{[ promptMessage ]}

Bookmark it

{[ promptMessage ]}

Lecture 1 - CW and American Nation State

Lecture 1 - CW and American Nation State - The Civil War...

Info icon This preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: The Civil War and the American Nation A Note on Powerpoints Powerpoints that accompany lectures are not all­inclusive – You still need to take notes – They serve as outlines, to help organize your notes They will be posted on Blackboard after each class session Central Concept What kind of nation is America, and will America become? This is the central question of this course. Outline How did differing interpretations of the American nation lead to the Civil War? Main Points – What is a Nation? Enlightenment philosophy – The American Nation Republicanism – Nationalism and the Civil War Sectional Definitions of Republicanism Increasing Tension Development of Sectional Nationalisms Discussion – Why Fight in the Civil War? Goals for this Lecture What is a nation? What kind of nation was America at its founding? How did different regions define the American nation differently? How did these differing definitions lead to conflict? What was the Civil War About? Harper’s Weekly, Jan 26, 1861 – First Shot of the Civil War What is a Nation? Definition History of “nation” – Original meanings – Enlightenment Modern nations – Enlightenment Republicanism Justification for revolution The American Nation – – Founding ideals Early conflict Sectional Definitions of the Nation Economics – Labor – Economic independence – Property rights Power of the individual states Increasing Tension States rights – Nullification crisis Westward Expansion – Missouri Compromise – Mexican­American War – Kansas­Nebraska Crisis Development of Sectional Nationalisms Northern nationalism Southern nationalism Claims to the most legitimate nationalism – Ideals of the American Revolution – Ideals of international revolutions and nationalist movements Nationalisms in conflict – Election of 1860 – New and separate nation Discussion How do these letters fit with the beliefs I discussed earlier? What kind of nation were these men fighting for? Next Week Monday – no class (MLK Jr Day of Service) Wednesday – Reconstruction and the Lost Cause Readings – Q&A: The Myths of Reconstruction. From “Plantations in Ruins,” Reconstruction: The Second Civil War, The American Experience, PBS http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/reconstruction/plan tation/sf_myths.html – Textbook ch. 15 ...
View Full Document

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern