Course Description

This American History Review course invites you to explore the history of this remarkable nation. We'll discuss its early Native American roots and colonist settlements; the forging of a new national identity, free of the chains of imperialism; the establishment of the country of the United States as a world power; the national scandals, individual rights issues and other growing pains that consumed and continually persist on America's political and social stage; and the spectacular events and some memorable individuals that have helped shape America today.

Rich in culture, land, people, customs, and beliefs, the United States grew from a country of thirteen colonies, to a large country of fifty states, to a superpower in the world with one of the largest economies. 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.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. -- That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, -- That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.


Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776


  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider

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.

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
Lesson 1 Assignment 50 points
An Introduction 5 points
Christopher Columbus 25 points
Lesson 1 Exam 13 points
Lesson 2 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 2 Exam 12 points
Lesson 3 Assignment 50 points
Lesson 3 Exam 15 points
Lesson 4 Assignment 50 points
Lesson 4 Exam 13 points
Lesson 5 Assignment 50 points
Lesson 5 Exam 11 points
Lesson 6 Assignment 50 points
Slavery and the American Civil War 20 points
Lesson 6 Exam 13 points
Lesson 7 Assignment 50 points
Carpetbaggers and Scalawags 20 points
Lesson 7 Exam 10 points
Lesson 8 Assignment 50 points
The Treaty of Versailles and the Middle East 20 points
Lesson 8 Exam 3 points
Lesson 9 Assignment 50 points
The KKK 20 points
Lesson 9 Exam 12 points
Lesson 10 Assignment 50 points
Lesson 10 Exam 12 points
Lesson 11 Assignment 50 points
Nuremberg Trials 20 points
Lesson 11 Exam 14 points
Lesson 12 Assignment 50 points
Brown v. Board of Education 1954 20 points
Lesson 12 Exam 9 points
Lesson 13 Assignment 50 points
The Iran Hostage Crisis 20 points
Lesson 13 Exam 12 points
Lesson 14 Assignment 50 points
Lesson 14 Exam 14 points
Lesson 14.1 Exam 12 points
Lesson 15 Assignment 50 points
The Final Exam 48 points
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