The American Revolution
Examines the American Revolution broadly, from 1763-1815. It examines the sources of conflict in Britain’s North American empire, the decision of thirteen British colonies to seek independence, and the gradual emergence of a distinct American national identity. It also explores the progress of the war on the military front and the efforts to secure and stabilize the Revolution by political means in the years after independence was achieved. The course ends with a discussion of the War of 1812 as an epilogue to the American Revolution.