This week, we will fight World War I, the first purely European conflict the United States took part in. Additionally, we will further define the American identity through the 1920s before beginning the greatest economic disaster in modern history.
Any quiz announcements will be made at the beginning of any class this week.
This week, we will move through the Progressive Era and examine the United's States evolving role in international affairs at the turn of the 20th century.
The Unit 3 test is currently scheduled for Friday. All missing assignments from Unit 3 are due on the same day.
This week, we will explore the Gilded Age in the United States. We will measure the changes from an Anglocentric culture that forged the nation to the melting pot of cultures and ideologies that we know as the American experience today. Technology, invention, urbanization, and segregation will dominate the American landscape at the turn of the 20th century.
This week we will conclude Unit 2. We will explore the way the United States was reconstructed following the Civil War. Ultimately, we will decide whether the issues that caused the Civil War were ever truly addressed or solved.
The Unit 2 test is currently scheduled for 2/23. All QOTDs will be turned in on this date. There will be a pep rally that will alter class schedules on 2/24. Check back for updates to class assignments as a result.
This week, we will be studying the colonial history of the United States. We will begin with the Virginia colony as it grew out of Jamestown before moving North into the New England colonies, and finally wrapping up with the Southern colonies. We will work to analyze the differences between the three colonial regions. This will include labor, culture, and politics in each of the three regions. The week will end with a study of the Salem Witch Trials and the Great Awakening.
On Friday 8/12, we will have our first quiz of the semester. The quiz will cover everything we have learned so far this year, including the Jamestown colony, indentured servitude, and regional differences.
Welcome to US History! Have you ever turned on the television, read an article online, or listened to the radio and wondered how we got here? Throughout this course, we will examine the building blocks of American culture, economics, politics, and power in order to better understand our contemporary world. If you want things to change, you have to know where they are coming from. Even if you don't want to change anything, knowing these things will help you sound smart and surely entertain all your friends.
This week, we will focus on getting to know each other, fixing any scheduling issues, and learning what the world was like before 'Murica was around to keep things safe. Check back every Friday for updates on the class and assignments.
This week, we will move out of the history of the colonial United States and get on the road to revolution. For the most part, everyone did well on this quiz last week. If you have not taken the quiz, you need to do so by Friday of this week (8/19).
This week, we will discuss the causes of the American Revolution, examine Thomas Paine's Common Sense, rediscover the Enlightenment, and finally fire the first shots at Bunker Hill. There will be several assignments posted digitally, so be sure to check back throughout the week.