GED 232 Early U.S. History (Basic Subjects)

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GED 232 Early U.S. History (Basic Subjects)

3 Semester Units

Early U.S. History explores the history of the United Sates from native American societies before 1492 to the year 1877, with an in-depth analysis of the transition in United States history from pre-colonial beginnings to an independent national state. This course will survey the historical, cultural, political and economic events that shaped early United States history.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Discuss the various groups of Europeans that immigrated to the American colonies during the eighteenth century and understand how these groups add to the complexity and diversity of the American colonial population.
  • Explain the impact of the American Revolution on the status of women, African Americans, and Native Americans.
  • Outline the major points of both the religious and racial justifications for slavery and explain the circumstances in which each argument was more likely to be used.
  • Explain the long-term impact of the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments as protections against racial discrimination.


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