The United States from Settlement to Civil War

History 7A

Fall 2018
Section: 
1
Instructor: 
Location: 
100 Lewis
Day & Time: 
Tue/Thu 12:30–2pm
Class Number: 
21702
Units: 
4
  • This course satisfies the American Cultures Requirement.
  • This course is an introduction to the history of the United States from the beginning of the European colonization of North America to the end of the Civil War. It is also an introduction to the ways historians look at the past and think about evidence. There are two main themes: one is to understand the origin of the "groups" we call European-Americans, Native-Americans, and African-Americans; the second, is to understand how democratic political institutions emerged in the United States in this period in the context of an economy that depended on slave labor and violent land acquisition.