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Since its creation, the United States has been connected with the wider world through trade, immigration, territorial expansion, diplomacy, and war. This course examines the roots and characteristics of American foreign policy and foreign relations from colonial times through the nineteenth century, while giving attention to how domestic politics, public opinion, society, and culture responded to and shaped government policies and international relations. We also consider how ideas about race and gender influenced policies and relations with other nations; how the territorial expansion of the United States affected Native Americans; and how the peoples of other nations responded to U.S. policies. Fulfills HU requirement. Also offered through Peace Studies
Donna Alvah
Fall 2023
Course Code:
HIST 243