Student must have taken United States History, but not received credit.

Course Description:

This learning recovery course allows students to pretest and identify specific content areas within the course to complete with the support of the teacher. Entire course is offered online and does not require the student to attend the class in person. A two week extension is available for students who may require more flexibility to complete the program. It is the responsibility of the student to determine their school’s acceptance of VTVLC credit for credit recovery. Refunds will only be granted PRIOR to the course start date of 6/28/17.

Topics & Concepts:

Module 1:

  • Causes and consequences of the Civil War
  • Reconstruction policies
  • Effects of Reconstruction
  • Westward expansion
  • U.S. government efforts to assimilate American Indians
  • American Indian resistance to westward expansion and assimilation

Module 2:

  • Social, political, and economic changes that resulted from the Second Industrial Revolution
  • Populism
  • Economic ideologies
  • Political machines
  • Push and pull factors of immigration
  • Social Gospel and Progressive reforms

Module 3:

  • U.S. foreign policies of isolation, intervention, and imperialism
  • U.S. territorial expansion
  • Causes and effects of Spanish-American War
  • Panama Canal
  • Causes and effects of World War I
  • Controversies surrounding the Treaty of Versailles

Module 4:

  • The Red Scare
  • Post WWI economic trends in the United States
  • The Roaring Twenties
  • Post WWI civil rights issues
  • The Great Depression
  • New Deal policies and programs

Module 5:

  • Causes and consequences of World War II
  • The Holocaust
  • Social, political, and economic changes experienced by Americans on the homefront during World War II

Module 6:

  • Nuremburg Trials
  • Creation of the United Nations
  • Post-World War II prosperity
  • Cold War
  • Korean War
  • Vietnam War
  • McCarthyism and Red Scare
  • Watergate

Module 7:

  • Great Society policies and programs
  • The Civil Rights Movement
  • Movements for women and minority rights
  • Supreme Court cases related to civil rights and liberties

Module 8:

  • Economic, political, and social concerns of the 1970s – 2000s
  • U.S. foreign policies between the U.S., Latin America, and the Middle East
  • Changes immigration policy and attitudes.
  • Globalization and trade organizations
  • Terrorism


Offerings and courses subject to change. Please refer to the VTVLC Student Information System as the most up-to-date resource of current offerings and required materials for courses.