United States History: Conflict and Compromise

Course Length: Full year   |   Suggested Grade Level(s): 10, 11, 12

This full-year course on United States history begins with a brief introduction to the Americas before 1492 and looks closely at the colonial era, imperial conflicts, and the early republic. The first semester continues with westward migration, Indian dispossession, slavery, industrialization, and the Civil War. The second semester looks at the world wars, immigration, the Cold War, and the civil rights movements, and wraps up with the twenty-first century war on terror and culture wars.