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This series will examine the great conflict that not only gave birth to our nation, but also laid the foundation for future revolutions adn the ideas of governance that are now practiced in many countries today. Students will learn the causes of the revolt and how the colonies eventually prevailed against overwhelming odds.

Start date: 06/15/2016

End date: 06/29/2016

Tuition:$55.00

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This session covers time period 1607-1775.

5900055

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM; starting 6/15/2016, ending 6/15/2016

Tuition:$19.00

Supply Fee:$0.00

Location : St. Charles Community College Location : 
  St. Charles Community College.

Room :  HUM 101

Instructor : Richard Venn 



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This session covers time period from 1775-1777.

5900056

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM; starting 6/22/2016, ending 6/22/2016

Tuition:$19.00

Supply Fee:$0.00

Location : St. Charles Community College Location : 
  St. Charles Community College.

Room :  HUM 101

Instructor : Richard Venn 



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This session covers time period from 1777-1791.

5900057

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM; starting 6/29/2016, ending 6/29/2016

Tuition:$19.00

Supply Fee:$0.00

Location : St. Charles Community College Location : 
  St. Charles Community College.

Room :  HUM 101

Instructor : Richard Venn 



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This four-part course will examine the bloodiest conflict in American history from its origins in the slave trade and the controversy the rights of the states vs. the federal government through the outbreak of war at Fort Sumter, and on through Gettysburg, Appomattox and Reconstruction.

Start date: 07/06/2016

End date: 07/27/2016

Tuition:$69.00

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The first African slaves arrive in the Americas in 1619. The Revolutionary War reaffirms colonial independence from Britain. The Constitution establishes limits on Federal power but leaves open the question of slavery. The Missouri Compromise offers a temporary solution to slavery in the expanding US territories. Lands acquired in the Mexican War exacerbate the tensions as does the Compromise of 1850. The Dredd Scot Decision leaves an irrevocable split. Lincoln's election leads to secession of several Southern states. Opening shots are fired at Ft. Sumter.

5900047

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM; starting 7/6/2016, ending 7/6/2016

Tuition:$19.00

Supply Fee:$0.00

Location : St. Charles Community College Location : 
  St. Charles Community College.

Room :  HUM 101

Instructor : Richard Venn 



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More Southern states secede as Lincoln calls up the militia. Desires of a quick and decisive Union victory are dashed a Bull Run. Early successes suggest that the Confederacy has the upper hand in strategic and political leadership. The North's industrial might gives it an advantage. The fighting becomes bloody in the Chesapeake. The Union victories at Vicksburg and Gettysburg turns the tide in the Union's favor. Grant assumes overall command in the North and begins to strategically consolidate Union victories.

5900048

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM; starting 7/13/2016, ending 7/13/2016

Tuition:$19.00

Supply Fee:$0.00

Location : St. Charles Community College Location : 
  St. Charles Community College.

Room :  HUM 101

Instructor : Richard Venn 



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The Union turns it economic might in its favor. Hyperinflation and other hardships grip both sides, but are especially felt in the South. The Emancipation Proclamation sets ending slavery as Lincoln's aim, but leads to violent draft riots in New York and other cities. The war introduces the new game of baseball to other parts of the country. Prisoners suffer at Andersonville. The South's long-awaited intervention by Great Britain on its behalf never materializes. Clara Barton's efforts help reform battlefield medicine.

5900049

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM; starting 7/20/2016, ending 7/20/2016

Tuition:$19.00

Supply Fee:$0.00

Location : St. Charles Community College Location : 
  St. Charles Community College.

Room :  HUM 101

Instructor : Richard Venn 



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The South's situation becomes increasing desperate against Grant's bloody war of attrition. War weariness grips the North as Lincoln barley survives re-election against McClellan. Sherman's March to the Sea strikes a dagger in the heart of Southern hopes. Lee's surrender at Appomattox Courthouse ends the major portion of the fighting. An assassin's bullet strikes down Lincoln. Reconstruction attempts to heal the nation with limited success while the legacy of the war leaves a bitter taste that lingers for decades.

5900050

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM; starting 7/27/2016, ending 7/27/2016

Tuition:$19.00

Supply Fee:$0.00

Location : St. Charles Community College Location : 
  St. Charles Community College.

Room :  HUM 101

Instructor : Richard Venn 



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Batter up! Do you know how baseball transformed from a pastoral game to a multi-billion dollar business, who were the great stars of the St. Louis Browns, or how the St. Louis Cardinals got their name? Explore the rich history of baseball through the ages. Have you been told that Abner Doubleday invented baseball (a myth) or that it once took four strikes to get an out (true!) Get reacquainted with stalwarts like Babe Ruth, Josh Gibson, Rogers Hornsby and meet colorful characters such as Michael King Kelly and John Leonard Roosevelt Pepper Martin, players who were the idols of fans back then as Miguel Cabrera and Adam Wainwright are today.

5900037

Schedule : Weekly - Mon 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM; 3 sessions; starting 6/13/2016, ending 6/27/2016

Tuition:$49.00

Supply Fee:$0.00

Location : St. Charles Community College Location : 
  St. Charles Community College.

Room :  HUM 101

Instructor : Richard Venn 



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World War II was history's most catastrophic military event, claiming more than 55 million lives and forever altering the world's political and social landscape. This five-part series will examine the causes of the war, the reason for its outcomes and how it has shaped the present time. We will study the personalities who drove the conflict and examine not only the military operations of both the Pacific and European theaters, but the effects of the war on people and institutions here and abroad. Enroll in all five classes and save.

Start date: 06/30/2016

End date: 07/28/2016

Tuition:$85.00

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This session covers time period 1919-1939.

5900027

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM; starting 6/30/2016, ending 6/30/2016

Tuition:$19.00

Supply Fee:$0.00

Location : St. Charles Community College Location : 
  St. Charles Community College.

Room :  HUM 101

Instructor : Richard Venn 



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