The Early Republic of the United States
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Osher (50+). This course provides an overview of the formative period of the United States.
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This course explores the issues of the United States during the formative years of the republic. Focusing on the time period between the turn of the 19th century and the U.S.-Mexico War, we examine the following topics: Native American conflicts, the American political economy, expansion of Atlantic slavery, women in American society, popular and material culture, religion, and westward expansion. Throughout the course, we analyze whether the United States was becoming more or less democratic during this period.