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Course SummaryHistory 106: The Civil War and Reconstruction has been evaluated and recommended for 3 semester hours and may be transferred to over 2,000 colleges and universities. You can access this course's lessons and quizzes whenever you have free time. The course is a great option for students who want to save time and money in school.
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The course objective is to examine the causes of the Civil War, the South's secession from the Union, major battles, Lincoln's assassination and post-war amendments.
Your grade for this course will be calculated out of 300 points. The minimum score required to pass and earn real 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 180 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 this course, you will be able to:
- Compare and contrast the differing views of the government by citizens, the demographic shift through the country, and the commercial revolution in the 19th century
- Examine rising tension over slavery in the mid-19th century as well as the Mexican-American War
- Investigate the birth of the Republican Party, the split of the Democratic Party, the election of 1860 and the successes and failures of Abraham Lincoln
- Illustrate how 11 states seceded to form the Confederacy and how the Civil War began in Fort Sumter
- Compare and contrast President Lincoln's and Davis's cabinets, and learn about the Armed Forces and the various battles that took place in 1862
- Appraise the casualties of war, the role and circumstances of women and African-Americans in the war, and the various battles that took place in 1863
- Critique Lincoln's re-election campaign, the Overland Campaign, the Atlanta campaign, the March to the Sea and the various battles that took place in 1864
- Describe the last 100 days of the Civil War, the fall of Richmond and the repercussions of the war
- Categorize Lincoln's legacy, President Johnson's plan for reuniting the US, Republican ideas on reconstruction and the effects of it, the 13-15th amendments, Johnson's impeachment and the election of 1876
There are no prerequisites for this course.
History 106 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.
How Credit Recommendations Work
This course has been evaluated and recommended by both ACE and NCCRS for 3 semester hours in the lower division baccalaureate degree category. To apply for transfer credit, follow these steps:
- If you already have a school in mind, check with the registrar to see if the school will grant credit for courses recommended by either ACE or NCCRS.
- Complete History 106 by watching video lessons and taking short quizzes.
- Take the History 106 final exam directly on the Study.com site.
- Request a transcript to be sent to the accredited school of your choice!
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|Life in 19th Century America||Learn about the personal and political views of American citizens in the early 1800s. Study the characteristics of slavery in America and learn about early 19th-century demographic shifts caused by population and territorial growth. Compare commercial developments in the northern United States with the economy and society that characterized the South.|
|Rising Tension Over Slavery||Study the politics behind the Missouri Compromise and the Mexican-American War. Learn about the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, the Wilmot Proviso and President Fillmore's support for the Compromise of 1850. Find out who played a role in the fight to end slavery and learn how a Supreme Court case took away citizenship rights from African Americans. Study the raid at Harper's Ferry.|
|The Political Situation in 1860||Examine the birth of the Republican Party and study the successes and failures of Abraham Lincoln's presidency. Learn what led to the Democratic Party split during the 1860 national convention and assess the consequences of this presidential election.|
|The Civil War Unfolds: 1861||Explore the secession of the Southern states and the creation of the Confederacy. Learn the strengths and weaknesses of both sides as well as review details of some of the first battles of the war.|
|The War in 1862||Learn about President Lincoln and President Davis's cabinets. Compare Union and Confederate campaign strategies in the Battle of Hampton Roads, the Battle of Shiloh, and the Battle of Antietam, among others. Explore the legacy of the Emancipation Proclamation and assess Britain and France's response to the war.|
|The War Continues: 1863||Examine Civil War casualties as the war moved into 1863. Learn how the war affected the daily lives of women and African Americans as well as civilians in the North and South. Study the battles at Stones River, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. Discover the Union's attempts to control Tennessee and the Mississippi River.|
|The Tide of War Shifts: 1864||Learn about General Grant's promotion and his Overland Campaign to end the war. Study some of the battles that took place in 1864 and learn about the siege on Petersburg, a Confederate stronghold. Follow General Sherman's Atlanta Campaign and his march to the sea. Study President Lincoln's re-election campaign.|
|Conclusion of the Civil War: 1865||Examine the last 100 days of the Civil War and the fall of Richmond. Learn about General Lee's surrender, the assassination of President Lincoln and the capture of President Davis. Study the economic and cultural costs of the war.|
|Reconstruction After the Civil War||Learn about Lincoln's Reconstruction plans and President Johnson's efforts to carry them out. Study the passage of the Reconstruction Amendments and Johnson's impeachment. Explore the impacts of Reconstruction on African Americans and find out how some southerners planned to restore white supremacy. Examine the results of the 1876 presidential election.|
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|Completed the entire History 106: The Civil War and Reconstruction course and achieved 100% Course Progress.|
|Not attempted to take this exam within the last three days.|
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