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United States History


United States History


Aaron Pier

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Course Overview

   The course of United States History is offered to FDMS Juniors as a requirement for its humanities and social sciences curricula. This course includes the Themes of History, which consists of Diversity and the National Identity, America in World Affairs, Economic Opportunity, Science and Technology, Women and Political Power, Immigration and Migration, States’ Rights, Voting Rights, and Civil Rights.

Course Outline

First Quarter:

Unit 1: American Beginnings to 1877

  • Chapter 1: Exploration and the Colonial Era

  • Chapter 2: Revolution and the Early Republic

  • Chapter 3: The Growth of a Young Nation

  • Chapter 4: The Union in Peril

Unit 2: Bridge to the 20th Century

  • Chapter 5: Changes on the Western Frontier

  • Chapter 6: A New Industrial Age

  • Chapter 7: Immigrants and Urbanization

  • Chapter 8: Life at the Turn of the 20th Century

Third Quarter:

Unit 5: World War II and its Aftermath

  • Chapter 16: World War Looms

  • Chapter 17: The United States in World War II

  • Chapter 18: Cold War Conflicts

  • Chapter 19: The Postwar Boom

Unit 6: Living with Great Turmoil

  • Chapter 20: The New Frontier and the Great Society

  • Chapter 21: Civil Rights

Second Quarter:

Unit 3: Modern America Emerges

  • Chapter 9: The Progressive Era

  • Chapter 10: America Claims an Empire

  • Chapter 11: The First World War

Unit 4: The 1920’s and the Great Depression

  • Chapter 12: Politics of the Roaring Twenties

  • Chapter 13: The Roaring Life of the 1920’s

  • Chapter 14: The Great Depression Begins

  • Chapter 15: The New Deal

Fourth Quarter:

Unit 6: Living with Great Turmoil (continued)

  • Chapter 22: The Vietnam War Years

  • Chapter 23: An Era of Social Change

Unit 7: Passage to a New Century

  • Chapter 24: An Age of Limits

  • Chapter 25: The Conservative Tide

  • Chapter 26: The United States in Today’s World