Session 1:  10 weeks

  1. Introduction; Native Americans
  2. Christopher Columbus / The Columbian Exchange / the Spanish come to America
  3. English Come to America / First Thanksgiving and Relations with Natives / French in America
  4. Colonial America / Growth and Relationship to Britain (benign neglect)
  5. French and Indian War / Prelude to the Revolution/Stamp Act / Taxation without Representation
  6. New Country/ Constitutional Convention / Whiskey Rebellion and the Move from the Articles of Confederation to the Constitution
  7. Thomas Jefferson and the Louisiana Purchase / War of 1812
  8. Industrial Revolution and Reform
  9. California Gold Rush, Westward Growth and the Prelude to the Civil War / Abolitionists / Abraham Lincoln / Southern States Succeed
  10. Civil War / Assassination of Lincoln and Implications

Session 1
Start Date: Friday January 6, 2017
End date: March 10, 2017
Time: Time: 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm in Washington DC
9:30 am GMT to 10:30 am GMT


Session 2:  10 weeks

  1. Reconstruction / Moving from Slavery to Segregation / Jim Crow
  2. Homestead Act / Americans Move West / Indian Wars / RRs/New Inventions
  3. Immigration / Big Businesses – trusts and monopolies / Gilded Age / Labor v. Capital
  4. Reform and Progressivism / Teddy Roosevelt
  5. WW 1 and Resulting Changes in US Culture
  6. Great Depression and Prelude to WW2
  7. WW2 and Aftermath / Social Changes and Civil Rights Movement / Martin Luther King
  8. Cold War – Korea and Vietnam Proxy Wars
  9. US Becomes a World Leader
  10. Globalization / Environmental Changes / Terrorism

Session 2
Start Date: Friday, April 7, 2017
End date: Friday, June 9, 2017
Time: 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm in Washington DC
8:30 GMT to 9:30 GMT


Dr. Sasaki has been a professor of International Relations, Asian Political Economy, Globalization and American Foreign politics at various universities in the US and in Japan. As a board member of Distance Education for Africa, she fundraises and teaches Globalization to the youth in Africa. She founded the NPO, ProActiveNY to create people who think independently and act independently based on their own belief on various social and international issues. She holds a Ph.D. in international relations from the School of Advanced International Studies at the Johns Hopkins University.

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