M/J United States History
M/J United States History focuses on American History from Exploration and Colonization to the Reconstruction Period following the Civil War. Students will be exposed to the historical, geographic, political, economic, and sociological events which influenced the development of the United States and the resulting impact on world history. So that students can clearly see the relationship between cause and effect in historical events, students should have the opportunity to explore those fundamental ideas and events which occurred after Reconstruction.
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
- Understand how conflict between the American colonies and Great Britain led to American independence.
- Understand political, economic, and social changes that occurred in the United States during the 19th century, including changes resulting from the Industrial Revolution, and explain how these changes led to:
- movement into the western frontier, and
- conflict among sections of the United States.
- Describe the causes and effects of the Civil War and its aftermath.