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The U.S. Revolutionary Era

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An examination of the U.S. colonial revolution and early national period, this course explores the social, cultural and political history of Great Britain's North American colonies on the eve of the Revolution; the military course of the Revolutionary War; the formation of the U.S. Constitution; and selected topics in early national politics and culture. Particular attention will be paid to social diversity, from Native Americans, African-Americans, women, and the common soldier to well-known leaders such as Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, and George Washington. Cross-referenced with History 324.