Welcome to Basic U.S. History. In this course, we will study the foundation and
formation of the United States of America. It can be said that our present-day
American society is the sum total of the events that have transpired throughout
our nation’s history. Thus, in order to determine “why things are the way they are
today in the U.S.A,” we must first look back and study the origins and
development of America. Furthermore, by understanding and learning from the
past, we stand a greater chance of succeeding as a nation in the future.