United States History 1: Through 1877 – Certificate Course

Welcome to United States History I

U.S. History I covers United States history through 1877, taking students from pre-Columbian events through the Civil War. The course introduces students to the major themes that have defined the United States as a nation and culture, and shows students how these times remain relevant in their everyday lives.

This is a self-paced online course. It contains 14 modules, each with multiple lessons that support varied approaches to help a student learn and engage with the topic, including readings, video, and a knowledge-check quiz. 

To earn a Certificate of Completion for this course, you must complete all of the content in the course lessons, as well as earn a passing grade of at least 80% on each of the 14 module quizzes.

Before you start the course

  • Review the Course Learning Outcomes, located in the the tab above
  • Download and review the Course Requirements Document, located in the Documents tab above.
  • Review the Technology Requirements, located in the Technology tab above.

To complete this course and receive a Certificate of Completion

  • Study all of the lessons within each module and complete the Check Your Knowledge activity at the bottom of each Lesson to receive participation credit.
  • Complete each module quiz with at minimum grade of 80%.

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This course focuses on the following learning outcomes. By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Interpret timelines of key historical periods, events, people, and locations related to U.S. History from the pre-Columbian era through 1877.
  • Analyze the importance of context and point of view in historical interpretation; recognize that historians interpret the same events differently due to personal values and societal norms.
  • Identify, analyze, and understand elements of historical cause and effect; recognize and understand patterns of change and continuity in history.
  • Develop journal entries or other written evidence of learning that address open-ended historical questions that can be addressed through historical research and interpretation.
  • Apply terms relevant to the content appropriately and accurately.

Syllabus

You can download a readable PDF of the Course Syllabus

Course Requirements

You can download a readable PDF of the Course Requirements.

 

Planning Your Course

To help you plan out your studies, here are two schedules you can follow to complete this course.

This course is delivered fully online and you will be required to have access to a computer, laptop, or web-capable mobile device – along with consistent access to the internet – to access course material and complete assignments. Review the information below to ensure your system meets the minimum requirements necessary to complete a course.  

PC Requirements

Hardware

  • Intel Core 2 Duo (or AMD 64×2 Dual-Core) processor
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 80 GB hard drive
  • 1024×768 resolution monitor
  • Soundcard with microphone and speakers
  • Built-in or external webcam
  • Broadband internet connection
  • Browser with pop-up blocker disabled

Software

  • Windows 7 or above

Macintosh Requirements

Hardware

  • Intel Core 2 Duo (or AMD 64×2 Dual-Core) processor
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 80 GB hard drive
  • 1024×768 resolution monitor
  • Soundcard with microphone and speakers
  • Built-in or external webcam
  • Broadband internet connection
  • Browser with pop-up blocker disabled

Software

  • Mac OS 10.6 “Snow Leopard” or above

Tablet or Smartphone

Hardware

  • 2 GHz process or faster
  • 1 GB RAM or greater
  • 80 GB hard drive
  • Microphone and speakers
  • Wireless internet connection

This section contains PDF versions of each of the lessons from within the course.  The lessons are available as PDFs and are accessible for most screen readers.

The downloadable lessons are only available to students who have enrolled in this course.

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Course Content

Modules Status
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Module 1: First Americans

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Module 2: Colonization in North America

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Module 3: A Clash of Cultures - Conflicts with the Native Americans

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Module 4: The Colonies - A New People and a New Identity

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Module 5: A Growing Competition - England and France

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Module 6: The American Revolution

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Module 7: A New Nation and a New Government

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Module 8: A New Nation - Growing Pains and Internal Changes

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Module 9: Madison, Monroe and John Quincy Adams - The Triumph of Personalities

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Module 10: A Jacksonian Democracy and Political Expansion

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Module 11: Alterations to the American Psyche

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Module 12: The Irreconcilable Divide: Causes/Issues and Secession

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Module 13: The War Between the States

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Module 14: Rebuilding the New South