This course focuses on the formation of the United States and its civilization from the Age of Discovery through the Reconstruction Era. It places an emphasis on the influence of the Frontier, Native American, European and African heritages. It will also focus on the constitutional development of the federal government; the crisis of the Civil War and Reconstruction. In addition we will cover the evolution of the nation's economic system, social fabric and diplomatic experiences to 1877. Dual credit is through Missouri State University (HST 121: Survey of the History of the United States to 1877- 3 MSU Credits). All tuition/fees are the responsibility of the student if they choose to enroll for dual credit. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior; Teacher Approval*In order to qualify for dual credit, students must meet MSU