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HIST 3311W : The Jacksonian Era and the Rise of Mass Politics
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HIST 3311 : The Jacksonian Era and the Rise of Mass Politics
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The Jacksonian Era and the Rise of Mass Politics
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The Jacksonian Era
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Study of 1824-1850 as an era in American history marked by widespread change. Impact of social and political reforms caused by the growth of the market economy; emergence of two national political parties; and new reforms increasingly focused on slavery as America’s greatest problem.
1. To master the history of the United States in the 1828-1850 period. This will mean learning names, dates and events. 2. To develop analytical skills through the practice of historical analysis and argumentation in written essays and class discussion. 3. To give students a grounding in history from multiple perspectives, including mainstream American society, but also minorities including Native Americans, immigrants, blacks and women 4. To evaluate the way historians interpret the past and analyze scholarly literature and argument. 6. To learn to think historically, to see that the origins of things influence what follows, and to understand what causes historical change and how complex and various these factors are.
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Hist 3311 - Stott - The Jacsonian Era & the rise of mass politics, 1828-1850.pdf
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CCAS - GCR: Humanities
ESIA-Americas GCR (Pre2010)
SEAS - Humanities Electives
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