Online Class: American History Review

This course will guide you along a path of discovery as you learn how this nation was born, how its powerful Constitution formed, and how it struggled internally and externally as it learned and continues to learn the boundaries, dynamics, and relationships based upon the three ideals of liberty, equality, and the pursuit of happiness.

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  • 15
    Lessons
  • 40
    Exams &
    Assignments
  • 3,449
    Students
    have taken this course
  • 13
    Hours
    average time
  • 1.3
    CEUs
 
 

Course Description

American History Review: Journey Through Time

Dive deep into the mesmerizing tapestry of American history with this comprehensive review course, which delves into the transformative events, influential personalities, and socio-cultural evolutions that have defined and continually shape the United States.

From the harmonious whispers of the indigenous peoples to the fervent calls for independence from colonial rulers, America's narrative is as vast as its landscapes. With a unique story borne out of diversity and unity, challenges and triumphs, the nation has matured from thirteen colonies to a federation of fifty states, further ascending to its eminent position on the global stage. This course aims to not only recount historical facts but also to inspire a profound appreciation for the resilience, innovation, and spirit that embodies the American journey.

Course Highlights:

  • Understand the roots of America's birth and its eventual metamorphosis into a dominant global player.

  • Navigate the nation's dynamic voyage through periods of internal and external conflicts and its pursuit of the cherished ideals of liberty, equality, and happiness.

  • Reflect upon the profound words of the Declaration of Independence from July 4, 1776, a monumental document that underscored the intrinsic rights and aspirations of its citizens.

Detailed Lesson Breakdown:

Lesson 1: Beginnings - 1600 Discover the early settlements, cultures, and societies that thrived on American soil. From indigenous civilizations to the first European explorers, embark on a voyage back in time.

Lesson 2: European Settlements 1600 - 1775 Examine the burgeoning colonies, their dynamics, and the European influence that permeated through socio-economic structures and geopolitical strategies.

Lesson 3: Forming a New Nation 1775-1800 Experience the fervor of the revolutionary era, the fight for freedom, and the foundational moments that birthed a new nation.

Lesson 4: The Establishment of the New Nation Delve into the initial years of the United States: the crafting of the Constitution, early governance, and the challenges of a fledgling democracy.

Lesson 5: The Nation Expands 1801 - 1850 Track the westward expansion, the concept of Manifest Destiny, and the social and economic transformations that came with territorial acquisitions.

Lesson 6: The Nation Divides 1850 - 1865 Confront the heart-wrenching period of the Civil War, understanding its roots, the key battles, and the long-lasting implications on the nation's psyche.

Lesson 7: Developing into a Modern Nation 1860 - 1920 Witness America's industrial revolution, urbanization, and the waves of immigration that added layers of complexity and richness to its national fabric.

Lesson 8: Establishing a World Presence Uncover America's initial forays into global diplomacy, wars, and the establishment of its international stature.

Lesson 9: The Nation in Turmoil 1920 - 1935 Navigate the Roaring Twenties, followed by the despair of the Great Depression, and the measures undertaken for economic recovery.

Lesson 10: Nation at War 1935-1945 Relive the harrowing years of World War II, America's involvement, and its pivotal role in shaping the post-war world order.

Lesson 11: The Aftermath 1945 - 1949 Survey the immediate post-war period, the onset of the Cold War, and America's evolving geopolitical strategies.

Lesson 12: National Identity Issues and Scandals 1950 - 1969 Dive into the era of the Civil Rights Movement, Vietnam War, and the societal upheavals that challenged traditional norms.

Lesson 13: The Rise of the Individual 1970-1993 Explore the cultural renaissance, the empowerment of individuals, and the changing facets of American society.

Lesson 14: A Time of Growing Suspicions and Fears 1994-2009 Understand the post-Cold War era, the challenges of terrorism, and the technological advancements that redefined lifestyles.

Lesson 15: American Lifestyle after WWII to Today Chronicle the modern American experience, the mosaic of cultures, technological innovations, and the nation's visions for the future.

With a blend of engaging assignments, insightful examinations, and an array of resources, this course promises a holistic learning experience. Chart the course of a nation, understand its heartbeats, and appreciate the collective and individual stories that have sewn the American tapestry. Welcome to a journey through time!

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Course Lessons

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Lesson 1: Beginnings - 1600

In this lesson we will begin our review of history with the explorers of the new world. Additional lesson topics: Giovanni de Verrazano 93 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video A
  • Lesson 1 Video B : Introduction Discussion
  • Lesson discussions: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Assignment
  • Complete Assignment: An Introduction
  • Complete Assignment: Christopher Columbus
  • Assessment: Lesson 1 Exam

Lesson 2: European Settlements 1600 - 1775

Topics will include immigrants and their motives for moving to the new world, the formation of new colonies, and the impact on Native Americans. 37 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video A
  • Lesson 2 Video B : Lesson 2 Discussion
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 2 Exam

Lesson 3: Forming a New Nation 1775-1800

Topics will include the events that led up to the First Continental Congress and the Declaration of Independence. Additional lesson topics: French and Indian War 65 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video A
  • Lesson 3 Video B : Lesson 3 Discussion
  • Lesson 3 Video C : Lesson Discussion Video B
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 3 Exam

Lesson 4: The Establishment of the New Nation

Topics will include the drafts that led up to the Constitution, the formation of the Bill of Rights, the platforms of the two party system, and the first two presidents of the United States. Additional lesson topics: George Washington; John Adams 63 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video A
  • Lesson 4 Video B : Lesson 4 Discussion
  • Lesson 4 Video C : Lesson Discussion Video B
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 4 Exam

Lesson 5: The Nation Expands 1801 - 1850

Topics will include the continual conflicts leading to the War of 1812, presidential involvement, westward expansion, and the beginning of The Women's Suffrage Movement. 61 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video A
  • Lesson 5 Video B : Lesson 5 Discussion
  • Lesson 5 Video C : Lesson Discussion Video B
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 5 Exam

Lesson 6: The Nation Divides 1850 - 1865

Topics will focus on how the Nation became divided over the issue of slavery, of events and key players in the Civil War, and the unsatisfactory aftermath that continued to leave the nation divided. Additional lesson topics: Bull Run; Emancipation Proclamation 83 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video A
  • Lesson 6 Video B : Lesson 6 Discussion
  • Lesson 6 Video C : Lesson Discussion Video B
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Assignment
  • Complete Assignment: Slavery and the American Civil War
  • Assessment: Lesson 6 Exam

Lesson 7: Developing into a Modern Nation 1860 - 1920

Topics will include the Industrial Revolution and its impact on the American way of life. 80 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video A
  • Lesson 7 Video B : Lesson 7 Discussion
  • Lesson 7 Video C : Lesson Discussion Video B
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Assignment
  • Complete Assignment: Carpetbaggers and Scalawags
  • Assessment: Lesson 7 Exam

Lesson 8: Establishing a World Presence

Topics will include events that led up to American involvement in WW1 and the more active role of the U.S. on the global stage. Additional lesson topics: Causes of World War 1; Treaty of Versailles 73 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video A
  • Lesson 8 Video B : Lesson 8 Discussion
  • Lesson 8 Video C : Lesson Discussion Video B
  • Complete: Lesson 8 Assignment
  • Complete Assignment: The Treaty of Versailles and the Middle East
  • Assessment: Lesson 8 Exam

Lesson 9: The Nation in Turmoil 1920 - 1935

Topics will include issues involving immigration, religious conflicts and prohibition that took place during the Roaring Twenties into the Great Depression. Additional lesson topics: F. Scott Fitzgerald; Ernest Hemingway 82 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video A
  • Lesson 9 Video B : Lesson 9 Discussion
  • Lesson 9 Video C : Lesson Discussion Video B
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Assignment
  • Complete Assignment: The KKK
  • Assessment: Lesson 9 Exam

Lesson 10: Nation at War 1935-1945

Topics will include the Second World War in Europe and in the Pacific, the impact of war in America, and the atomic bomb. 62 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video A
  • Lesson 10 Video B : Lesson 10 Discussion
  • Lesson 10 Video C : Lesson Discussion Video B
  • Complete: Lesson 10 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 10 Exam

Lesson 11: The Aftermath 1945 - 1949

Topics will include the aftermath of WW II, and the start of the cold war. Additional lesson topics: Senator Joseph McCarthy; Nuremberg Trials 84 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video A
  • Lesson 11 Video B : Lesson Discussion Video B
  • Complete: Lesson 11 Assignment
  • Complete Assignment: Nuremberg Trials
  • Assessment: Lesson 11 Exam

Lesson 12: National Identity Issues and Scandals 1950 - 1969

Topics will include the Civil Rights Movement, assassinations, and the beginning of the space program. 79 Total Points
  • Lesson 12 Video A
  • Lesson 12 Video B
  • Lesson 12 Video C : Lesson Discussion Video B
  • Complete: Lesson 12 Assignment
  • Complete Assignment: Brown v. Board of Education 1954
  • Assessment: Lesson 12 Exam

Lesson 13 The Rise of the Individual 1970-1993

Topics will include the events that shaped the presidencies of Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Regan, and George H.W. Bush. 82 Total Points
  • Lesson 13 Video A
  • Lesson 13 Video B : Lesson 13 Discussion
  • Lesson 13 Video C : Lesson Discussion Video B
  • Complete: Lesson 13 Assignment
  • Complete Assignment: The Iran Hostage Crisis
  • Assessment: Lesson 13 Exam

Lesson 14: A Time of Growing Suspicions and Fears 1994-2009

Topics will include the events that shaped the presidencies during the Clinton years, George W. Bush, and the current President Obama. Additional lesson topics: World Trade Center Bombing Video 76 Total Points
  • Lesson 14 Video A
  • Lesson 14 Video B
  • Lesson 14 Video C : Lesson Discussion Video B
  • Complete: Lesson 14 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 14 Exam
  • Assessment: Lesson 14.1 Exam

Lesson 15: American Lifestyle after WWII to Today

Topics will include American cultural events that held America's attention over several decades. 98 Total Points
  • Lesson 15 Video A
  • Lesson 15 Video B : Lesson 15 Discussion
  • Lesson 15 Video C : Lesson Discussion Video B
  • Lesson discussions: What do you think about this course?; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course); Course Comments; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Complete: Lesson 15 Assignment
  • Assessment: The Final Exam
1118
Total Course Points
 

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Summarize the Beginnings to 1600.
  • Summarize the European Settlements 1600-1775.
  • Summarize the Forming a New Nation 1775-1800.
  • Summarize the the Establishment of the New Nation.
  • Summarize the Nation Expands 1801-1850.
  • Summarize the Nation Divides 1850-1865.
  • Summarize the development into a Modern Nation 1860-1920.
  • Summarize the Nation in Turmoil 1920-1935.
  • Summarize the Nation at War 1935-1945.
  • Summarize the The Aftermath 1945-1949.
  • Summarize the National Identity Issues and Scandals 1950-1969.
  • Summarize the Rise of the Individual 1970-1993.
  • Summarize the Time of Growing Suspicions and Fears 1994-2008.
  • Summarize the American Lifestyle after WWII to Today.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 

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Course Title: American History Review
Course Number: 32962
Lessons Rating: 4.5 / 5 Stars (1,829 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, and Washington.
Last Updated: October 2023
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 1.3 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Course Fee: $120.00 U.S. dollars

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