SemesterFall Semester, 2019
DepartmentSophomore Class of Department of History
Course NameAmerican History, 1492 to 1865
InstructorEATON WILLIAM JOSEPH
Credit2.0
Course TypeElective
Prerequisite
Course Objective
Course Description
Course Schedule

Course outline (subject to change)

September 11 - Introduction to Course; First Americans, to 1550; Reading: Watson,



Building the America Republic, vol. 1, chapter 1

September 18 - First English Colonies, 1584-1676; Reading: Watson, Building the



America Republic, vol. 1, chapter 2

September 25 - The Diversity of the Colonies; Reading: Watson, Building the America



Republic, vol. 1, chapter 3



October 2 - Diversity of the Colonies (Continued); Reading: Watson, Building the America Republic, vol. 1, chapter 4



October 9 - Independence, 1756-1783; Reading: Watson, Building the America Republic, vol. 1, chapter 5



October 16 - Building a Republic; Reading: Watson, Building the America Republic, vol. 1, chapter 6



October 23 - Under a New Constitution: Federalists and Republicans, 1789-1815; Reading: Watson, Building the America Republic, vol. 1, chapter 7



October 30 - Market Revolution, 1815-1860; Reading: Watson, Building the America Republic, vol. 1, chapter 8



November 6 - Midterm Examination

November 13 - Northern Culture and Reform, 1815-1860; Reading: Watson, Building the



America Republic, vol. 1, chapter 9

November 20 - The South Reading: Watson, Building the America Republic, vol. 1,



chapter 10

November 27 - Rise of Democratic Politics; Reading: Watson, Building the America



Republic, vol. 1, chapter 11

December 4 - The West; Reading: Watson, Building the America Republic, vol. 1, chapter



12



December 11 - Road to the Civil War; Reading: Watson, Building the America Republic, vol. 1, chapter 13



December 18 - Civil War; Reading: Watson, Building the America Republic, vol. 1, chapter 14



December 25 (Seasons Greetings!) - Reconstruction; Reading: Watson, Building the America Republic, vol. 1, chapter 15



January 1 - Founding Day/New Year Holiday January 8 - Final Examination


Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant

NA



Textbook: Harry L. Watson, Building the American Republic, Volume 1: A Narrative History to 1877 (Chicago, 2018)?

The textbook is available as a free e-book. You may also order a paper copy online.?Download online: https://www.bibliopen.org/p/bopen/9780226300658



Additional reading assignments: from Web or handouts, as needed


Requirement/Grading

Assignments and grading criteria:?

- Participation and attendance: 10% (‘perfect’ attendance policy – 0 or 1 absence, regardless of cause)



- Mid-term: 30%?

- Essay and/or class projects: 30% (details discussed in class) ?- Final: 30%


Textbook & Reference

Textbook: Harry L. Watson, Building the American Republic, Volume 1: A Narrative History to 1877 (Chicago, 2018)?

The textbook is available as a free e-book. You may also order a paper copy online.?Download online: https://www.bibliopen.org/p/bopen/9780226300658



Additional reading assignments: from Web or handouts, as needed


Urls about Course
NA
Attachment

US_History_1_Syllabus_fall_2019.pdf