American History semester 2
(Am Hist S2)

Designed as a two-semester high school course, students will examine the political, social, and economic aspects of American history from early colonization to present-day. Topics covered include European colonization, early settlements, the colonies and colonial society, English mercantilism, Native American conflict, the founding fathers, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, starting a nation, the Bill of Rights, Westward expansion, the War of 1812, the industrial revolution, early elections, states' rights, population and sectionalism, women's rights, slavery, the Civil War, Reconstruction, the Far West, Manifest Destiny, Native Americans, American industry, elections, foreign acquisitions, industrialization, labor, immigration, the progressive movement, American expansionism, Populism, World War I, women's suffrage, the Great Depression, U.S. occupations and World War II, the Red Scare, the Korean War, civil rights, the Vietnam War, America's role as a modern world leader after WWII, the Clinton years, the 9/11 attacks, the Bush Presidency, and America in the 21st century.