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Course SummaryIncrease your knowledge about Western civilization and U.S. history with this interesting history study course. Our short video lessons and self-assessment quizzes can be used to clarify the history topics you're learning in class, review for a test, or just supplement your learning.
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Take advantage of the wide range of subjects covered in our supplemental history course to get instruction on a topic that piques your interest or improve your understanding of a historical event's significance.
These lessons can also be coupled with our full-length courses to develop a comprehensive knowledge of world history. Listed below are just some of the areas covered by this course.
Study the history of early Near East civilizations alongside the philosophy and culture of ancient Greece. Follow the rise and fall of the Roman Empire and investigate topics ranging from the Dark and Middle Ages to the causes and aftermath of World War II. These topics and more are also covered in our full-length Western civlilization courses.
Take a look at the history of Native Americans and early colonial settlements. Revisit key events and political philosophies characterizing the American Revolution, and peruse topics associated with Manifest Destiny, the Roaring 20s and the Great Depression. America's involvement in World War II and the development of activist movements in the decades that followed are also covered. To study the full scope of American history, view our U.S. history courses.
The American Civil War
Examine the Missouri Compromise, Bloody Kansas and other indicators of the growing unrest over slavery. You can also follow Lincoln's political campaign and presidency, identify significant Civil War battles and assess the outcomes of Reconstruction. If you'd like to learn more about this era in American history, check out this full-length Civil War and Reconstruction course.
Western European History
Pick up your study of Western Europe after the end of World War II. Study the emergence of Cold War superpowers and their influence on Europe's post-war political reconstruction. Identify the history and function of the European Union as well as the governments and political parties operating in England, France, Germany, Italy and Spain. Check out our course covering Western Europe since 1945 for some additional instruction.
Use these lessons to take a closer look at wars occurring in Europe, Asia, the Balkans and the Middle East. You can also explore U.S. foreign policy during the Vietnam War and the military strategies used by forces aligned with North and South Vietnam. Dig deeper into these topics with our courses on world conflicts since 1900 and the Vietnam War.
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