American History & Government Specialist

Overview

American history offers one of the most unique and interesting portraits of a successful nation built from the humblest of beginnings. The great experiment that is American democracy and government encapsulates fundamental lessons in constitutionalism, federalism, checks and balances, bureaucracy, civil rights and civil liberties as well as the importance and effects of political participation and behavior as it impacts policy formation. All of these concepts combine to produce one of the most unique government institutions in the world and a comprehensive understanding of its inner workings, strengths and limitations ensures public policy professionals, elected officials, community organizers, public officials and their staff at all levels have an educated and informed view of American government as a whole and as compared with other governments around the world.

This program introduces Learners to the fundamentals of American government and politics focusing on the historical evolution of government and policies, the major institutions, and the major processes. Throughout the program, Learners will evaluate the various characteristics unique to American government through the critical lens of history and current international developments with a constant eye toward future limitations or promises still to be met. Offering Learners an in-depth look at the fascinating developments that make up American History, Learners will gain a fundamental understanding of the history that has led to a successful nation today, the roots of various difficulties that continue to test the United States and the basic foundations that have endured through history to guide decisions for years to come. Alongside and in-depth look at how American government works, this course delivers a broad survey of American history from New World exploration and settlement through Independence, the Civil War, Reconstruction, Manifest Destiny, the Industrial Revolution, the Great Depression, and two World Wars all colored by the social, political and cultural developments that led to the US as it stands today.

 

Program Objectives

After completing this program, learners will be able to:

  • Outline the institutional structures and how these structures interact with each other to explain the processes of government
  • Apply an understanding of government processes to analyze contemporary politics
  • Explain how the historical development of the United States affects the contemporary political environment
  • Analyze the formal and informal processes by which public policy is made
  • Explain how individual actors impact the contemporary political environment
  • Apply informational literacy skills in the study of politics
  • Describe the peoples of North America between 30,000 B.C. and 1682 A.D.
  • Label significant American historical events on a timeline
  • Examine the diversity present in the seventeenth century English Colonies
  • Examine the challenges faced by Colonial families in a growing and diverse America
  • Analyze the causes and events of the American Revolution
  • Explain republican culture
  • Analyze the challenges of the new democracy
  • Analyze the steps involved in creating a democracy
  • Examine inequalities in race and gender and their impact on American society
  • Evaluate the changing role of the family in Colonial America
  • Explain the pre-war division between the North and South
  • Analyze the reasons for and events of the Civil War
  • Investigate issues related to post-war reconstruction
  • Examine the conquest and exploitation of the West
  • Label significant American historical events on a timeline
  • Analyze the role of industrialization on society
  • Explain the changes in urban society and the government
  • Examine the Roosevelt presidency and the changing face of industrialism
  • Analyze the Age of Progressivism
  • Examine America’s role in World War I
  • Evaluate the cultural challenges of the 1920s and 1930s
  • Investigate issues leading to the Cold War
  • Examine post-World War II culture
  • Examine the political issues of the 1970s
  • Examine the Reagan and Bush Administrations’ role in American society
  • Examine the Democratic revival in the 1990s
  • Use Microsoft Office®

Certification

 

There is a National Certification exam available to students who successfully complete this program:

  • National Workforce Career Association (NWCA) American History & Government (USGOV)

Note: Inclusion of National Certification exam vouchers vary from school and payment / finance method. To check if they are included, you may message any of our advisors through any of our available channels here

Financial Aid

 

 

Grants (Military)

  • MyCAA for Eligible US Military Spouses

MyCAA is a $4000 education grant for spouses of service members on active duty in paygrades E1-E5, W1-W2, O1-O2. Spouses married to members of the National Guard and Reserves in the same paygrades, in title 10 orders, are also eligible.

MyCAA covers: tuition, externship and national certification exam vouchers

Our university partners provide, as job aids, at no extra cost: books / workbooks, laptop, mentor support, 12 mos subscription to CampusEd, job placement assistance.

To see if you qualify, message us here

 

  • Army Credentialing Assistance

The Army Credentialing Assistance (CA) program is a government-instituted training and education program that provides a grant of up to $4,000 to eligible soldiers. The grant can be used to enroll in more than 1,600 industry-recognized off-duty career-training certificate programs, licensure exams, and academic or vocational credentials, and even re-certification. It was first made available in October 1, 2019 to the Fort Hood, Fort Campbell, Fort Carson, Fort Drum, Fort Riley, and JBLM bases. As of January 1, 2020, the program is available to all installations.

To see if you qualify, email us here

 

Grants (Non Military)

  • Workforce Grant

We have partnered with private institutions to provide assistance to qualified students. The Workforce Grant is in place to help reinvigorate the workforce amidst the ongoing pandemic. If qualified, a student may receive up to 50% of tuition assistance.

To see if you qualify, message us here

 

Payment Plans

  • Zero Interest Monthly Payment Plans

Payment plans are available for any student at zero interest. This option is available for every university partner. Click here for a complete list.

 

 

 

 

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Texas A&M International University

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Grant Options

MyCAA for Military Spouses

Scholarship grant for eligible US military spouses

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