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History 106: The Civil War and Reconstruction
18 hours (6 weeks).
December 2013 - Present.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: compare and contrast the differing views of the government by citizens, the demographic shift through the country, and the commercial revolution in the 19th century; examine rising tension over slavery in the mid-19th century as well as the Mexican-American War; investigate the birth of the Republican Party, the split of the Democratic Party, the election of 1860 and the successes and failures of Abraham Lincoln; illustrate how 11 states seceded to form the Confederacy and how the Civil War began in Fort Sumter; compare and contrast President Lincoln's and Davis's cabinets, Armed Forces and the various battles that took place in 1862; appraise the casualties of war, the role and circumstances of women and African-Americans in the war, and the various battles that took place in 1863; critique Lincoln's re-election campaign, the Overland Campaign, the Atlanta campaign, the march to the sea, and the various battles that took place in 1864; describe the last 100 days of the Civil War, the fall of Richmond, and the repercussions of the war; and categorize Lincoln's legacy, President Johnson's plan for reuniting the US, Republican ideas on reconstruction and the effects of it, the 13-15th amendment, Johnson's impeachment and the election of 1876.
Major topics include life in 19th Century America; rising tension over slavery; the Political Situation in 1860; the Civil War Unfolds 1861; the War in 1862; the War Continues 1863; the tide of War shifts 1864; conclusion of the Civil War 1865; and Reconstruction after the Civil War.
In the lower division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in History (12/16).