United States History

  • Welcome to United States History!  This course will take an in depth look at Twentieth Century America and the social, political, and economic forces that have affected our nation and its future.  This course examines the history of the United States of America from 1877 to the present. The federal republic has withstood challenges to its national security and expanded the rights and roles of its citizens. The episodes of its past have shaped the nature of the country today and prepared it to attend to the challenges of tomorrow. Understanding how these events came to pass and their meaning for today’s citizens is the purpose of this course. The concepts of historical thinking introduced in earlier grades continue to build with students locating and analyzing primary and secondary sources from multiple perspectives to draw conclusions.


    Areas of Study:

    -          Westward Expansion

    -          Immigration and Urbanization

    -          The Progressive Era

    -          America Claims an Empire: Imperialism

    -          The First World War

    -          The Roaring 20s, The Great Depression and The New Deal

    -          World War II

    -          Cold War Conflicts: Containment/Korea

    -          Cold War: Home front/Social

    -          Civil Rights/Minority Rights/Women’s Rights

    -          Cold War 1960s

    -          Cold War: Vietnam

    -          End of Cold War

    -          United States and Post-Cold War World


    ***This course has a state End of Course Exam in the Spring


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