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Overview

The History of the United States I: Early Colonization to 1877 CLEP exam covers material that is usually taught in the first semester of a two-semester course in United States history. The examination covers the period of United States history from early European colonization to the end of Reconstruction, with the majority of the questions on the period of 1790–1877. In the part covering the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, emphasis is placed on the English colonies.

The exam contains approximately 120 questions to be answered in 90 minutes.

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Knowledge and Skills Required

Questions on the History of the United States I exam require test takers to demonstrate one or more of the following abilities.

  • Identification and description of historical phenomena
  • Analysis and interpretation of historical phenomena
  • Comparison and contrast of historical phenomena

Exam Breakdown

The subject matter of the History of the United States I exam is drawn from the following topics. The percentages next to the main topics indicate the approximate percentage of exam questions on that topic.

Topical Specifications

35% Political institutions, political developments, and public policy
25% Social developments
10% Economic developments
15% Cultural and intellectual developments
15% Diplomacy and international relations

Chronological Specifications

30% 1500–1789
70% 1790–1877

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User Test Results for the History of the U.S. I CLEP Exam

307 users have submitted their test results to us since March 2016

287 (93.4%) of those users have reported an ACE recommended passing score

The table below represents our users most recent test results for the History of the U.S. I CLEP exam after using Credits4Less.

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DateResultScore
Feb 19, 2018Pass73
Feb 13, 2018Pass78
Feb 9, 2018Pass68
Feb 9, 2018Pass64
Jan 29, 2018Pass79

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