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Welcome to US History

This class is a survey course in United States History from European contact to the Civil War. You will find links to the lecture outlines to the left. Each lecture covers a key topic in US History. You can download copies of the lecture outlines before or after class. The outlines are not a substitute for attendance and note-taking. They are simply a list of topics for us to cover.

Copies of the class syllabus with detailed information regarding course requirement, objectives, and due dates for assignments will be distributed at our first meeting. For those who did not attend the first class or misplaced the syllabus, you can download a copy of the syllabus by logging into the class Blackboard site.

If you have any questions, I can be contacted by email at


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