Mission Statement: This study of United History will provide comprehensive coverage of U.S. history from prehistory to the present. It will be a blending of social and political history and geography to provide students with a broad view of America’s past and present. A multicultural perspective will be used and the skills of interpreting charts, primary sources, political cartoons, and other historical documents will be developed.
Advantages of each side, Early Battles, military strategy, the war in the west, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Emancipation Proclamation, Grant’ s strategy, Sherman’s March to the Sea, Appomattox.
Amnesty, assassination of Lincoln, radical republicans, Freedmen’s Bureau, 13th-15th Amendments, Andrew Johnson, impeachment, black codes, Carpet baggers, and scalawags, KKK, Compromise of 1877
American Innovations, Immigration, rise of capitalism, urbanization, economic growth, moving west, Spanish American war, the progressives, imperialism
World War I
Roots of conflict in Europe, American involvement, outcomes of WWI, League of nations, Versailles Treaty, effects on Germany, Italy and Japan in 1920’s, Great Depression, The New Deal
The World at War and the Home Front
Europe in the 1930s, appeasement, rise of totalitarianism, 1939-1945, American involvement after Pearl Harbor, The holocaust within the context of WWII.
The Cold War
Soviet Union vs United States, two camps, Berlin, Iron Curtain, NATO vs Warsaw Pact, Cuban missile crisis, détente, MAD, Cold War concludes in 1989 (in Europe).
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