Course Description

Just as there have been famous and infamous personalities that have arisen on the world stage throughout the ages, America has had its share of notable personalities--ranging from the very good to the very, very bad.  While not always at the forefront of people's minds, it would seem unlikely that America would be what it is today without its "good guys" and, yes, even its "bad guys."

So what makes a person a national hero or villain?  What set of circumstances in a person's life and in the history of a nation need to coalesce in order to bring a person from obscurity to the level of fame or infamy where they are recognized by name?  Why is George Washington famous?  Why is Charles Manson?  How about Jesse James or Linus Pauling?  What makes each of them unique to such an extent that they are now household names?

This course will provide a brief biographical overview of many of America's most notable heroes and villains, along with an analysis of why each one is well-known in our history.  Furthermore, it will provide criteria for better understanding why and how each of these persons became who they are in our collective lives.

 
  • 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:
  • Define what it means to be considered an American hero or villain.
  • Summarize American heroes and villains in early America.
  • Summarize American heroes and villains in the Expansion and Reform Era.
  • Summarize American heroes and villains in the Civil War and Reconstruction.
  • Summarize American heroes and villains in The Wild West and the Second Industrial Revolution.
  • Summarize American heroes and villains in World War I, World War II and the Korean War
  • Summarize American heroes and villains in Post War to the End of the Century
  • Post War to the End of the Century, Part II
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 
 

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
Lesson 1 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 1: An Introduction to America’s Heroes and Villains 9 points
Lesson 2 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 2: Early America 10 points
Lesson 3 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 3: Colonial America 10 points
Lesson 4 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 4: Revolutionary America, Part I 10 points
Lesson 5 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 5: Revolutionary America, Part II 9 points
Lesson 6 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 6: The Young Republic 10 points
Lesson 7 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 7: Expansion and Reform Era 10 points
Lesson 8 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 8: Civil War and Reconstruction 9 points
Lesson 9 Assignment 25 points
Henry Ford Racist? 20 points
Lesson 9: The Wild West and the Second Industrial Revolution 10 points
Lesson 10 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 10: World War I 10 points
Lesson 11 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 11: World War II and Korea 9 points
Lesson 12 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 12: Post War to the End of the Century, Part I 10 points
Lesson 13 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 13: Post War to the End of the Century, Part II 10 points
Lesson 14 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 14: The New Millennium 8 points
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