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The United States History course is designed as a survey of the significant developments in the U.S.'s past. Student's will explore events from the first peoples' to inhabit the land to President Obama's second term in office. Students will be engaged in the study of human experiences. By studying these experiences and actions of others, students will emerge with relevant skills and an enhanced capacity for informed citizenship, critical thinking, and simple awareness. Along with these items, students will learn about people and societies, and the importance of history in their own life which contributes to moral understanding. It allows for one to form an identify, and it enables the student to become a better citizen.
Students will be provided with the textbook United States History
1. Identify some of the major themes in American life as demonstrated in the specific events of our past.
2. Show how divergent peoples contributed to America’s success.
3. Trace the territorial expansion of the U.S. and how it eventually became recognized as a world power.
4. Demonstrate the ways in which the national government was seen as a vehicle for positive change and as a threat to liberty.
5. Demonstrate, through practice, the basic skills of an historian.
• Topic #1: Beginnings of a New Nation (Prehistory – 1783)
• Topic #2: England’s American Colonies
• Topic #3: The American Revolution
• Topic #4: Establishing the New Nation
• Topic #5: The Early Republic
• Topic #6: Reshaping America in the Early1800s
• Topic #7: Sectional Divisions and Civil War
• Topic #8: Reconstruction
• Topic #9: Industry and Immigration
• Topic #10: Challenges in the Late 1800s
• Topic #11: America Comes of Age
• Topic #12: World War I and the 1920s
• Topic #13: The Great Depression and the New Deal
• Topic #14: World War II
• Topic #15: Postwar America
• Topic #16: Civil Rights and Reform in the 1960s
• Topic #17: The Vietnam War Era
• Topic #18: An Era of Change
• Topic #19: America in the 1980s and 1990s
• Topic #20: America in the Twenty-First Century