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Sophia’s U.S. History I online course takes you back in time to learn about key figures and pivotal moments in American history. Go at your own speed and complete college-level courses designed to transfer.

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Assignments & grading

This is a pass/fail course. You must complete 12 Challenges (formative assessments), 5 Milestones (summative assessments), and 1 Touchstone (project-based or written assessment) with an overall score of 70% or better.

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Learning outcomes

<p>At the end of the course, you'll be able to:<br></p> <ul><li>Recognize the events, people, and motivations involved in the settling of the Americas.</li><li>Interpret the significance of the events and factors that led to the American Revolution.</li><li>Understand the political, social, and economic climate of the early United States.</li><li>Analyze the role of slavery in the United States and the divisions that impacted the Civil War and Reconstruction.</li><li>Understand the historian's craft and the tools that historians use to research and interpret the past.</li><li>Apply different historical lenses in order to critically evaluate historical events through a variety of perspectives.</li><li>Analyze primary sources to draw conclusions about their meaning and their use as historical evidence.</li></ul>
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