AMERICAN HISTORY SURVEY COURSE
(almost one unit per 9 weeks)
Unit 1- A New Nation Is Established
The major purpose of Unit 1 is to acquaint students with the political, economic, and social developments within the thirteen colonies, and social developments within the colonies that led to the American Revolution. The unit also enables the students to understand the content of the Constitution and the nature of the new government.
Unit 2- The Growing Republic
The purpose of Unit 2 is to help the students understand the social, political, and economic factors that shaped American democracy during the formative years between 1800 and 1837. The unit will also acquaint the students will many of the significant issues-including slavery and frontier expansion that led to the rise of sectionalism in America.
Unit 3-Progress and Problems
Unit 3 has two purposes. First, the unit is intended to help students understand how the powerful forces of sectionalism and of frontier expansion shaped forces of sectionalism and of frontier shaped Americas social, political, and economic climate between 1837 and 1860. Second, Unit 4 is designed to help the students analyze the multiple factors that, in combination, undermined national unity and led to the outbreak of civil war.
Unit 4-The Union is Tested
The major purpose of Unit 4 is to help the students gain an understanding of the factors that influenced our nation during the difficult Civil War years and the period of Reconstruction. The students will also learn about the political, economic, and social changes that took place during those years.
Unit 5- The Growth of the Nation
The major purposes of Unit 5 is to acquaint students with the rapid changes in American society in the closing years of the nineteenth century. The unit also enables students to examine the influences of industrialization and immigration on the United States during these years.
NOTE: Pennsylvania History will be incorporated throughout the course and whenever possible the material will parallel the unit being studied.
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