Mar 27, 2023
HIST 442 - Jefferson, Jackson, and American Growth, 1800-1848
Election of Jefferson to ratification of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. Examines growth of political parties; development of a “working” and a “middle” class; changing gender relations; Manifest Destiny; Indian Removal; expansion of slavery; and revolutions in transportation, communication, and markets. HIST 442 and 542 are layered courses; students may not receive credit for both.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Identify the causes and implications of revolutions in transportation (esp. railroads, steamboats, canals), communication (telegraph and steam presses), and market capitalism, and explain how state and federal planning either did or did not promote those revolutions.
- Explain similarities of and differences between the first party system and the second party system.
- Explain why slavery expanded and what political, economic, and social consequences ensued.
- Explain why “Manifest Destiny” occurred and what political, economic, and social consequences ensued.
- Differentiate the “working class” from the “middle class”, and explain how and why each developed in the nineteenth century.
- Explain and provide a chronology on historiography (the history of historical interpretation) of either slavery, Manifest Destiny, class development, gender evolution, or the market revolution OR produce an analytical paper (based on primary resources).
Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
Add to Portfolio (opens a new window)