On-Level 8th Grade U.S. History (U.S. Studies from 1492 to 1877: Exploration through Reconstruction)   
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Below is a representation of some subjects & themes explored in class.  

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American Colonies
  • Pre-America Review: Native Americans, European Exploration, & Columbian Exchange

  • Colony Development (emphasis British)

Road to Revolution & Independence
  • 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
  • Sectionalism
  • The Cause
  • The Civil War
Reconstruction
  • The Phases and the Amendments
  • New Emancipated Citizens - Progress and Setbacks
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