US History

1607 to 1877

Course Overview

Welcome to the study of US History from 1607 to 1877. We begin in 1607 with the founding of the first permanent English settlement at Jamestown, VA and end with the Compromise of 1877, which marked the end of the Reconstruction Era.

The Slideshows and Articles on this page provide summary information for each unit of study in the order in which we will cover them:

  • Key Dates (9 days)
  • Eras (8 days)
  • Territories (12 days)
  • Founding Documents (20 days)
  • Important People (40 days)
  • Wars (45 days)
  • Industrial Revolution (8 days)
  • Reform Movements (7 days)
  • STAAR Review through the eyes of the Presidents (#1 through #18) (10 days)

If you will spend 15 minutes every night reviewing one of these Slideshows or reading one of these Articles and then explaining it to someone at home, you will reach genius-level in your mastery of this content in a very short period of time!!!


USH -- Course Overview -- Key Dates
USH -- Course Overview -- Key Dates
USH -- Course Overview -- Eras
USH -- Course Overview -- Eras
USH -- Course Overview -- Territories
USH -- Course Overview -- Territories
USH -- Course Overview -- Documents
USH -- Course Overview -- Founding Documents
USH -- Course Overview -- Important People
TEKS Biographies - Grade 8.pdf
USH -- Course Overview -- Wars
USH -- Course Overview -- Wars