Histoire des États-Unis


Birth of the American Nation: Historical Movements and Landmarks from the Colonial Period to the Progressive Era (1600-1900)

Overview of the major social, political, economic and cultural events that shaped what would become the United States of America. The first semester will focus on the colonial period, the Revolution, Abolition, the Civil War, the Industrial Revolution and the beginnings of the Progressive Era.

Compétences visées

- Analyze specific events and link them to major historical trends

- Establish a clear thesis and back it up with concrete examples

- Explore ideas in a formal way in writing and in oral presentations


Lecture obligatoire :

Eric Foner, Give Me Liberty! An American History, W.W. Norton & Co.

(this text will be used over the course of all 3 years)