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US History 1: 1607-1865 – HIS 113 (SNHU)

US History 1: 1607-1865 – HIS 113 (SNHU)

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Competencies

  • Colonization and Conflict
    Students will demonstrate understanding of how exploration and globalization shaped America by analyzing such issues as: the treatment of Native Americans, the expansion of European reach, the Columbian exchange, religious and imperial transformations, Pilgrims and Puritans, European Imperialism, the rise of slavery, and religious strife.
  • Revolution
    Students will demonstrate understanding of the political, social and economic events leading to and resulting from the American Revolution by analyzing issues such as The French and Indian War, the Townshend Act, the Boston Tea Party, the Continental Congress, Patriots and Tories, and The Declaration of Independence.
  • Defining Political Culture
    Students will demonstrate understanding of how the American political culture was formed by analyzing issues such as The NW Ordinance, the US Constitution, The Election of 1800, the Louisiana Purchase, and the westward movement.
  • Defending and Redefining the Nation
    Students will demonstrate understanding of challenges and choices that shaped an expanding nation by analyzing issues such as the Second Great Awakening, the Industrial Revolution, Manifest Destiny and the Mexican War.
  • Conflict and Compromises
    Students will demonstrate understanding of how expansion and deepening regional divisions over economic, cultural, and political issues led the nation into civil war by investigating issues such as: The Fugitive Slave Act, Kansas Nebraska Act, Dred Scott v. Sandford, Lincoln-Douglas Debates, John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry, The California Gold Rush, Bleeding Kansas, the election of 1856, the election of 1860.

Pre-Requisites

High school sophomore

Status:

Open

Estimated Completion Time

1 segment/ 16-18 weeks

Overview

The first half of the United States history survey courses covers the period from the founding of Jamestown to the end of the Civil War. The development of regionalism and its effect on the coming of the Civil War provides the framework for the investigation. Required for majors in history and social studies education with a concentration in history.

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Major Topics and Concepts

 

Segment One:

  • Articulate the development of major historical events in American history between 1607 and 1865 by accurately and clearly explaining their causes, chronologies, and participants
  • Explain the significance of major historical events in American history between 1607 and 1865 and their relationship to prominent historical trends
  • Incorporate relevant evidence from primary and secondary sources to logically support historical claims about America between 1607 and 1865
  • Draw conclusions about the significance of major events to time periods in American history between 1607 and 1865 by interpreting historical evidence

 

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