Causes of the American Civil War

Course Title:  Causes of the American Civil War

Course #19W03

Dates:  Wednesdays, Feb. 20 – March 13, 2019

Time:  3:30-5:30 PM

Location:  Room 430, Hurley School, 5503 W Range View Dr., Hurley, WI

Course Fee: $35 (minus $5 if received by February 6)

Course Description:

This class will examine the roots of the American Civil War from the founding of the country through the antebellum period.  Particular attention will be paid to the development of the U.S. Constitution and the expansion of the country as it created a nation which was increasingly becoming divided.  The class will definitely explain the confusing controversies which created the conflict that developed following the Presidential election of 1860 and the ascension of Abraham Lincoln.

Course structure:  The course will be given in _4__ sessions, each _2__ hours long

Requirements: Only an interest in the topic.

Instructor: Chris Kelly is in his 32nd year of teaching U.S. History in the Hurley School District.  He holds a Bachelor’s degree in History as well as 35 graduate credits in U.S. History. He is a member of Phi Alpha Theta, the History honors society. Chris also holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration.  

Chris has been active with local theatre groups as both a performer and a director as well as a member of the Chamber Singers. Chris is married to Ricky and they have six children.

The Causes of the American Civil War will be his third Fe U class. He also taught the Civil Rights Movement in America, and Examining the Holocaust.