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The Patriot Institute has teamed up with Hillsdale College to provide American History 102 free online class to our members!

American History 102

Understanding American history is absolutely imperative to understand our country today. We can’t possibly “Make America Great Again” without if we don’t have the knowledge of what made America great in the past.

These classes can be taken in any order and are intended to be stand-alone courses. Come back as often as you like and take in any of these classes in any order. These video classes are presented here categorized and in chronological order as produced by Hilsdale College.

American History 102: This course covers topics including the development of the idea of natural rights during the late colonial period; the American Revolution, the framing of the Constitution, and the rise of political parties; the crisis of the Union and the Civil War; the growth of the United States into an industrial and global power, World Wars I and II, and the Cold War; and the rise of Progressivism and the reaction against it signaled by the election of Ronald Reagan. Lectures are delivered and Q&A sessions conducted by members of Hillsdale’s history department faculty, and readings are drawn from the American Heritage Reader used in the American Heritage core course taught on Hillsdale’s campus.

Become a well-informed citizen. Start right here at The Patriot Institute!

“Colonial Settlement”

Q&A – “Colonial Settlement”

“Enlightenment and Natural Rights”

Q&A – “Enlightenment and Natural Rights”

“The American Founding”

Q&A – “The American Founding”

“Democracy: American Promise and its Dangers”

History 102 – Week Five Q&A

“The Crisis of the Union”

Q&A – “The Crisis of the Union”

“The Gilded Age and the Robber Barons”

Q&A – “The Gilded Age and the Robber Barons”


Q&A – “Progressivism”

Q&A – “Progressivism”

“America as a World Power”

Q&A – “America as a World Power”

“The Reagan Revolution”

Q&A – “The Reagan Revolution”




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