Catalogue 2019 - 2020

HIST 336 Early American Republic


3 cr.


Junior standing or permission of the instructor.

Course Description

This course examines the creation and evolution of the American nation from its inception in 1776 to the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861. Forged out of the fires of war and revolution, the new United States faced the difficult task of securing unto itself a republican government while establishing a role in the international community. How it did so, and with what success, will be studied through such topics as patriotism and party politics, national identity and American folklore, and the "empire of liberty" and westward expansion. New England's changing role in the early republic will be given special emphasis.