Course Description

Without a doubt, one of the most important events in all world history (not to mention American history) was the American Revolutionary War.  Through the battles that were to take place between Great Britain and its American Colonies, the face of the world would be changed forever with the birth of a new nation. The Revolutionary War and the significant events that transpired immediately before and after are essential to understand.
The American Revolution set the stage for the creation of the United States of America, one of the most powerful and influential countries in the history of the world.  Throughout the years that followed the American Revolutionary War, the fledgling nation would form, expand, and grow to become a dominant power in world affairs by the early twentieth century.

This course will describe many of the key aspects of the war: the precipitous events that led up to the war, the shot heard around the world, the Battles of Lexington and Concord, portraits of American patriots and loyalists, the Battle of Long Island, portraits of Redcoat (British) generals and leaders, Valley Forge, the Battle of Yorktown, the Treaty of Paris, and more.  Each lesson will focus on particular aspects of the conflict, drawing to light important facts and other information relevant to the events at hand. This course is ideal  for those seeking review, extra tutoring, test prep, or the non-academic hobbyists and life-long learners.

  • 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:
  • Describe the major causes for the war.
  • Describe the major battles and events of the war.
  • Describe and identify the major figures of the war.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
First Continental Congress 50 points
Introduction 5 points
Why Study the American Revolution? 20 points
Why was Patrick Henry so angry? Who was he speaking to? (See: second Video Discussion) 20 points
Lesson 1 Exam 9 points
Shot Heard 'Round the World' 50 points
The Boston Patriots 20 points
Lesson 2 Exam 8 points
Battle of Bunker Hill 50 points
Second Continental Congress 50 points
George Washington 20 points
Lesson 3 Exam 10 points
Battle of Saratoga 50 points
Battle of Trenton 50 points
Lesson 4 Exam 9 points
Treaty of Paris 50 points
Valley Forge 50 points
World War I in America? 5 points
Lesson 5 Exam 9 points
American Revolutionary Heroes 50 points
American Terrorism and the Revolution? 40 points
Lesson 6 Exam 10 points
The Atlantic Ocean as a Backboard 5 points
Final Exam 32 points
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