What topics will I learn about in United States History?

Students in US History will:

  • Explore the various motives for English colonization in North America, including religious freedom, economic opportunity, and representative government.
  • Examine the conflict between the British government and the colonies.
  • Dissect and examine the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.
  • Explore the structure and purpose of the three branches of Government.
  • Understand the importance of the first three presidential administrations and the way politics shaped the new government.
  • Identify the causes of the American Civil War, its key figures, and significant battles.
  • Examine the uniquely American culture created in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
  • Dissect the “Roaring 20’s” and the causes of the Great Depression.
  • Understand the relevance and impact of World War II and the following Cold War.
  • Trace the cultural and social developments from the 1960s to the present day.