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History 309: War & American Society

Updated March 31, 2022

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History 309: War & American Society 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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What is War? - Definition & Causes

History 309: War & American Society 34K views 5 min

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11 hours of educational videos

128 self-paced lessons

14 practice tests

3 transferable credit hours

Expert Contributor: Joanna Harris

Joanna has taught high school social studies both online and in a traditional classroom since 2009, and has a doctorate in Educational Leadership

14 chapters in History 309: War & American Society

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Causes of the American Revolution: Events & Turning Points Video  Take Quiz
Primary Source: The Declaration of Independence Video  Take Quiz
British Loyalists vs. American Patriots During the American Revolution Video  Take Quiz
Minutemen in the Revolutionary War: Definition & History Video  Take Quiz
Guerrilla Warfare in the Revolutionary War Video  Take Quiz
The Continental Army: Definition & Facts Text Lesson  Take Quiz
George Washington's Leadership at Trenton, Saratoga & Valley Forge Video  Take Quiz
John Paul Jones and the Naval Battles of the Revolutionary War Video  Take Quiz
Loyalists in the Southern Colonies at the End of the Revolutionary War Video  Take Quiz
The Battle of Yorktown and the Treaty of Paris Video  Take Quiz
American Revolution: Social and Economic Impact Video  Take Quiz
Articles of Confederation: Strengths & Weaknesses Video  Take Quiz
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American Civil War: Facts, Causes & Effects Video  Take Quiz
The Politics of War: Legislation & Executive Actions Video  Take Quiz
Comparing the Union and Confederate Armies: Policies & Members Video  Take Quiz
Comparing Union & Confederate Civil War Strategies Video  Take Quiz
Primary Source: Letter from Gen. Robert E. Lee to Confederate President Jefferson Davis, 1863 Text Lesson  Take Quiz
Major American Civil War Battles: Timeline & Sites Text Lesson  Take Quiz
How the Civil War Affected the Economy and Everyday Life in the North and South Video  Take Quiz
U.S. Civil War Technology: Advancements & Facts Text Lesson  Take Quiz
African Americans in the Civil War: History & Facts Video  Take Quiz
The Role of Women in the Civil War Video  Take Quiz
The Costs of the Civil War: Human, Economic & Cultural Video  Take Quiz
The Legacy of the American Civil War Video  Take Quiz
Required Assignments Reminder Text Lesson
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Causes of World War I: Factors That Led to War Video  Take Quiz
Primary Source: The Daily Star's Report on the Assassination of Archduke Ferdinand Text Lesson  Take Quiz
The United States in World War I: Official Position, Isolation & Intervention Video  Take Quiz
American Involvement in World War I: How the War Changed After America's Entry Video  Take Quiz
Life in the United States During World War I Video  Take Quiz
Racial Tension During & After World War I Video  Take Quiz
Espionage Act of 1917: Definition & Summary Video  Take Quiz
The Peace of Paris: Ending World War I Video  Take Quiz
Inflation & Strikes After World War I Video  Take Quiz
The Red Scare of the 1920s: Definition, Summary & Causes Video  Take Quiz
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World War II: The Start of the Second World War Video  Take Quiz
The Attack on Pearl Harbor: The Beginning of American Involvement in World War II Video  Take Quiz
The Pacific Ocean Theater of WWII: Japan vs. The Allies Video  Take Quiz
U.S. Military Expansion During World War II Video  Take Quiz
The United States During WWII: The Home Front Video  Take Quiz
Racism Against African-Americans in World War II Text Lesson  Take Quiz
The Double V Campaign in World War II: Origins, Goals & Impact Text Lesson  Take Quiz
Japanese American Internment: Facts and History Video  Take Quiz
The Role of U.S. Women in World War 2 Text Lesson  Take Quiz
The D-Day Invasion: The Beginning of the End of Nazi Germany Video  Take Quiz
Hiroshima and Nagasaki: How the Atomic Bomb Changed Warfare During WWII Video  Take Quiz
Readjustment & Recovery After WWII Video  Take Quiz
Diversity & Population Growth in the United States After WWII Text Lesson  Take Quiz
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Post-War American Politics: Foreign & Domestic Policy Video  Take Quiz
The Cold War: Definition, Causes & Early Events Video  Take Quiz
The Effects of the Nuclear Arms Race on Cold War Politics Video  Take Quiz
The Cold War in America: Effects on Everyday Life Video  Take Quiz
Education & Technology in Cold War America Text Lesson  Take Quiz
United States Involvement in the Korean War: Causes and Effects Video  Take Quiz
Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Cold War Video  Take Quiz
McCarthyism and the Red Scare: Definition, Causes & Effects Video  Take Quiz
John F. Kennedy and the Cold War Video  Take Quiz
Events in Latin America During the Cold War Video  Take Quiz
Impact of the Cold War on Race & Racism in America Text Lesson  Take Quiz
The Vietnam War: Causes, Conflicts & Effects Video  Take Quiz
American Dissent During the Vietnam War Video  Take Quiz
The Paris Peace Accords in 1973: Nixon, Kissinger & North Vietnam Video  Take Quiz
Primary Source: New York Times' Article on Tribute to Vietnam Dead Text Lesson  Take Quiz
Ronald Reagan & The Cold War Video  Take Quiz
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