United States History I (Colonization through reconstruction)

United States History I (Colonization through reconstruction)

United States History I (Colonization through reconstruction)

Grade Level: 10
Two Semesters (FY)

United States History I is the first of a two-year study of United States history. U.S. History I examines the American experience prior to the twentieth century. The first semester is a study of European exploration, English colonial expansion, American Revolution, and the Constitution. There will be an emphasis on comparing Spanish, French, and English exploration, conquering, and colonizing of the New World. There will also be an examination of the causes and results of the American Revolution. Finally, there will be an in depth look at Confederation and the creation of the Constitution. The second semester begins with a look at the new Republic, the Jacksonian era, Civil War and Reconstruction. The emphasis is on examining the new Republic through the presidential administrations of Washington, Adams, and Jefferson. There will be an in depth look at the United States as it evolves through the Nationalist Era as well as an examination of the impact of Jacksonian Democracy. Second semester also includes a study of political and economic expansion, reform movements, sectional divisions, the Civil War and Reconstruction.