"The genius of America lies in its capacity to forge a single nation from peoples of remarkably diverse racial, religious and ethnic origins...The American identity will never be fixed and final; it will always be in the making.

                                                                                                                Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

Welcome to US History I College Prep! If you need to contact me, please email me at fduryea@lvhs.org.


The United States History I College Prep curriculum examines the ideologies, technologies, events and people that influenced and implemented substantial cultural change in American society from the establishment of the colonies until after the Civil War. Students will strengthen their analytical, writing and collaborative skills in order to develop an enduring understanding of how U.S. society, culture, politics and the economy developed and impacted its citizen and the global community. 

Students are required to check on this website's calendar for pending assignments and assessments. Changes to the calendar will only be made by Ms. Duryea.

The textbook for this course is The Americans, authored by Gerald A. Danzer, Jorge Klor de Alva, Larry S. Krieger, 
Louis E. Wilsonn and Nancy Woloch.

Historical Periods to be Studied:

Pre and Post Columbian America
Colonial America
The American Revolution
The Constitutional Period
Manifest Destiny
The Age of Reform
Civil War and Reconstruction

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