Pretty easy, overall.
This course presents a great insight into the United States past, giving up the patriotism of high school U.S. History classes, and showing a much more nuanced political world in a constant struggle to define freedom, and what it means to be an American.
The highlight of this course was the research paper that was assigned halfway through the class. We were required to utilize the library to coherently understand one aspect of American History, and turn it into an 8-10 page paper. I learned through this one strong incentive for war in the U.S., that being access to land, and it's underlying ties to freedom.
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Advice for students:
Come to class everyday, and take notes on what you find interesting. There are no penalties for not being knowledgeable on every part of the class, but you will have a hard time getting through it if you aren't passionate about one aspect or another.