Topic outline

  • Unit 1- Exploration & Colonization

    The colonies influenced values and beliefs many Americans cherish today such as economic opportunity, religious freedom, and representative government.

    • Unit 2- Revolutionary Era

      A spirit of independence became evident as the colonies began to make their own laws and develop their own way of doing things, far from the established rules and restrictions faced in their home countries.

      • Unit 3- Constitution & Early Republic

        Civic Responsibility is a vital part of a successful democracy.

        • Unit 4- The New Republic

          The presidencies of George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and James Monroe.

          • Unit 5- Jacksonian Democracy

            The key political, economic and social events of the Jackson era.

            • Unit 6 -Industrial Revolution

              The impact of the Industrial Revolution on the different sections of the US and the compromises that postponed secession.

              • Unit 7- Manifest Destiny

                Westward Expansion was a factor in the growth of American economic power and the expansion of democracy.

                • Unit 8- Reform Movements

                  Strong sectionalism rivalries between the north, south, and west contributed to economic, social, and political change.

                  • Unit 9- Causes of the Civil War

                    The Civil War began as a fight to preserve the Union, became a fight to end slavery, and resulted in increased liberties for all Americans in a renewed effort to live up to the ideals of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.

                    • Unit 10- The Civil War

                      The significant military and political events of the Civil War including the importance of the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments.

                      • Unit 11- Reconstruction

                        The significant military and political events after the Civil War.