Unit 1: American Beginnings to 1738This unit will focus on the role of several societies in the discovery and settlement of America.
Unit 2: Shaping A New Nation (1781-1850)This unit will focus on the struggles and successes of the U.S. in the early years of its formation.
Unit 3: Growth, Disunion, and Reconstruction (1800-1877)This unit will focus on the events that led to the civil war and resulting effects.
Unit 4: Industrialization of the US (1840-1945) This unit will focus on the growth and development of the U.S. through progress and technology.
Unit 5: Modern America Emerges (1880-1920)This unit will focus on the causes and justifications for Imperialism, the Progressive Era, and WWI.
Unit 6: Roaring Twenties, Great Depression & WWII (1920-1945)This unit will focus on the turbulent times of the 20’s, and the depression that encompassed the US, and the turning events surrounding WWII.
Unit 7: Living with Great Turmoil (1945-1968)This unit will focus on the aftermath of WWII: rebuilding Europe, the US postwar boom, the New Frontier under President Kennedy's administration, and the Great Society under President Johnson's administration.
Unit 8: Challenges and Change (1950-1980)This unit will investigate the impact that WWII had on the US resulting in a push for change. Material will focus on the civil rights movement, the Vietnam War conflict, the emerging counterculture in the US during the 60's & 70's, and the confidence crisis that developed in the US during the 80's.
Unit 9: Conservative Tide and Beyond (1980-present)This unit will focus on the application of historical themes to current trends and world events.