US History

Course Overview

The United States History course is taught by Todd Edmond. In this course students learn the history of this great country and the causes and effects of historical happenings in this great country. U.S. History I is A-G Approved through the University of California.


Scope and Sequence

Unit 1 - Colonial America (1492-1754) In this unit students learn about the early inhabitants of the Americas, American Indian empires, worlds that collided in the United States, the conquistadors, and the arrival of England. They study the Jamestown/Virginia Colony, the Carolinas, religious diversity in the colonies, and resistance to colonial authority. They also explore transatlantic trade, the enlightenment or great awakening, and colonial governments.

Unit 2 - Revolutionary Era (1754-1783) In this unit students explore the Revolutionary Era. They study the French and Indian War, the Imperial crisis, resistance to Britain, and the War for Independence. They further learn about the Articles of Confederation and the Federal Constitution.

Unit 3 - The New Nation (1783-1816) In this unit students investigate federalists and republicans, the war of 1812, and education for women. They also study the second great awakening and the growth of slavery in the United States.

Unit 4 - Nationalism, Sectionalism, and Reform (1816-1848) In this unit, students study nationalism, sectionalism, and reform. They explore the transportation revolution and the national market economy. They learn about class as it related to immigration, nativism, and planters.

Unit 5 - The Era of Expansion (1828-1848) In this unit students learn about how politics transformed during the era of expansion. They study evangelical protestant revivalism, social reform, transcendentalism and utopia, and literary and artistic expression. They further explore the Western migration and territorial gain -- the Mexican war.

Unit 6 - Crisis, Civil War, and Reconstruction (1848-1877) In this unit students investigate the slavery argument and compromise, the Kansas-Nebraska act, and the 1860 election. They explore the two societies that were at war, emancipation and its effects, and the effects of war on the North and the South. They learn about the reconstruction, the African American role in post-war America, and the compromise of 1877.