U.S. History to 1877

History (HIST)
Course outline



U.S. History to 1877 is a survey of U.S. history from European discovery in the 1400's to Reconstruction (1865-1877). The events of this era are examined from political, economical, military, and social perspectives. Detailed attention will be given to the process of exploration and settlement; cultural clashes in colonial North America; diversity in colonial settlements; the American Revolution and its outcomes; formation of the Constitution and the new nation; industrialization and the movement westward; the era of reform; the path to the Civil War; the Civil War; and Reconstruction. MNTC Goal Areas: (5)History/Social Behavioral Sciences and (7)Human Diversity. Prerequisites: College level reading. Credits: 3(3 lec/0 lab).