History 1017: United States History to 1877

College of the Siskiyous

Semester: Spring 2017

Instructor: David Bush



I'm glad you are considering taking this class. This is a fun, exciting and challenging course. If you have not done so already and you would like to take the class, contact the College of the Siskiyous Admissions and Records Office to enroll.


Course Description

A survey of American history from pre-contact North America to 1877 with an emphasis on the evaluation of primary and secondary sources in order to enhance the student's ability to critically evaluate various interpretations of U.S. history and gain insight into the historical past. Topics covered in the course may include, but are not limited to: European colonization, causes of the Revolutionary War, the Constitution, the early republic, the rise of American political parties, the impact of westward expansion on the political culture of America, industrialization and economic development, the role of slavery in the American republic, and the Civil War and Reconstruction. Support Hour. (AA, CSU, UC) (CAN HIST 8)

This class also has sixteen hours of lab time in addition to the regular class.

Class Information

Syllabus (with book list) (Revised: January 9, 2017)

Class Schedule (Revised: January 16, 2017)

Lab Schedule (Revised: January 9, 2017)


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