US HISTORY UNITS We will examine the following questions in American History this year.
Unit One - Colonial America Essential Question: How did European nations establish colonies in the New World?
Unit Two - Revolutionary War Essential Question: How did differing views on religion, government and foreign policies escalate into to a war for independence from Britain?
Unit Three - Framing the Constitution Essential Questions: What were the foundational views of the founding fathers as they wrote the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution? How has the Constitution shaped the way our government operates?
Unit Four - Westward Expansion: Essential Question: How did the United States expand from the 13 Original Colonies to the fifty states?
Unit Five - Civil War Essential Questions: What were the issues leading to the outbreak of the Civil War? How was our county affected by the major battles of the Civil War and the period of Reconstruction following?
Unit Six - Rise of Industry: Essential Question: How did industries and cities develop in the United States, and what are the advantages and disadvantages associated with this industrialism?