American History to 1865

Course Code: AMH2010

Credit Hours: 3 semester hours credit.

Effective beginning: 2021-22


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

James A. Padgett, M.A.





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 behaviors and social trends, using appropriate research methodologies.

SS-2 Identify global influences on social, behavioral, and historical issues.

SS-3 Examine significant historical events.

SS-4 Identify 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-1, SS-3, SS-4


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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