We begin our course with the origins of the nation. We will learn the different theories of how Native Americans first arrived on the continent. We will also look at the causes and consequences of European colonization of North America. The first unit traces the foundations of American democracy with the American Revolution and the US Constitution. We will follow the expansion of the US in its first century US including the Mexican American War, American slavery, the division between North and South, leading to the Civil War. 


Textbook:American History 1



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