• HIST-4013 Revolutionary and Early National America, 1763-1815

    A study of the creation and development of the American republic from the end of the French and Indian War through the War of 1812 with an emphasis on politics and political thought, diplomacy, and religious and cultural developments. Particular attention will be paid to the emergence of American culture and nationalism, dissent and revolution, the Confederation and Constitution, the development of political parties, westward expansion, the War of 1812, and the personalities, politics and religious beliefs of the founding generation. This course is normally offered in the fall semester of odd numbered years.