US History & Government Course Description

US History & Government Units of Instruction

  1. US Geography 
  2. Pre-Colonial America & Native Americans
  3. Colonial American Settlements (Plymouth & Jamestown)
  4. The American Revolution (Declaration of Independance & Influence of Enlightenment Thinkers)
  5. The Constitution, Bill of Rights & The Federalist Period (Hamilton v. Jefferson)
  6. Madison & The War of 1812/The Monroe Doctrine & Foreign Policy
  7. The Jacksonian Age & The Growth of Democracy
  8. The Antebellum Era
  9. Growth of Sectionalism & Nullification Crisis of 1828
  10. The Civil War (1861-1865) (FILM=Gettysburg)
  11. The Reconstruction Era (Reconstructing the "Old South")
  12. The Industrial Revolution & Immigration (New vs. Old Immigration) (Chinese Exclusion)
  13. The Rise of Big Business & The Progressive Era (Focus on Rockefeller, Carnegie & Pres. Theodore Roosevelt)
  14. World War I (1914-1918) (The Effects of WW1 on the US=Growing Isolation)
  15. The Roaring 20's (Tradition vs. Change)
  16. The Great Depression of the 1930's (FDR, New Deal Programs & Dust Bowl)
  17. World War II (1939-1945) (Causes, Turning Points & Results) (Truman's Decision) (Japanese Internment)
  18. The Cold War (Johnson-Reagan Presidancy)
  19. The Post Cold War Era (Persian-Gulf War & 9-11)
  20. The Threat of Terrorism, Rise of Islamic Extremism, Wars in Afganistan & Iraq, US-China Relations & The US in the world today