HST 202 : 19th and early 20th Century United States History (1820-1920)

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19th Century United States



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Course Description

Provides an overview of United States history from approximately 1820 to 1920, covering the antebellum, civil war, reconstruction, gilded age, and progressive periods. Topics include the Jacksonian era, territorial expansion, slavery and the Old South, the causes and consequences of the Civil War, successes and failures of Reconstruction, 19th-century society and culture , economic transformations, U.S. imperialism, progressivism and the United States entrance into World War I. Need not be taken in sequence.

Course learning outcomes

1. Interpret the relationship between the past and the present, which takes into account social, cultural, political, and religious perspectives in the 19th and early 20th century United States.
2. Analyze primary historical evidence from the antebellum, civil war, reconstruction, gilded age and progressive eras.
3. Identify historical arguments found in secondary sources regarding the United States in the 19th and early 20th century.
4. Construct an historical argument in a written essay.
5. Challenge shared assumptions and cultural stereotypes through discussion, written and oral means.
6. Identify the chronology of events and construct a narrative about some aspect of the antebellum, civil war, reconstruction, gilded age or progressive eras.
7. Identify geographical context of 19th and early 20th century historical events.

General education/Related instruction lists

  • Social Science
  • Cultural Literacy

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