In this course we will examine the early period of the American Republic and the history of this great nation. We will explore the early development of the 13 colonies and travel through history until the American Civil War. We will give special attention to the main concepts that created our nation especially through the documents the Declaration of Independence, the US Constitution, and the US Bill of Rights. We will analyze how the events of these early days of our country have impacted future events up until our present day. We will examine the many political, social, economic, and technological advancements and changes that have built this nation into the most powerful nation on this earth. At the same time, we will not neglect to discuss the many shortcomings and flaws of this early period in American History.