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The Civil War and Reconstruction: Certificate Program

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Learn more about the Civil War and Reconstruction period while earning a certificate at the same time with this fun course. By watching our short video lessons and taking our multiple-choice quizzes, you'll earn a certificate you can use to strengthen your resume or online job profile.
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8 chapters in The Civil War and Reconstruction: Certificate Program

Ch 1. Life in 19th Century America {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[14522].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - American Political, Religious & Personal Identity in the Early 19th Century Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14523].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14523].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - America's Demographic Changes in the Early 1800s Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14525].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14525].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Secession of the Southern States: Causes & Timeline Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14347].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14347].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - The Creation of the Confederacy: Leadership & Goals Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14349].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14349].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - The Battle of Fort Sumter & the Start of the Civil War Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6165].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6165].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Civil War Begins: Northern and Southern Advantages Compared Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1464].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1464].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - The First Battle of Bull Run: Civil War Blood is Shed Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1465].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1465].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - The Battle of Ball's Bluff: Summary & Political Ramifications Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14356].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14356].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Slavery in Early America: Characteristics & Opposition Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14524].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14524].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - Economic Developments in the North: A Commercial Revolution Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1444].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1444].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - Life in the South: Ordered Society and Economy of the Southern States Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1446].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1446].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Henry Clay and the Missouri Compromise of 1820 Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1430].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1430].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - The Mexican-American War, Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo & the Wilmot Proviso Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1454].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1454].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - President Fillmore and the Compromise of 1850 Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2419].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2419].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Abolitionist Movement: Important Figures in the Fight to End Slavery Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1448].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1448].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Bloody Kansas: Causes, Effects and Summary of Events Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1459].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1459].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Dred Scott v. Sanford: Case Summary & Decision Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14449].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14449].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - John Brown's Raid at Harpers Ferry: Fighting Slavery Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1461].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1461].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - President Lincoln's Cabinet: Members & Dynamics Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11617].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11617].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - President Davis' Cabinet: Members & Dynamics Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11618].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11618].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Comparing the Union and Confederate Armies: Policies & Members Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11619].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11619].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - The Anaconda Plan: Civil War Strategy Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11620].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11620].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - General McClellan, the Army of Potomac & the Peninsula Campaign Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11621].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11621].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - The Blockade and Blockade Runners During the Civil War: Definition & Purpose Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11622].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11622].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - The Battle of Hampton Roads: Summary, Causes & Consequences Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11623].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11623].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - The Battle of Shiloh: Conflict, Outcome & Generals Involved Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11624].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11624].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - The Fight for the Mississippi River in 1862: Summary & History Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11625].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11625].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - The Second Battle of Bull Run: Summary & Facts Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11626].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11626].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - The Battle of Antietam: Conflict, Outcome & Significance Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11627].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11627].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 12 - The Battle of Fredericksburg: Summary, Timeline & Significance Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11628].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11628].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 13 - The Emancipation Proclamation: Creation, Context and Legacy Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1467].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1467].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 14 - The Civil War West of the Mississippi River: Summary & Major Events Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11629].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11629].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 15 - Britain and France Respond to the American Civil War Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11630].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11630].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Casualties of the Civil War: Statistics & Causes Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12682].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12682].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - The Role of Women in the Civil War Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12683].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12683].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - African Americans in the Civil War: History & Facts Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12684].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12684].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - The Politics of War: Legislation & Executive Actions Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12685].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12685].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - The Effect of War on Civilians in the United States: The Impact on Daily Life & the Economy Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12686].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12686].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Civilian Reaction in the Confederacy to the War: The Impact on Daily Life & the Economy Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12687].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12687].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - The Battle of Stones River: Summary & Outcome Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12688].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12688].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - The Battle of Chancellorsville: Summary & Outcome Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14526].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14526].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Battle of Gettysburg: Summary & Outcome Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14527].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14527].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - Control of the Mississippi: the Fall of Vicksburg and Capture of Port Hudson Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12689].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12689].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - The Fight for Tennessee: Battles at Chickamauga, Chattanooga & Knoxville Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12690].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12690].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - General Ulysses S. Grant Takes Charge: His Strategic Plan for Ending the War Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13457].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13457].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - The Wilderness Campaign: Summary & Significance Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13458].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13458].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - The Battle of Spotsylvania: Summary & Significance Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13459].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13459].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - The Battle of Cold Harbor: Events & Significance Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13465].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13465].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - The Siege of Petersburg: Summary, Timeline & Significance Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13460].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13460].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Shenandoah Valley Campaigns: Summary, Timeline & Significance Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13461].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13461].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - General William T. Sherman's Atlanta Campaign: Summary & Significance Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13466].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13466].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - The Battle of Mobile Bay: Summary & Significance Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13462].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13462].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - The Politics of 1864: President Abraham Lincoln is Re-Elected Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13464].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13464].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - The Battle of Nashville: Summary & Outcome Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13463].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13463].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - Sherman's March to the Sea Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1471].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1471].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - The Last 100 Days of the Civil War: Goals & Actions Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14074].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14074].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - The Fall of Richmond: The Capital of the Confederacy Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14075].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14075].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - General Robert E. Lee's Surrender at Appomattox Courthouse: Terms & Conditions Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14076].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14076].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - The Assassination of President Abraham Lincoln: Facts, Failed Plots & Motivation Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14077].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14077].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - The End of the Civil War: Summary & Timeline Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14078].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14078].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - The Costs of the Civil War: Human, Economic & Cultural Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14079].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14079].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - President Lincoln's Legacy: Plans for a Reconstructed Union Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1474].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1474].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - President Andrew Johnson: Attempts to Continue Lincoln's Reconstruction Plan Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1475].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1475].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - The Radical Republican Plan for Reconstruction: The Reconstruction Acts & Civil Rights Act Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14519].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14519].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - The Reconstruction Amendments: The 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1478].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1478].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson: Conflict Between President and Congress Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1476].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1476].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Reconstruction in the South: Positive & Negative Effects Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14520].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14520].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Reconstruction's Effects on African Americans: Politics, Education and Economy Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1479].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1479].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - The Redeemers: Definition & History Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14521].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14521].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - The End of Reconstruction and the Election of 1876 Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1483].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1483].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional

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