MindEdge's History of the United States: Early Colonization to 1877 Learning Resource

MindEdge's History of the United States: Early Colonization to 1877 learning resource provides college and university students with a comprehensive introductory survey of American history from colonial days through Reconstruction. It engages learners with videos, interactive exercises, games, quizzes, and related content.

This modular course can be tailored to your school with webtexts, ebooks, and optional trade paperbacks available. It seamlessly integrates into all learning management systems.

MindEdge's Introduction to American Government content helps students:

  • Understand the impact of European colonization on indigenous peoples
  • Track the development of colonial societies and economies
  • Explain the philosophical and economic origins of the American Revolution
  • Trace the development of the Constitution and the evolving role of government in American life
  • Describe the growth of participatory democracy in the 19th century
  • Consider the motives for American expansion and the rise of nationalism
  • Discuss the rise of the abolition movement and the legacy of slavery
  • Explain the causes and impacts of the Civil War

History of the United States: Early Colonization to 1877 traces the evolution of American society, and American ideas, from the early 16th century through the crucible of the Civil War. This learning resource employs narrative scenarios and interactive exercises and gives students the opportunity to identify and interpret historical trends while developing reasoned thinking and writing skills.

There are eight modules in this learning resource:

  1. The Early Colonies, 1492-1650
  2. Dutch, French, and English Expansion, 1500-1700
  3. British Domination and Colonial Protest, 1660-1774
  4. Revolution and Constitution, 1775-1800
  5. Industrial Transformation and Jacksonian Democracy, 1800-50
  6. Westward Expansion and the Debate Over Slavery, 1800-60
  7. Revivalism, Reform, and Rumblings of War, 1820-60
  8. The Civil War and Reconstruction, 1860-77