Welcome to the first semester of US History. In semester one we will study the origins of our nation, including how the continent was settled by Native Americans and colonized by the Europeans. We also focus on the foundations of American democracy by looking at the American Revolution, the US Constitution, and the Civil War. We will trace the expansion of the nation from East to West, including the settlement of the west, large scale immigration and industrialization, and eventually the emergence of the US as a world power in the 20th century. The first semester units include the attempts by Progressive reformers to improve America's cities, the Roaring 20's and the Great Depression of the 1930's.

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You can read an overview of our class at: Overview of US History Course

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