HIS 187 - The United States Civil War: Causes and Effects
A study of American institutions within the time-frame of 1815-1877; examination and analysis of Antebellum politics, society, and culture; origin and nature of the American Civil War and the social, economic and political changes brought about by the War and Reconstruction. Approval for SUNY General Education requirement for US History pending.
3 Class Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Describe conditions in the United States in 1815.
2. Describe the development of sectional rivalries.
3. Identify major political conflicts in the Antebellum Period, such as the Missouri Compromise and the Nullification Crisis.
4. Describe some of the major features of slavery and Southern society and culture.
5. Discuss the major ideas of Abolitionism.
6. Identify the consequences of the Westward Expansion, such as the Wilmot Proviso.
7. Describe the development of the Republican Party.
8. Demonstrate an understanding of the significance of the election of 1860.
9. Discuss the life and ideas of Abraham Lincoln.
10. Identify the balance of forces in 1861.
11. Discuss some of the major military aspects of the Civil War.
12. Discuss some of the political, economic and social aspects of the war in the North and South.
13. Describe African-American experiences during the war, including Emancipation.
14. Discuss the Reconstruction and some of the long-term consequences of the Civil War.
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