HIST&147 - United States History II

This course surveys various prominent political, social, cultural, and economic events in the United States during the 19th century. Prominent themes include American industrialization, westward expansion, slavery, the American Civil War, Reconstruction, the Jim Crow South, immigration, the Gilded Age, and U.S. involvement in foreign affairs. Students will participate in daily online discussions and write a series of brief essays. Textbook: The American Yawp, available free, online.


CIP: 54.0102

Credits: 5

Prerequisites: HIST& 146 and ENGL& 101 , minimum 2.0 grade or better

Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer (at Dean's discretion)


  1. Explain general themes of the history of the United States in the 19th century.
  2. Compare and contrast various cultures and worldviews in American society throughout the 19th century.
  3. Analyze the social, cultural, economic, and political factors that contributed to shaping the United States in the 19th century.
  4. Analyze major theoretical issues in the United States during the 19th century.
  5. Evaluate, synthesize, and present 19th-century North American information from primary and secondary sources consistent with field of history standards.
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