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Course SummaryIf you've fallen behind in your US history class, use our remedial course to catch back up. Our short, fun video and text lessons help explain some of the more challenging history topics in an easy-to-follow way so you can finish your homework, study for a test or get a better grade in class.
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- Comprehensive test covering all topics
- Detailed video explanations for wrong answers
Students who need help with U.S. history topics will find this remedial course provides a simple and effective way to catch up on subject matter. You'll find this course useful if you:
- Need to bring your U.S. history grade up
- Are trying to catch up on any missed U.S. history homework
- Have a hard time understanding your U.S. history lessons in class
- Want some extra preparation materials for an upcoming U.S. history exam
- Prefer self-paced learning in multiple formats (visual or auditory)
- Would like a low-pressure alternative to formal or traditional classes
You'll be able to benefit from this remedial course in several ways:
- It's helpful: Short lesson series make the material engaging and easier to absorb.
- It's convenient: Study when you want, where you want from any computer or mobile device.
- It's flexible: Whether you learn better by reading, hearing or watching a video, we've got you covered.
- It's authoritative: Our U.S. history instructors are experts who make topics understandable and fun!
Using the Course
We've designed this course so that it's easy to navigate for students who are struggling with U.S. history concepts. Check out the two most popular options to decide which best fits your needs:
- Start at the beginning with theories on the origins of the first North American inhabitants, and advance through the chapters and lessons in order until you reach the last lesson on the Obama administration's policies and accomplishments. Lessons follow a natural progression, making this option simple to follow along.
- Identify U.S. history topics you find most difficult, and skip the material you already know. If you only need to study westward expansion, you can go straight to that chapter. Though some lessons might refer to topics in previous lessons, each one is designed to stand alone to make sure you get all of the info you need to understand a topic.
Simply follow these steps, and you'll be on your way to mastering U.S. history!
- Start at the beginning or find the chapter subjects or lesson topics you need to learn about.
- Open a lesson and play the video.
- Test your understanding of the material using the short lesson quizzes and chapter exams.
- Ask our expert instructors questions if you need extra help learning a U.S. history concept.
- Go to the next lesson in the chapter to continue learning.
- See your course progress on the U.S. history remedial course page.
What You Can Learn
You can advance your U.S. history knowledge and skills in the following areas:
- First North American civilizations, pre-European contact
- European colonization of North America
- Political, economic, and social roots of the American Revolution
- Battles, leaders, and texts of the American Revolution
- Development of governing documents, post-Revolution
- Virginia as the cradle of American democracy and government
- The ascension of executive power, states' rights, and the Trail of Tears
- Economic, transportation, and social changes of the early 19th century
- The concept of manifest destiny and westward expansion
- The major causes of the Civil War
- North and South in the Civil War: advantages and disadvantages
- Post-Civil War Reconstruction
- Post-war urbanization, industrialization, and population migration
- The Progressives and their political agenda
- Causes and effects of American imperialism
- America's role in World War I
- American arts and culture in the 1920s
- The crash of 1929, the Great Depression, and Roosevelt's New Deal
- The European and Pacific Theaters of World War II
- U.S. involvement in post-war Europe, Russia, Eastern Europe, and Asia
- The American presidency and the Cold War
- Political activism in the 1960s
- America's internal and external conflicts throughout the 1970s
- Economic and political conservatism in the 1980s
- U.S. Healthcare, Contract with America, 9/11, and the War on Terror
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