HIS*315*10 Description


The Early Republic


This course explores the history of the early American republic from the framing of the Constitution to the Civial War. The course investigates the clash between Hamiltonian and Jeffersonian visions, the development fo the party politics and a popular political culture, territorial expansion and dispossession of Native Americans, the spread of King Cotton and slavery, the transportation and market revolutions, religious revival and social reform, and the sectional conflict between North and South. Prerequisite(s): HIS 111 or two 200 level HIS courses