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Course Objective:

 To study American History from the 1600's to the 1800's in an engaging way.


Guiding Questions :

1.Why did Europeans come to America? 

2. How did colonists/Americans they use their resources to develop the colonies/America?

3. What was the Social Contract and how did this lead to independence from Britain? ***

4. How did our democratic government develop?
(Early examples of democratic governments and how America handled the following challenges of democratic government: A. Safety v Freedom B. Minority v Majority Rights)***


5. How does the Constitution give our government power while protecting our individual freedoms?

(With an emphasis on the concepts of Separation of Powers, Checks and Balances and Federalism)***


6. Why did America fight a Civil War and what were the effects?







*** - Denotes SLO objectives








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