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Earn professional development credits to renew your history teaching license with US History to Reconstruction for Teachers. Brush up on pre-Reconstruction and Reconstruction topics so you can better teach US history, political science, and other history topics. Learn on your own schedule and at your own pace. You can complete this course in under two weeks - perfect for teachers who need to earn history credits in a hurry!
- Watch engaging video lessons about the American Revolution and the Civil War.
- Check your knowledge of things like the Virginia dynasty and Manifest Destiny with practice quizzes and exams.
- Ask clarification questions from our expert history instructors.
- Earn 3 college credits by taking the CLEP US History to Reconstruction exam.
Always check with your school district or state Department of Education to ensure that the course credits will be accepted before beginning the course. CLEP credits are accepted by over 2,900 schools and directly by many state departments of education.
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The US History to Reconstruction for Teachers is ideal for any teachers looking to earn credits to use toward licensure renewal. The flexible, self-paced format makes it easy to fit your studies into a busy schedule. The course is fully online, so you can study anytime, anywhere. This course also benefits:
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Course Plan for Earning Credit in Less Than Two Weeks
Follow this course plan if you want to complete US History to Reconstruction for Teachers and be ready to earn transferable credit in less than two weeks. For each chapter assignment, take all of the lesson quizzes and the practice chapter exam at the end of each chapter. If you miss any questions, review the video lesson to master the concept.
|Day||Assignment||What You'll Learn|
|Day 1||Chapter 1||First Contacts (28,000 BCE-1821 CE) (Native American history, Mesoamerican civilizations, the Inca civilization, effects of European colonization, New Spain)|
|Day 2||Chapter 2||Settling North America (1497-1732) (the settlement of Jamestown colony, the Plymouth Rock settlement, the 13 colonies, the rise of the slave trade)|
|Day 3||Chapter 3||The Road to Revolution (1700-1774) (the American Enlightenment, the French and Indian War, the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party)|
|Day 4||Chapter 4||The American Revolution (1775-1783) (the Second Continental Congress, the Declaration of Independence, British Loyalists vs. American Patriots, the Second Great Awakening)|
|Day 5||Chapter 5||The Making of a New Nation (1776-1800) (the Articles of Confederation, the ratification of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the French Revolution)|
|Day 6||Chapter 6||The Virginia Dynasty (1801-1825) (Jeffersonian democracy, the War of 1812, economic expansion in the 1800s, American industrialization)|
|Day 7||Chapter 7||Jacksonian Democracy (1825-1850) (the election of 1824, regional conflict in America, the Trail of Tears)|
|Day 8||Chapter 8||Life in Antebellum America (1807-1861) (the American Renaissance, the Transportation Revolution, economic developments in the North, life in the South, the abolitionist movement)|
|Day 9||Chapter 9||Manifest Destiny (1806-1855) (the Oregon Trail, the Texas annexation problem, the Mexican-American War, the California Gold Rush)|
|Day 10||Chapter 10||Sectional Crisis (1850-1861) (Uncle Tom's Cabin, Bloody Kansas, Dred Scott v. Sanford, Lincoln's election)|
|Day 11||Chapter 11||American Civil War (1861-1865) (the First Battle of Bull Run, the Emancipation Proclamation, Sherman's March to the Sea, Lincoln's assassination)|
|Day 12||Chapter 12||Reconstruction (1865-1877) (the impeachment of Andrew Johnson, the Reconstruction Amendments, the Indian Wars, the end of Reconstruction)|
|Day 13||Final Exam||Take the practice final exam to see what you've mastered and make sure you are ready to earn credit for US history to Reconstruction|
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