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 […]

History of life on Earth (Khan Academy)

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Our planet has an amazing history spanning about 4.5 billion years! Learn more about how Earth formed, the early history of life on Earth, and the origins of humans. (1) Formation of Earth and early life Earth formation Beginnings of life Hypotheses about the origins of life (2) The diversification of life Ozone layer and […]

Khan Academy

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Khan Academy is perhaps the best known free collection of online courses. The subjects span a great range of topics, including everything from math and science to art history. According to their about page: Our mission is to provide a free, world‑class education for anyone, anywhere. A full list of the subjects they offer is […]