8th Grade Advanced U.S. History (U.S. Studies from 1492 to 1877: Exploration through Reconstruction)  
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American Colonies
  • Pre-Columbian Indigenous Americans
  • European Exploration & Columbian Exchange
  • Colony Development (emphasis British)
Road to Revolution & Independence
  • French & Indian War
  • 18th Century Life in the British Colonies
  • Causes of the American Revolution & Independent Thinking
  • The Revolutionary War
Nation Formation
  • George Washington’s America
  • Constitution Development (+ document study)
Young America
  • Precedents, Trans-Appalachian Expansion, and the War of 1812
  • 19th Century Life in America
  • Manifest Destiny
  • Andrew Jackson & the new American politics
Civil War
  • Mexican-American War and Sectionalism
  • The Cause
  • The Civil War
  • The Phases
  • The Amendments
  • New Emancipated Citizens - Progress and Setbacks
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