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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 and 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: 09/26/2016

Tuition:: $55.00

Supply Fee:: $0.00

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This session covers time period 1607-1775.

5900055

Schedule : Weekly - Mon 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM; starting 9/26/2016, ending 9/26/2016

Tuition: $19.00

Supply Fee: $0.00

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

Room :  Tech 208

Instructor : Richard Venn 



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This session covers time period from 1775-1777.

5900056

Schedule : Weekly - Mon 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM; starting 10/3/2016, ending 10/3/2016

Tuition: $19.00

Supply Fee: $0.00

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

Room :  Tech 208

Instructor : Richard Venn 



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This session covers time period from 1777-1791.

5900057

Schedule : Weekly - Mon 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM; starting 10/10/2016, ending 10/10/2016

Tuition: $19.00

Supply Fee: $0.00

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

Room :  Tech 208

Instructor : Richard Venn 



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Cemeteries are a part of life.  They are fairly untouched landscapes that offer a plethora of information about the community buried there.  What can you learn from cemeteries and why?  Explore genealogy, history, art and more in your local cemetery.

5900058

Schedule : Weekly - Fri 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM; starting 10/21/2016, ending 10/21/2016

Tuition: $19.00

Supply Fee: $0.00

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

Room :  Tech 208

Instructor : Victoria Cosner 



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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 controvers over 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: 09/28/2016

Tuition:: $69.00

Supply Fee:: $0.00

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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 9/28/2016, ending 9/28/2016

Tuition: $19.00

Supply Fee: $0.00

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

Room :  Tech 208

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 10/5/2016, ending 10/5/2016

Tuition: $19.00

Supply Fee: $0.00

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

Room :  Tech 208

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 10/12/2016, ending 10/12/2016

Tuition: $19.00

Supply Fee: $0.00

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

Room :  Tech 208

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 10/19/2016, ending 10/19/2016

Tuition: $19.00

Supply Fee: $0.00

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

Room :  Tech 208

Instructor : Richard Venn 



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This two-part course will trace the history of the Cold War from its beginnings during the Second World War to its demise with the fall of the Berlin Wall and the breakup of the Soviet Union.  Students will meet the personalities who influenced the conflict and will learn the recent evidence that has shed new light on the conflict.

5900060

Schedule : Weekly - Mon 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM; 2 sessions; starting 9/12/2016, ending 9/19/2016

Tuition: $35.00

Supply Fee: $0.00

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

Room :  SSB 2402

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 - Tue 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM; 3 sessions; starting 11/8/2016, ending 11/22/2016

Tuition: $49.00

Supply Fee: $0.00

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

Room :  Tech 208

Instructor : Richard Venn 



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