Feb 05, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HU 4420 - History of the Civil War & Reconstruction

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
This course examines the development of sectional identities in the United States from the period of the early republic and the social, political, economic, and cultural differences between the North and South that ultimately led to the Civil War from 1861 to 1865.  Also examined are the causes of the North’s victory in the Civil War, the rise of the Republican Party as a consequence of the debate over slavery, and the attempt by the Republicans to reshape the South after the Civil War during the period of Reconstruction. (prereq: none)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Describe how slavery created regional differences that ultimately led to the Civil War
  • Explain the economic, social, and military advantages that allowed the North to win the war
  • Explain how the Emancipation Proclamation and the post-war Reconstruction amendments established the idea of civil rights and equality in the Constitution

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None

Course Topics
  • None

Dr. Patrick Jung

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