Mary Rumbell
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United States History

This is a survey course of United States history which will focus on the pre-Revolutionary War era, the Revolutionary War, the development of slavery, the Civil War and Reconstruction, the Industrial
Revolution and modernization, US involvement in world affairs and the world wars, the Great
Depression, the “red scare”, the sixties revolution and the Civil Rights movement, and the Cold War.
Students will have the opportunity to explore areas of individual interest as they research topics for formal papers and oral presentations.