American History to 1865

Course Code: AMH2010

Credit Hours: 3 semester hours credit.

Effective beginning: Fall 2020


Course Description:
A general survey of the development of the United State from the period of discovery and exploration through the Civil War

Course Details


Robert L. Ivey, M.S.

Richard Ivey, M.S.

Mary McClendon, MAT

Levester Ramsey, Jr., Ed.S.




Required textbooks/ course materials:

Shi, David Emory. America: A Narrative History-Brief-W/Reg.Card. 11th Ed. New York, NY: W.W. Norton, 2019 Print. ISBN: 9780393668957


Assignment/course outline:

See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

SS-1 Identify theories, hypotheses and research methodologies that behavioral scientists use to explain, investigate and predict behaviors and social trends.

SS-2 Use appropriate social and behavioral science investigation techniques to analyze contemporary issues in public policy.

SS-3 Identify and investigate interdisciplinary courses in the social and behavioral sciences, such as, history, criminal justice, economics, etc. and establish how these courses are inter-related from a global perspective.

SS-4 Create and utilize current technologies in developing oral and written presentations on topics relevant to subject matter under the auspices of social and behavioral sciences.

SS-5 Identify fundamental modalities used to promote understanding of differences and commonalities within diverse cultures.


Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods

Show the progression of American History from its first people through the Civil War.

Compare the differences and similarities in the cultures of Africans, Indians, and Europeans that sometimes caused conflicts when the cultures met in America.

SS-3, SS-4, SS-5

SS-1, SS-3, SS-5


Tests, Writing Assignments



  • Read all assigned materials.
  • Attend and participate in class discussions.
  • Complete study guides and notes from class discussions and lectures.

Courses taught under the auspices of the Social and Behavioral Sciences will include an oral component, oral presentations and/or classroom discussions. Note: Online and Distance Learning courses will not contain the oral component.

Chapters are as follows:

  1. The Collision of Cultures
  2. England's Colonies
  3. Colonia Ways of Life
  4. From Colonies to States
  5. The American Revolution: 1776-83
  6. Strengthening the New Nation
  7. The Early Republic: 1800-15
  8. The Emergence of a Market Economy: 1815-50
  9. The Nationalism and Sectionalism: 1815-28
  10. The Jacksonian Era: 1828-40
  11. The South, Slavery, and King Cotton: 1800-60
  12. Religion, Romanticism, and Reform: 1800-60
  13. Western Expansion: 1830-48
  14. The Gathering Storm: 1848-60
  15. The War of the Union: 1861-65
  16. The Era of Reconstruction: 1865-77





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