Britain and America Revolution and a Changed Realtionship

Ref: C3671583

Study of a colonial challenge to a leading, powerful country and causes and consequences for both UK and USA

Course aim

To consider the significance of the American revolution for both Britain - a major power and for the early experiences of a new non-European country

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Have an overview of earlier colonisation in North America
  • Appreciate colonial concerns and attitudes in Britain
  • Have an understanding of why revolution took place and independence gained
  • Compare major constitutional differences between UK and USA after the revolution
  • Have some understanding of the new UK / US relationship from the war of independence to the US civil war

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

Download full course outline

Britain and America Revolution and a Changed Realtionship Course Outline

Enrolment Conditions

You can enrol online if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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