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.
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- 6 Months to Complete
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- Accredited CEUs
- 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.
|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|