HIS 314: The American Revolution

Class Program
Credits 3

A study of the era of the American Revolution, beginning with the French and Indian War and continuing to the War of 1812. Students will learn about the place of the thirteen colonies in the British Empire, the causes of the American Revolution, the course of the Revolutionary War, and the birth of a new nation under the Articles of Confederation and the U.S. Constitution. The course will consider whether the Revolution was a radical event, and explore the period from a variety of perspectives, including the Founding Fathers, common soldiers, women, African Americans, and American Indians.