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1 DATE SUBMITTED 4/02/05 CATALOG NO. HIST 120 DATE DICC APPROVED DATE LAST REVIEWED COURSE INFORMATION FORM DISCIPLINE History COURSE TITLE United States History to 1865 CR.HR 3 LECT HR. 3 LAB HR. CLIN/INTERN HR. CLOCK HR. CATALOG DESCRIPTION Survey of American History and institutions from pre-columbian times through the Civil War. Examines economic, social, cultural, intellectual and political development. Federal and Missouri constitutions. PREREQUISITES None EXPECTED STUDENT OUTCOMES IN THE COURSE Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to: 1. Compare and contrast major figures, groups and movements from the periods of American history under study. 2. Recognize, identify and analyze significant recurring patterns, major trends, and the important developments that shaped American society through the Civil War. 3. Assess the experiences of specific groups of people, and evaluate how diversity contributes to the development of American culture from pre-columbian times through the Civil War. 4. Explain and demonstrate the historical mode of inquiry. 5. Identify the major factors leading to the Constitutional Convention of 1787, the ideology reflected in that document, and analyze the development of both the United States and Missouri constitutions. 6. Demonstrate and understanding of how history influences present day ideas, tendencies, policies and developments.

2 CLASS-LEVEL ASSESSMENT MEASURES Student accomplishment of expected student outcomes will be assessed using the following measures. (Identify which measures are used to assess which outcomes.) Quizzes and examinations (1,2,3,4,5,6) Short papers and research projects (1,2,3,4,5,6) Class projects and group work (2,3,4,6) PROGRAM-LEVEL OUTCOMES ADDRESSED General Education Outcomes Specify which general education outcomes, if any, are substantially addressed by the course by completing the Course/Program Assessment Matrix to show the relationship between course and program outcomes and assessment measures. Occupational Program Outcomes Specify which occupational program outcomes, if any, are substantially addressed by the course by completing the Course/Program Assessment Matrix to show the relationship between course and program outcomes to assessment measures.

3 COURSE OUTLINE FORM CATALOG NO. HIST 120 DISCIPLINE History COURSE TITLE United States History to 1865 Individual instructors may order this outline as fits the needs of their individual courses. In addition, they may place more emphasis on some areas than on others. What is assured is that this particular list is covered in the course. Other topics may be added to a course as the instructor sees fit, and as time and interest allow. An *asterisk can be used to mark an item as optional. I. United States history through the Civil War A. Political B. Diplomatic C. Constitutional D. Intellectual E. Biographical F. Social G. Cultural II. Pre-Columbian America, American origins and contributing cultures. A. Clash of cultures in the New World B. Movements of people from Asia to the Americas C. Accomplishments and contributions of indigenous peoples of the Western Hemisphere D. Diverse backgrounds and cultural contributions of African American slaves E. Settlement and impact of European peoples on existing cultures III. Colonial origins and major colonizing powers A. Governing, economic and cultural systems of major powers B. Rise of the Spanish colonial empire C. Founding of New France D. British empire in North America IV. North American colonial life and development A. 17 th and 18 th centuries 1. Virginia and impact on later English settlements 2. Massachusetts Bay Colony as dominant New England colony 3. Divergent roles of Pennsylvania, New York, South Carolina B. Development of specific American spirit and identity C. Importance of agriculture, family farms, commerce and private property V. Causes and impact of the American Revolution A. Coming of the American Revolution B. Declaration of Independence and emphasis on personal rights and liberties C. Impact of Declaration of Independence and American Revolution on different groups in America D. Critical military engagements in the American Revolution

4 VI. VII. VIII. IX. E. Acceptance of a republican form of government Confederation Period and the United States Constitution A. Land Ordinance of 1785 and Northwest Ordinance of 1787 B. Events leading to the Constitutional Convention and motivations of the participants C. Creating the Constitution 1. Major issues, divisions and compromises at the convention 2. balance of power, checks and balances, and distrust of the common people 3. Methods, actions and promises used to ratify the Constitution D. Original content and amendments to the Constitution E. Comparison of the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution F. Comparison of the goals and intent of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution Early National Period A. Federalist era impact on national executive, legislative and judicial branches B. Precedents in United States foreign policy set by Federalists C. First two party system and struggles D. Domestic successes and failures of Jeffersonian Democratic-Republicans: Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe E. Jeffersonian foreign policy accomplishments and failures F. Causes, conduct of, and results of the War of 1812 G. Ideology/impact of key constitutional decisions by the John Marshall led Supreme Court Expanding and Changing United States A. Westward settlement of Americans in first half of the Nineteenth century 1. Families and motivations for moving to the Old Northwest, Old Southwest, and Trans-Mississippi west 2. Conflicts and impact of white settlements on American Indians 3. Importance of agriculture on frontier and shift to the market economy 4. Family life in a typical frontier farming community B. Process of state-making in frontier areas including Missouri C. Sectional conflict in the west 1. Missouri controversies Missouri constitution D. National Transportation Revolution and effect on western settlement and life Economic and social transformations in antebellum United States A. Factors behind the Industrial Revolution in the United States B. Impact of Industrial Revolution on different industries and crafts C. Links between industrialization, growth of the market economy, urbanization and immigration D. Changes caused by economic transformation 1. Emergence of middle class and its impact on American culture 2. Increasing gaps between rich and poor means growing permanent lower class in America 3. Changes in roles for women and the family home E. Reform movements as response to changes in society 1. Religious experimentation and mainstream expansion

5 2. Utopian communities 3. Temperance/Prohibition 4. Women s rights 5. Educational reform 6. Humanitarian reform 7. Institutional reform 8. Abolition of African American slavery 9. Roles of women, minorities, middle class capitalists and others in reform movments 10. Why various groups opposed reforms X. Politics and sectional differences to 1846 A. Second two party system 1. Influence and unrest caused by societal changes 2. Influence of sectional differences 3. Influence and opposition to government actions B. Presidency of Andrew Jackson 1. Nullification crisis with South Carolina 2. Forced removal of Cherokee nation and other American Indians 3. War between Jackson and the 2 nd bank of the United States C. Democracy applied only to some groups D. Major differences between Whigs and Democrats E. Political parties and the issue of slavery in national and local elections XI. United States expansion and policy A. Manifest Destiny and Mission: definitions and acceptance by citizens B. Causes of American expansion into Oregon, Texas, New Mexico and California C. United States annexation of Texas and outbreak of Mexican-American War in Causes of war including United States actions 2. Major battles of War and peace treaty D. Impact of War with Mexico and discovery of gold in California on the nation XII. Growing national crisis A. Slavery issue returns to national politics because of the Mexican War B. Compromise of 1850: background and results C. Kansas-Nebraska act and Bleeding Kansas 1. Altering the debated between free and pro-slavery groups 2. Impact on Western Missouri and the Kansas City area 3. major participants in regional dispute and their motivations D. Dred Scott case 1857 E. Background factors and immediate events leading to the Civil War in 1861 XIII. American Civil War A. Military turning points B. War in the west: bitterness in Kansas and Missouri

6 C. Wartime goals North and South: post-war rhetoric and myth v. historical reality D. Presidency of Abraham Lincoln successes and failures E. Impact of the war on North and South 1. Affect on women and families 2. Impact of congressional legislation on Northern industry and society 3. Effect on traditional Southern society 4. Changes for lives of African Americans across the country

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