Surveys of history (Khan Academy)

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The tutorials in this topic will take you on sweeping journeys through time so that you can get the really BIG picture for how things fit together. (1) United States history overview US History Overview 1: Jamestown to the Civil War US History overview 2: Reconstruction to the Great Depression US History overview 3: WWII […]

American civics (Khan Academy)

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What is the Electoral College? How does Social Security work? Learn the answers to these questions and more in American civics. (1) American civics PPACA or “Obamacare” The fiscal cliff More fiscal cliff analysis Electoral college Primaries and caucuses Deficit and debt ceiling Government’s financial condition Social security intro FICA tax Medicare sustainability SOPA and […]

The modern era (1980-present) (Khan Academy)

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Since the election of Ronald Reagan in 1980, the Cold War has ended and a new, global era has emerged. What does that mean for the United States? (1) 1980s America The presidency of Ronald Reagan, part 1: Election and domestic policies The presidency of Ronald Reagan, part 2: Foreign policy The Iran-Contra affair Emergence […]

The postwar era (1945-1980) (Khan Academy)

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The United States emerged from World War II as the wealthiest and most powerful nation in the world. But staying on top isn’t easy. (1) The postwar era, 1945-1950 Origins of the Cold War Communism The GI Bill African Americans, women, and the GI Bill The baby boom The growth of suburbia The dark side […]

Rise to world power (1890-1945) (Khan Academy)

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At the end of the 19th century, the industrial might of the United States propelled it into great power status. In the early 20th century, the United States grappled with its new role in the world and the effects of the second Industrial Revolution at home. (1) The age of empire Introduction to the age […]

The Gilded Age (1865-1898) (Khan Academy)

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After the Civil War, the United States emerged as the world’s foremost industrial power. With that came great wealth and great poverty. (1) The Gilded Age The Gilded Age part 1 The Gilded Age part 2 Darwinism vs. Social Darwinism part 1 Darwinism vs. Social Darwinism part 2 Social Darwinism in the Gilded Age America […]

The Civil War era (1844-1877) (Khan Academy)

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A house divided against itself cannot stand. The United States could no longer remain half-slave and half-free, and the ensuing war over the fate of slavery ripped apart the nation. (1) Sectional tension in the 1850s Annexing Texas The Compromise of 1850 Uncle Tom’s Cabin part 1 Uncle Tom’s Cabin part 2 Uncle Tom’s Cabin […]

The early republic (1800-1848) (Khan Academy)

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In the early nineteenth century, the United States expanded rapidly, fueled by new technology, growing markets, and the extension of democracy to all white men. But this prosperity came at a cost, gobbling up the lands of Native Americans in the West and the labor of enslaved people in the South. (1) Politics and society […]

The road to revolution (1754-1800) (Khan Academy)

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From colony to nation. Explore the dramatic events that separated the United States from Britain and the trials of the young republic and its citizens. (1) Life of Benjamin Franklin An introduction to Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin becomes a writer Benjamin Franklin and Poor Richard’s Almanac Benjamin Franklin the civic leader Benjamin Franklin the inventor […]

The historian’s toolkit (Khan Academy)

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Learning about history isn’t all grabbing golden idols from caves and running away from giant boulders. In this tutorial, learn the skills that historians use to interpret primary documents, write strong arguments, and answer questions about the past. (1) How to think like a historian Thinking like a historian How to read a document How […]

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