primary and secondary sources.
- Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
- Articulate the influence of gender, class, and race on historical developments in U.S. society over the course of the nineteenth century.
- Evaluate the significance of slavery, industrialization, and territorial expansion in shaping the United States in the nineteenth century.
- Identify and assess the causes and consequences of major political, economic, social, and cultural developments in the United States during the nineteenth century.