Course Objectives In order to attain a thorough understanding and develop analytical skills in American history, we will master the following during the school year:
The political, economic, and social events and issues related to industrialization and urbanization, major wars, domestic and foreign policies of the Cold War and post-Cold War eras, and reform movements including civil rights.
The impact of geographic factors on major events and analyze causes and effects of the Great Depression.
The impact of constitutional issues on American society, evaluate the dynamic relationship of the three branches of the federal government and analyze efforts to expand the democratic process.
The relationship between the arts and the times during which they were created.
The impact of technological innovations on the American labor movement.
The use of critical-thinking skills, including explaining and applying different methods, that historians use to interpret the past, including points of view and historical context.