American History 1


Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe major civilizations in America up into the seventeenth century
  • Examine the diversity present in the seventeenth- and eighteenth-century English Colonies
  • Examine the challenges faced by colonial society in a growing and diverse America
  • Analyze the causes and events of the American Revolution
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the Articles of Confederation government in establishing the new nation
  • Analyze the challenges faced by the government under the U.S. Constitution
  • Label significant American historical events on a timeline
  • Analyze the steps America took in creating a democracy during the nineteenth century
  • Examine inequalities in race, gender, and class and their impact on antebellum American society
  • Evaluate the effect of national expansion and reform on antebellum America
  • Explain the pre-war division between the North and the South
  • Analyze the reasons for and events of the Civil War
  • Investigate issues related to post-war reconstruction

This class includes the following eText:

Brands, Breen, Williams, and Gross. (2012). American Stories: A History of the United States, Volume 1; 8th Edition; ISBN: 0205036562.