American History I contains a survey of the social, political, and economic history of the United States, from pre-
Columbian discovery through the conclusion of post-Civil War Reconstruction.
No physical textbook is required; resources are integrated within the course.
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
1. Describe pre-Columbian American cultures with an emphasis on identifying Native American tribes and their
associated settlements, tools, agriculture, and trade.
2. Identify the rifts that developed between the European powers and their American colonies.
3. Describe the characteristics of the divided regions of Colonial America.
4. Explain the impact foreign and local governments had on the evolution of American government.
5. Analyze the impact foreign aggression had on American civilian morale.
6. Summarize the influence of political parties on American society, government, and culture.
7. Describe the impact of reform movements in America, from the pre-Colonial period to Reconstruction.
8. Discuss the evolution of American philosophies or ideals.
9. Analyze the impact new technologies had on the evolution of gender and social roles.
10. Discuss the factors leading to the American Civil War.