American History: pre-contact to the present

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Date
2017-03-13
Authors
Chow, Victoria
Harper, Cara
Raveenthiran, Niyomi
Keyword
United States , Identity , Citizenship , Heritage , Historical Significance , War of 1812 , Canada , Indigenous Peoples , Reconstruction , Jim Crow Laws
Abstract
This course explores key aspects of the social, economic, and political development of the United States from pre-contact to the present. Students will examine the contributions of groups and individuals to the country’s evolution and will explore the historical context of key issues, trends, and events that have had an impact on the United States, its identity and culture, and its role in the global community. Students will extend their ability to apply the concepts of historical thinking and the historical inquiry process, including the interpretation and analysis of evidence, when investigating various forces that helped shape American history.
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