HIS1146: Virginia History

05/01/2024 to 05/30/2025 • Modified 04/27/2024

Course Description

This semester-long course provides an overview of the history, geography, and government of the Commonwealth of Virginia from the 16th century to the present. Students will learn the contributions the Commonwealth has made to the progression of American History in areas of law, government, education, economics, and religion. The course includes a focus on the importance of Christianity and religious freedom to the growth of the American nation.




Module 1: Colonial Virginia

  • Week 1: Virginia Statistics, Geography, and Government
  • Week 2: Early Colonial Virginia
  • Week 3: Virginia as a Royal Colony
  • Week 4: Test: Colonial Virginia

Module 2: From Colony to Commonwealth

  • Week 5: Virginia in the American Revolution
  • Week 6: Becoming a Nation
  • Week 7: Religious Freedom in Virginia Project
  • Week 8: The Early Republic
  • Week 9: Exam: Quarter 1

Module 3: The Civil War & Reconstruction

  • Week 10: Virginia and the Civil War
  • Week 11: Reconstruction in Virginia
  • Week 12: The Civil War & Reconstruction Assessments

Module 4: Virginia Since the Civil War

  • Week 13: Virginia & the New South
  • Week 14: Virginia in the Early 20th Century
  • Week 15: Byrd Machine, World War II, and Segregation
  • Week 16: Southern Manifesto and Current Issues
  • Week 17: Modern Virginia
  • Week 18: Exam: Quarter 2

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