American History to 1877 Study Guide

Updated May 13, 2022

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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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Native American History: Origins of Early People in the Americas

American History to 1877 Study Guide 165K views 4 min

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7 hours of educational videos

72 self-paced lessons

11 practice tests

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Course Practice Test

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The Settlement of Jamestown Colony Video  Take Quiz
The Mayflower and the Plymouth Rock Settlement Video  Take Quiz
The Puritans and the Founding of the New England Colonies Video  Take Quiz
The 13 Colonies: Life in Early America Video  Take Quiz
Rise of the Slave Trade: Black History in Colonial America Video  Take Quiz
Why Are Barns Painted Red? Text Lesson  Take Quiz
Cactus Hill, Virginia: Settlement & Discovery Text Lesson  Take Quiz
The Kwakiutl of the Northwest: Facts, Culture & Daily Life Text Lesson  Take Quiz
The Lakota of the Plains: Facts, Culture & Daily Life Text Lesson  Take Quiz
The Pueblo of the Southwest: Facts, Culture & Daily Life Video  Take Quiz
Primary Source: The Mayflower Compact Text Lesson  Take Quiz
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Lincoln's Election, Southern Secession & the New Confederacy Video  Take Quiz
Civil War Begins: Northern and Southern Advantages Compared Video  Take Quiz
The First Battle of Bull Run: Civil War Blood is Shed Video  Take Quiz
Key Civil War Battles in 1862: Monitor and Merrimac, Antietam, New Orleans & Shiloh Video  Take Quiz
The Emancipation Proclamation: Creation, Context and Legacy Video  Take Quiz
Civil War Turning Points: Chancellorsville, Gettysburg and Vicksburg Video  Take Quiz
End of the Civil War: General Grant Begins the March Toward Richmond Video  Take Quiz
Lincoln's Assassination and Lee's Surrender at Appomattox Courthouse Video  Take Quiz
General George Pickett: Biography & Facts Text Lesson  Take Quiz
The Union in the Civil War: Definition & States Text Lesson  Take Quiz

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