Montgomery College 2024-2025 Catalog 
    Jul 22, 2024  
Montgomery College 2024-2025 Catalog
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HIST 200 - History of the United States, a Survey Course: from Colonial Times to 1865


One of two related courses (with HIST 201 ), which may be taken in either order. European exploration, settlement, and culture in the British North American colonies; movement for independence and constitutional government; foreign relations and foreign policy; efforts toward a more democratic and egalitarian society; social, cultural, and intellectual growth in the new republic; Western expansion and economic development; conflict over slavery and the nature of the union; the Civil War. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 011 . Three hours lecture/discussion each week.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

  • Compare and contrast indigenous and European societies and cultures.
  • Describe the processes of conquest and colonization in the ‘New World.’
  • Trace the evolution of slavery and other labor systems as increasingly contentious political issues.
  • Explain the factors and ideas leading to American independence and the formation of the United States.
  • Explicate the various causes and consequences of national expansion, sectionalism, and the Civil War.

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