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American History to 1877 Study Guide

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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.
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10 chapters in American History to 1877 Study Guide

Ch 1. Pre-Colonial America {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[49708].percentComplete}}% complete
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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
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Lesson 1 - The Settlement of Jamestown Colony Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1379].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1379].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - The Mayflower and the Plymouth Rock Settlement Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1381].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1381].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - The Puritans and the Founding of the New England Colonies Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1485].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1485].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - The 13 Colonies: Life in Early America Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1384].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1384].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Rise of Slave Trade: Black History in Colonial America Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1385].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1385].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Why Are Barns Painted Red? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[187129].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[187129].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Cactus Hill, Virginia: Settlement & Discovery Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[83236].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[83236].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - The Kwakiutl of the Northwest: Facts, Culture & Daily Life Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[83237].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[83237].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - The Lakota of the Plains: Facts, Culture & Daily Life Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[83238].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[83238].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - The Pueblo of the Southwest: Facts, Culture & Daily Life Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[83239].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[83239].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - The French and Indian War: Causes, Effects & Summary Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1391].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1391].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Sons of Liberty: Resistance to the Stamp Act and British Rule Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1392].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1392].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Boston Massacre: Colonists and the Declaratory and Townshend Acts Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1393].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1393].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - The Boston Tea Party, Intolerable Acts & First Continental Congress Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1394].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1394].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Fort Niagara: History & Battle Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[337187].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[337187].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Benjamin Banneker: Quotes & Contributions Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[340701].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[340701].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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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
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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
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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
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Lesson 1 - The Oregon Trail: Westward Migration to the Pacific Ocean Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1450].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1450].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Manifest Destiny's Texas Annexation Problem Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1451].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1451].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - President John Tyler: American Expansion and Sectional Concerns Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1452].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1452].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - President James K. Polk's Accomplishments in the Lower 48 States Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1453].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1453].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - The Mexican-American War, Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo & the Wilmot Proviso Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1454].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1454].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Election of 1848 and the California Gold Rush Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1455].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1455].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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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

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