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American History


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American History is designed to provide students with a comprehensive and engaging profile of the history of the United States of America from the end of the Civil War in 1865 to the height of the Cold War in 1980. The course is divided into four distinct parts, each consisting of three, fifteen-lesson units. Each of the units is based on a central concept. Students will find graded assessments after each lesson and an exam at the end of each unit of the course._
The course is organized as a journey through the key events that have shaped America as a nation since the divisive and destructive Civil War. The journey begins with the Reconstruction, a period of great transition and opportunity to heal a broken nation. It passes through the great migration westward and explores how the Industrial Revolution and waves of immigration fueled the flames of the American spirit today. The course details the challenges America faced and how equality did not come freely for populations of American Indians, African Americans, immigrants, and women, but also explains how the core values of the founding fathers eventually prevailed and led to the Womens Suffrage and Civil Rights Movements. The impact of war is closely investigated in the course, with units covering the role of the United States in World War I, Word War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. Throughout this journey, the course highlights the great political, industrial, military, and human rights leaders who shaped America into a beacon of hope. At the completion of this course, students will have gained both a knowledge of and appreciation for the events and people who have impacted the growth of a nation._
Part 1 Description
This part of the course covers the time period from 1865 to1890. Beginning with the Reconstruction and rebirth of the southern states as part of _one nation under God,” the first unit describes the political alliances that evolved as the country moved forward following the Civil War. It then explores the expansion of the country geographically as the population moved to the west and risked everything to find new opportunities and better lives. Finally, the third unit focuses on the vast economic growth of the nation as the leaders of industry both capitalized on and preyed upon the American work ethic.
_________â_Part 1 Unit 1 Reconstruction
_________â_Part 1 Unit 2 Western Expansion
_________â_Part 1 Unit 3 Business and Labor
Part 2 Description
The time period from 1890 to 1914 is the focus of this part of the course. As the United States quickly became a powerhouse of industry, the world sent their huddled masses to begin new lives in the land of opportunity. The second unit describes how this rapid and unregulated growth led to a system that would soon be crushed under its own weight unless reformed by the rule of law. These laws reflected the American ideal of fairness and represented a major crossroads in the history of the nation dedicated to upholding the vision of its founding fathers. The third unit then details a period of time during which the United States was engaged with the rest of the world in hopes of protecting the interests of the nation and the freedoms of its diverse people.
_________â_Part 2 Unit 1 Immigration and American Life
_________â_Part 2 Unit 2 Reform and Organization
_________â_Part 2 Unit 3 American Expansion

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