American History to 1877 Study Guide

Course Summary

Use this American History to 1877 Study Guide course to prepare for an exam, get help with homework or learn about historical facts for personal interest. Short video lessons make it easy to learn and retain information about early American settlements, politics, conflicts and more.
Create An Account
To Start This Course Today
Used by over 10 million students worldwide
Create An Account
Try it free for 5 days

10 chapters in American History to 1877 Study Guide

Ch 1. Pre-Colonial America {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[49708].percentComplete}}% complete
Course Progress Best Score
Lesson 1 - Native American History: Origins of Early People in the Americas Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1372].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1372].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Mesoamerican Civilizations: The Olmecs to Cortes Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1495].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1495].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Pre-Columbian Civilization: North American Indians Before Europeans Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1373].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1373].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Effects of European Colonization: Christopher Columbus and Native Americans Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1374].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1374].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - New Spain: Spanish Explorers and Spanish Colonies Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1375].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1375].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - The Columbian Exchange Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1376].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1376].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Native American Tribes: Names & Cultures Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[250365].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[250365].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Course Progress Best Score
Lesson 1 - Lexington, Concord and Bunker Hill: The American Revolution Begins Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1396].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1396].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - The Second Continental Congress and Thomas Paine's Common Sense Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1397].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1397].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - The Declaration of Independence: Text, Signers and Legacy Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1398].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1398].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - British Loyalists vs. American Patriots During the American Revolution Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1399].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1399].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - George Washington's Leadership at Trenton, Saratoga & Valley Forge Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1400].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1400].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - The Battle of Yorktown and the Treaty of Paris Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1403].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1403].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Course Progress Best Score
Lesson 1 - Creating State Constitutions After the American Revolution Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1407].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1407].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - The Articles of Confederation and the Northwest Ordinance Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1408].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1408].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - The Constitutional Convention: The Great Compromise Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1410].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1410].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - The Ratification of the Constitution and the New U.S. Government Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1411].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1411].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - The US Constitution: Preamble, Articles and Amendments Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1412].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1412].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - The Bill of Rights: The Constitution's First 10 Amendments Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1413].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1413].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Hamilton and the Federalists vs. Jefferson and the Republicans Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1415].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1415].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Course Progress Best Score
Lesson 1 - Thomas Jefferson's Presidency: Louisiana Purchase, Lewis & Clark, and More Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1421].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1421].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - President Madison and the War of 1812 Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1423].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1423].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - James Monroe's Presidency: The Monroe Doctrine Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1425].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1425].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - John Marshall's Supreme Court During the Virginia Dynasty Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1426].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1426].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Economic Expansion in the 1800s: Slavery, Immigration & Corporations Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1427].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1427].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - American Industrialization: Factory System and Market Revolution Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1428].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1428].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Course Progress Best Score
Lesson 1 - Lincoln's Election, Southern Secession & the New Confederacy Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1462].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1462].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Civil War Begins: Northern and Southern Advantages Compared Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1464].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1464].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - The First Battle of Bull Run: Civil War Blood is Shed Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1465].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1465].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Key Civil War Battles in 1862: Monitor and Merrimac, Antietam, New Orleans & Shiloh Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1466].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1466].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - The Emancipation Proclamation: Creation, Context and Legacy Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1467].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1467].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Civil War Turning Points: Chancellorsville, Gettysburg and Vicksburg Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1469].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1469].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - End of the Civil War: General Grant Begins the March Toward Richmond Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1470].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1470].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Lincoln's Assassination and Lee's Surrender at Appomattox Courthouse Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1472].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1472].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - General George Pickett: Biography & Facts Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[181699].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[181699].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - The Union in the Civil War: Definition & States Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[250391].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[250391].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional

Earning College Credit

Did you know… We have over 79 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 2,000 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.

To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page

Transferring credit to the school of your choice

Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.