This course covers the history of the United States from pre-Revolutionary times to 1860. Topics covered include the geography of the Americas, American Indians, European and English Colonization, The American Revolution, the Republic, the Jeffersonian Era, Growth and Expansion of the American Nation, the Jacksonian Era, the North and the South and the Reform Age. Woven into this chronological presentation will be the study of the history and role of communication, transportation, lighting, clothing and art.