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- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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Course SummaryCheck out this 8th grade history course to review the major historical figures and events from American history. These simple lessons and quizzes allow you to study U.S. history whenever it's convenient, and you can use the course to study for exams, bring up your grades and more.
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About This Course
This 8th grade U.S. history course covers the entire span of American history. Beginning at the country's discovery by Europeans, our expert history instructors will outline the development of the U.S. government and summarize the major wars, movements, events and people from U.S. history. This self-paced course contains engaging video lessons and quizzes that make the studying process fun and enjoyable. Our instructors are available to answer any questions you may have, and you can easily access this course on your computer, smartphone or tablet.
This U.S. history course has many uses.
- 8th grade students can supplement traditional history textbooks with this course and use it to as a handy test preparation resource.
- Casual learners who want to get a thorough overview of U.S. history can watch these lessons on any computer or mobile device.
- Parents can use the course as an effective tutoring option for their students who may need extra history help.
- History teachers can use the course's video lessons and assessments as supplemental teaching tools.
- The Age of Discovery and European colonization of America
- The American Revolution
- Creating the U.S. government
- The early American Republic
- The Age of Jefferson and the Jacksonian Era
- American expansion and reform movements during the 19th century
- The causes and events of the Civil War
- The Reconstruction period
- American industrialization, imperialism and progressivism
- World Wars I and II
- The Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression and the New Deal
- America during the Cold War
- Presidents and movements of the 1970s
- American history from 1980 through 2012
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