• Academic Credits: 3
  • Mode of Instruction: Lecture
  • Syllabus:  pdf Fall 2022 (231 KB)

    Syllabus Disclaimer:  The information on this syllabus is subject to change. For up-to-date course information, please refer to the syllabus on your course site (Canvas, etc.) on the first day of class.


    Course Description

    The American Revolution continues to shape the way Americans think about government, rights, violence, and war, and the way the rest of the world thinks about the United States. This will become increasingly apparent as we approach the 250th anniversary of the event in 2025/2026. This course charts the creation of the American Republic from the French and Indian War to the formation of a new national government under the Constitution. We focus primarily on the Revolution itself: its causes, its larger Atlantic context, the way Patriots, the British and Hessians, Loyalists, and Native Americans fought it; and its consequences for the many peoples of America and the new United States.