John Adams (American Presidents Series)


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  • 8
    Lessons
  • 11
    Exams &
    Assignments
  • 10
    Hours
    average time
  • 1.0
    CEUs
 
 
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Course Description

Welcome to our course on John Adams, the second president of the United States. Unfortunately, positioned between two equally great Founding Fathers like George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, John Adams' own role as a major influence upon the young country is often overlooked.
In this course, students will learn more about this man who, perhaps more than any
other, was extremely vocal and fervent regarding American rights before,
during, and after the War for Independence. A brief overview of John Adams'
early years and his occupation as a lawyer is explored, as is his relationship
and marriage to his wife Abigail, whose influence on John and his attitudes,
beliefs and opinions of his times is not to be denied. Hundreds of letters
exchanged between John and Abigail Adams offers students a bird's eye view of
life, politics, beliefs, and fears of the early formation and development of
the United States.

 Students will also learn that John Adams was an activist, one, who though vocally opposed to British rule, nevertheless actively served as a defense lawyer for British soldiers following the Boston Massacre. Students will gain a deeper understanding of John Adams' political views as well as his contribution toward the drafting of the Constitution, and his service as ambassador and Minister in overseas interests.

John Adams, who served two terms as vice president to George Washington, experienced his own difficulties as second president of the United States, including a quasi-war with France. Rivalries with other great man of his times, including
Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson are briefly covered, and which serve to
display the enormous fortitude, dedication and loyalty this man offered to the
United States of America as she withstood more than a few growing pains.

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

Course Lessons

Lesson 1: The Early Years

In this lesson, we'll cover the early years of John Adams. 11 Total Points
  • Review Article: Life Before the Presidency of John Adams
  • Take Survey: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete Assignment: An Introduction
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Exam

Lesson 2: Abigail & John

This lesson will focus on the powerful partnership of this husband and wife team. 10 Total Points
  • Review Article: Abigail Adams Biography Video
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Exam

Lesson 3: The Activist

This lesson will focus on John's entry into the world of political activism in regard to changes in the times, the attitudes, and the goals of colonials led his beliefs toward the creation of the first Continental Congress and a gradual breaking away from 10 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: Speech by John Adams at the Boston Massacre Trial; John Adams War
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Exam

Lesson 4: Political Views

In this lesson we summarize a few of John Adams' political views, especially in regard to women's rights, slavery, and religious freedom 10 Total Points
  • Review Article: John Adams Political Party
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Exam

Lesson 5: Drafting the Constitution

In this lesson, we'll explore John Adams' participation in the drafting of the Constitution, and his journey down a road that would see him becoming the first vice president of the United States. 10 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: A Defense of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America, 1787; Role in Congress
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Exam

Lesson 6: Return Home

This lesson will focus on John Adams' life as a two-term vice president, and then his decision to run against Thomas Jefferson as second president of the United States. 10 Total Points
  • Review Article: The Campaign and Election of 1796
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Exam

Lesson 7: Dealing with France

In this lesson, we'll focus on some of the issues with France that caused great consternation for John Adams during his presidency, including what became known as the XYZ affair. 10 Total Points
  • Review Article: The XYZ Affair and the Quasi-War with France, 1798-1800
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Exam

Lesson 8: Rivalries

This lesson will focus on the continual rivalries that consumed his political life during his later years. 75 Total Points
  • Review Article: Thomas Jefferson and John Adams Relationship
  • Take Poll: What do you think about this course?
  • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Complete: The Final Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 8 Exam
  • Complete: The Final Exam
146
Total Course Points
 

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Summarize the presidents Abigail and John.
  • Summarize political views of the time and the drafting the constitution, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 

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Course Title: John Adams (American Presidents Series)
Course Number: 8900175
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Course Type: General Education (Self-Paced, Online Class)
CEU Value: 1.0 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
Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
Course Fee: $50.00 (no CEU Certification) || with Online CEU Certification: $75.00

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