4 weeks / 6 hours per week
About This Course
It reviews all of the substantive material that is usually taught in the first semester of the two-semester course in the United States history. Our goal as creators of this course is to prepare you to pass the College Board's CLEP examination and obtain college credit for free.
Through the guidance of Dr. Elvin T. Ramos, this course will cover the period of United States history from early European colonization to the end of Reconstruction, with the majority of the questions on the period of 1790 through 1877.
“History of the United States I: Early Colonization to 1877” is a completely self-paced course. It has no prerequisites and it is offered entirely for free.
How is this course organized?
This course is organized into seven major modules that contain short video lessons, exercises and reading.
All of the course material has been released at once so you can complete it anytime.
What do I need to pass the CLEP exam?
You need to demonstrate ability to identify, describe, analyze and interpret historical phenomena.
The exam contains approximately 120 questions to be answered in 90 minutes. Please examine our syllabus.
How does this course differ from other CLEP textbooks and traditional courses?
This online course includes a carefully structured series of video lectures and exercises taught by a top quality university professor.
Navigating Through Our Platform
1. The Colonial Period
2. The American Revolution
3. The United States Constitution
4. The New Nation (1789 - 1824)
5. Jacksonian Democracy and Westward Expansion (1824 - 1850)
6. Sectional Conflict and the Causes of the Civil War (1850 - 1860)
7. The Civil War and Reconstruction (1860 - 1877)
Sample CLEP Questions
Questions 1 - 15
Questions 16 - 30
Questions 31 - 45
Questions 46 - 60
Questions 61 - 75
Questions 76 - 90
How Your Score Is Computed