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The U.S. History course contains 168 self-grading microlearning lessons that work instantly inside your Learning Management System (LMS).

U.S. History is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of most introductory courses. The course provides a balanced approach to U.S. history, considering the people, events, and ideas that have shaped the United States from both the top down (politics, economics, diplomacy) and bottom up (eyewitness accounts, lived experience). U.S. History covers key forces that form the American experience, with particular attention to issues of race, class, and gender.

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  • The Americas
  • Europe on the Brink of Change
  • West Africa and the Role of Slavery
  • Final Assessment
  • Portuguese Exploration and Spanish Conquest
  • Religious Upheavals in the Developing Atlantic World
  • Challenges to Spain’s Supremacy
  • New Worlds in the Americas: Labor, Commerce, and the Columbian Exchange
  • Final Assessment
  • Spanish Exploration and Colonial Society
  • Colonial Rivalries: Dutch and French Colonial Ambitions
  • English Settlements in America
  • The Impact of Colonization
  • Final Assessment
  • The Glorious Revolution and the English Empire
  • An Empire of Slavery and the Consumer Revolution
  • Great Awakening and Enlightenment
  • Wars for Empire
  • Final Assessment
  • Confronting the National Debt: The Aftermath of the French and Indian War
  • The Stamp Act and the Sons and Daughters of Liberty
  • The Townshend Acts and Colonial Protest
  • The Destruction of the Tea and the Coercive Acts
  • Disaffection: The First Continental Congress and American Identity
  • Final Assessment
  • Britain’s Law-and-Order Strategy and Its Consequences
  • The Early Years of the Revolution
  • War in the South
  • Identity during the American Revolution
  • Final Assessment
  • Common Sense: From Monarchy to an American Republic
  • How Much Revolutionary Change?
  • Debating Democracy
  • The Constitutional Convention and Federal Constitution
  • Final Assessment
  • Competing Visions: Federalists and Democratic-Republicans
  • The New American Republic
  • Partisan Politics
  • The United States Goes Back to War
  • Final Assessment
  • Early Industrialization in the Northeast
  • A Vibrant Capitalist Republic
  • On the Move: The Transportation Revolution
  • A New Social Order: Class Divisions
  • Final Assessment
  • A New Political Style: From John Quincy Adams to Andrew Jackson
  • The Rise of American Democracy
  • The Nullification Crisis and the Bank War
  • Indian Removal
  • The Tyranny and Triumph of the Majority
  • Final Assessment
  • Lewis and Clark
  • The Missouri Crisis
  • Independence for Texas
  • The Mexican-American War, 1846–1848
  • Free Soil or Slave? The Dilemma of the West
  • Final Assessment
  • The Economics of Cotton
  • African Americans in the Antebellum United States
  • Wealth and Culture in the South
  • The Filibuster and the Quest for New Slave States
  • Final Assessment
  • An Awakening of Religion and Individualism
  • Antebellum Communal Experiments
  • Reforms to Human Health
  • Addressing Slavery
  • Women’s Rights
  • Final Assessment
  • The Compromise of 1850
  • The Kansas-Nebraska Act and the Republican Party
  • The Dred Scott Decision and Sectional Strife
  • John Brown and the Election of 1860
  • Final Assessment
  • The Origins and Outbreak of the Civil War
  • Early Mobilization and War
  • 1863: The Changing Nature of the War
  • The Union Triumphant
  • Final Assessment
  • Restoring the Union
  • Congress and the Remaking of the South, 1865–1866
  • Radical Reconstruction, 1867–1872
  • The Collapse of Reconstruction
  • Final Assessment
  • The Westward Spirit
  • Homesteading: Dreams and Realities
  • Making a Living in Gold and Cattle
  • The Loss of American Indian Life and Culture
  • The Impact of Expansion on Chinese Immigrants and Hispanic Citizens
  • Final Assessment
  •  Inventors of the Age
  • From Invention to Industrial Growth
  • Building Industrial America on the Backs of Labor
  • A New American Consumer Culture
  • Final Assessment
  • Urbanization and Its Challenges
  • The African American “Great Migration” and New European Immigration
  • Relief from the Chaos of Urban Life
  • Change Reflected in Thought and Writing
  • Final Assessment
  • Political Corruption in Postbellum America
  • The Key Political Issues: Patronage, Tariffs, and Gold
  • Farmers Revolt in the Populist Era
  • Social and Labor Unrest in the 1890s
  • Final Assessment
  • The Origins of the Progressive Spirit in America
  • Progressivism at the Grassroots Level
  • New Voices for Women and African Americans
  • Progressivism in the White House
  • Final Assessment
  • Turner, Mahan, and the Roots of Empire
  • The Spanish-American War and Overseas Empire
  • Economic Imperialism in East Asia
  • Roosevelt’s “Big Stick” Foreign Policy
  • Taft’s “Dollar Diplomacy”
  • Final Assessment
  • American Isolationism and the European Origins of War
  • The United States Prepares for War
  • A New Home Front
  • From War to Peace
  • Demobilization and Its Difficult Aftermath
  • Final Assessment
  • Prosperity and the Production of Popular Entertainment
  • Transformation and Backlash
  •  A New Generation
  • Republican Ascendancy: Politics in the 1920s
  • Final Assessment
  • The Stock Market Crash of 1929
  • President Hoover’s Response
  • The Depths of the Great Depression
  • Assessing the Hoover Years on the Eve of the New Deal
  • Final Assessment
  • The Rise of Franklin Roosevelt
  • The First New Deal
  • The Second New Deal
  • Final Assessment
  • The Origins of War: Europe, Asia, and the United States
  • The Home Front
  • Victory in the European Theater
  • The Pacific Theater and the Atomic Bomb
  • Final Assessment
  • The Challenges of Peacetime
  • The Cold War
  • The American Dream
  • Popular Culture and Mass Media
  • The African American Struggle for Civil Rights
  • Final Assessment
  • The Kennedy Promise
  • Lyndon Johnson and the Great Society
  • The Civil Rights Movement Marches On
  • Challenging the Status Quo
  • Final Assessment
  • Identity Politics in a Fractured Society
  • Coming Apart, Coming Together
  • Vietnam: The Downward Spiral
  • Watergate: Nixon’s Domestic Nightmare
  • Jimmy Carter in the Aftermath of the Storm
  • Final Assessment
  • The Reagan Revolution
  • Political and Cultural Fusions
  • A New World Order
  • Bill Clinton and the New Economy
  • Final Assessment
  • The War on Terror
  • The Domestic Mission
  • New Century, Old Disputes
  • Hope and Change
  • Final Assessment

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