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- Available Lessons: 137
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Eligible for Credit: Yes
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Course SummaryHistory 105: US History from Settlement to Present Day has been evaluated and recommended for 3 semester hours and may be transferred to over 2,000 colleges and universities. With this self-paced course, you get engaging lessons, expert instructors who make even the most challenging history topics simple, and an excellent resource for getting a head start on your degree.
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The course objective is to identify and explain events that led to the establishment, expansion and development of the United States, including the American Revolution, westward expansion, industrialization, and the Progressive Era. In addition, the objective of this course is to identify significant events in U.S history throughout the 20th century, such as the Great Depression, World War II, the Cold War, and the Civil Rights Movement.
Your grade for this course will be calculated out of 300 points. The minimum score required to pass and become eligible for college credit for this course is 210 points, or an overall course grade of 70%. The table below shows the assignments you must complete and how they'll be incorporated into the overall grade.
|Proctored Final Exam||200|
Quizzes are meant to test your comprehension of each lesson as you progress through the course. Here's a breakdown of how you will be graded on quizzes and how they'll factor into your final score:
- You will have 3 attempts to take each quiz for a score.
- The highest score of your first 3 attempts will be recorded as your score for each quiz.
- When you've completed the course, the highest scores from your first 3 attempts at each quiz will be averaged together and weighed against the total possible points for quizzes. For instance, if your average quiz score is 85%, you'll receive 85 out of 100 possible points for quizzes.
- After your initial 3 attempts, you can take a quiz for practice as many times as you'd like.
- You will need to pass each quiz with a score of at least 80% to earn course progress for the lesson. However, it is not necessary to earn 80% within the first three quiz attempts.
Proctored Final Exam
The proctored final exam is a cumulative test designed to ensure that you've mastered the material in the course.
- You'll earn points equivalent to the percentage grade you receive on your proctored final. (So if you earn 90% on the final, that's 90 points toward your final grade.)
- If you're unsatisfied with your score on the exam, you'll be eligible to retake the exam after a 3-day waiting period.
- You can only retake the exam twice, so be sure to use your study guide and fully prepare yourself before you take the exam again.
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Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:
- Identify Native American groups that lived in North America prior to European contact and describe the impact that colonization had on these populations.
- Describe the settlement patterns and history of the 13 original colonies.
- Recognize and outline the events that led to the American Revolution, the major battles that occurred and the results, as well as impacts of the war.
- Identify and describe the early struggles that were faced by the first U.S. Presidents.
- Compare and contrast life in America in the 19th century before the Civil War in the North & South
- Discuss the sequence of events that led to the westward expansion of the United States to the Pacific Ocean
- Explain the causes, events and battles of the Civil War
- Describe the goals, accomplishments & failures of the Reconstruction
- Describe the rise of the Second Industrial Revolution and urbanization and explain how they impacted politics and daily life for Americans
- Assess the emergence of America on the international stage through imperialistic actions; discuss the United States' role in World War I.
- Describe the causes and impacts of the Great Depression; analyze political solutions to the Great Depression, including Roosevelt's New Deal.
- Outline the events of World War II and describe the United States' role in the war.
- Discuss life in America in the post-war years; explain the reasons why the Cold War started; describe the involvement of the U.S. in proxy wars and other world events.
- Outline the history of the civil rights movements of the 50s and 60s; assess the impact of the protest culture and political activist movements.
- Trace foreign policy and domestic events of the 1970s and 1980s, including the end of the Vietnam War, the Watergate Scandal, the rise of conservatism and the end of the Cold War.
- Discuss foreign policy and domestic events of the 1990s and 2000s, including the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the War on Terror and the Great Recession.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
History 105: US History from Settlement to Present Day consists of short video lessons that are organized into topical chapters. Each video is approximately 5-10 minutes in length and comes with a quick quiz to help you measure your learning. The course is completely self-paced. Watch lessons on your schedule whenever and wherever you want.
At the end of each chapter, you can complete a chapter test to see if you're ready to move on or have some material to review. Once you've completed the entire course, take the practice test and use the study tools in the course to prepare for the proctored final exam. You may take the proctored final exam whenever you are ready.
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|First Contacts in North America||Identify Native American groups that lived in North America prior to European contact and describe the impact that colonization had on these populations.|
|European Settlements in North America||Describe the settlement patterns and history of the 13 original colonies.|
|Causes, Battles & Effects of the American Revolution||Recognize the events that led to the American Revolution; outline the major battles and events that occurred during the war; discuss the end results and impacts of the war.|
|The Early Years of the United States||Explain how the failures of the Articles of Confederation led to the creation and ratification of the Constitution; identify and describe early struggles that were faced by the first U.S. presidents.|
|Jeffersonian Democracy & The Virginia Dynasty||Define Jeffersonian democracy; outline the accomplishments and challenges that were faced by the Virginia dynasty presidents; identify key economic, social and political events and changes during this time period.|
|Jacksonian Democracy & Conflict in America||Describe the accomplishments and detriments of the Jackson administration; discuss regional conflicts that occurred during this era and evaluate the accomplishments of subsequent presidents.|
|Antebellum America in the North & South||Describe life in America in the 19th century before the Civil War; compare and contrast the North and South during this time period.|
|Manifest Destiny in the United States||Discuss the sequence of events that led to the westward expansion of the United States to the Pacific Ocean; evaluate political and military issues that arose as a result of westward expansion.|
|The U.S. Sectional Crisis||Explain the root causes of the Civil War as exemplified in the mid-19th century sectional crisis.|
|The United States Civil War||Outline the events of the Civil War and explain how certain battles and events led to its conclusion.|
|Reconstruction & Continued Westward Expansion||State the goals, accomplishments and failures of Reconstruction; describe life for African-Americans and people in the South during and after Reconstruction; detail the continued expansion of the United States and the resulting conflicts that arose with Native Americans.|
|Industrialization & Urbanization in the Gilded Age||Describe the rise of the Second Industrial Revolution and urbanization and explain how they impacted politics and daily life for Americans.|
|The Progressive Era in the U.S.||Evaluate the amendments and accomplishments of the United States' Progressive Era.|
|American Imperialism & Role in WWI||Assess the emergence of America on the international stage through imperialistic actions; discuss the United States' role in World War I.|
|Culture, Economy & Politics of the 1920s||Trace the social, cultural, economic and political changes/ trends of the 1920s; describe various responses to these changes.|
|The Great Depression, Roosevelt & The New Deal||Describe the causes and impacts of the Great Depression; analyze political solutions to the Great Depression, including Roosevelt's New Deal.|
|The United States in World War II||Outline the events of World War II and describe the United State's role in the war.|
|Post-War America & The Cold War||Discuss life in America in the post-war years; explain the reasons why the Cold War started; describe the involvement of the U.S. in proxy wars and other world events.|
|Civil Rights & Political Activism in the 1960s||Outline the history of the civil rights movements of the 50s and 60s; assess the impact of the protest culture and political activist movements.|
|The U.S. During the 1970s & 1980s||Trace foreign policy and domestic events of the 1970s and 1980s, including the end of the Vietnam War, the Watergate Scandal, the rise of conservatism and the end of the Cold War.|
|The U.S. in the 1990s & 2000s||Talk about foreign policy and domestic events of the 1990s and 2000s, including the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the War on Terror and the Great Recession.|
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|Completed the entire History 105: US History from Settlement to Present Day course and achieved 100% Course Progress.|
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