United States History I
05/29/2012 - 07/06/2012
MTWTh 8:00AM - 9:50AM
M T W Th
7:30am - 8:00am
Northridge Campus, Rm. 2111
each day after class, as needed
The quality and quantity of the work done by the student determines his/her final grade:
For the grade of "A", the student must:
1. complete all five unit exams with an overall average of 90% or above
For the grade of "B", the student must:
1. complete all five unit exams with an overall average of 80% or above
For the grade of "C", the student must:
1. complete all five unit exams with an overall average of 70%-79.9%. At least 340 total points needed to achieve a “C.”
For the grade of "D", the student must:
1. complete all five unit exams with an overall average of 60%-69.9%. At least 290 total points needed to achieve the “D.”
For the grade of "F", the student must:
1. complete all five unit exams with an overall average less than 60.9%. Receiving less than 290 total points will insure a grade of “F.”
For the grade of "I", the student must:
1. have a medical excuse certified by a physician, or experience an unforeseen emergency in the final few days of the semester that might warrant the instructor’s further consideration.
WARNING: Acts prohibited by the College for which discipline may be administered include scholastic dishonesty, including but not limited to cheating on an examination or quiz, plagiarizing, and unauthorized collaboration with another in preparing outside work. Academic work submitted by students shall be the result of the student’s own thought, research or self-expression. Academic work is defined as, but not limited to, tests, quizzes, whether taken electronically or on paper; projects, either individual or group; classroom presentations, and homework.
The American Promise: A History of the United States to 1877, any edition. Further recommended is The Bedford Glossary for U.S. History . Read and study the text according to the attached Semester Schedule, keeping the unit objectives in mind. It is also suggested that the student visit the textbook website atwww.bedfordstmartins.comfor access to chapter outlines, practice tests and other study resources.
May 29 Introduction/Syllabus + Ancient America, before 1492 Chapter 1
May 30 Europeans Encounter the New World, 1492-1600 Chapter 2
May 31 The Southern Colonies in the 17th Century, 1601-1700 Chapter 3
+ MAP TEST
June 4 The Northern Colonies in the 17th Century, 1601-1700 Chapter 4
June 5 UNIT 1 EXAM(Chapters 1-4) [Deadline for Make-up Test is June 11th]
June 6 Colonial America in the 18th Century, 1701-1760 Chapter 5
June 7 The British Empire and the Colonial Crisis, 1754-1775 Chapter 6
June 11 The War for America, 1775-1783 Chapter 7
June 12 Building a Republic, 1775-1789 Chapter 8
June 13 UNIT 2 EXAM(Chapters 5-8) [Deadline for Make-up Test is June 19th ]
June 14 The New Nation Takes Form, 1789-1800 Chapter 9
June 18 Republicans in Power, 1800-1824 Chapter 10
June 19 The Expanding Republic, 1815-1840 Chapter 11
June 20 The Free North & West, 1840-1860 Chapter 12
June 21 UNIT 3 EXAM(Chapters 9-12) [Deadline for Make-up Test is June 27th ]
June 25 The Slave South, 1820-1860, The House Divided 1846-1861 Chapter 13 & 14
June 26 The Crucible of War, 1861-1865 Chapter 15
June 27 Reconstruction, 1863-1877 Chapter 16
June 28 UNIT 4 EXAM (Chapters 13-16)
Student Learning Outcomes/Learning Objectives
After completing History 1301 the student should be able to:
1. Describe the European background of New World colonization and identify motives of those who migrated to the western hemisphere.
2. Explain the diversity of English speaking colonies of North America.
3. Describe the societies that evolved in the English colonies of North America, together with the development of unfree labor systems.
4. Explain the economic and political relationships between the English colonies and the Mother Country.
5. Describe the economic, religious and political developments in eighteenth century Colonial America.
6. Identify the wars fought by English colonists in North America and evaluate the impact of those wars, particularly the French and Indian War.
7. Trace the growing alienation of the colonies from Great Britain, which ended with the decision to declare independence.
8. Describe the course of the American Revolution to the winning of Independence, including the significant campaigns and the diplomatic maneuvers that helped gain victory.
9. Explain the impact of the American Revolution on American society and politics and the problems that arose after independence.
10. Describe the restructuring of the Republic at the Constitutional Convention of 1787 and the fight for the ratification of the Constitution.
11. Trace the rise and development of political parties during the 1790s, including the contributing domestic and foreign policy differences and the attempted suppression of the Republicans by the High Federalists.
12. Describe the key events and developments of the Jefferson and Madison administrations, including the attempts to avoid war with Britain, together with the outcomes of the War of 1812.
13. Describe the territorial expansion and economic developments after the War of 1812.
14. Trace the social, economic and political developments of the Jacksonian Era which democratized the United States and transformed the party system.
15. Identify the religious developments and reform movements of the Antebellum Era.
16. Describe the territorial and internal expansion of the United States during the 1830s and 1840s, including the war with Mexico.
17. Trace the expansion of slavery in the early nineteenth century and explain the effects of that expansion.
18. Describe the African American experience under slavery.
19. Explain the events from the Compromise of 1850 to the election of 1860 that led to the disruption of the union.
20. Trace the course of the Civil War from secession to Appomattox, paying particular attention to the social, economic and political effects of the conflict.
21. Describe the reconstruction of the South and explain its failure.
22. Identify the major problems of the Grant administration and evaluate his handling of those problems.