United States History

Marlborough School '09-'10

Teacher: Michael Gwaltney
Room: Blake Hall C107
Terms: Full Year
Level: 11th, 12th


This course surveys American political, social, economic, and intellectual developments from pre-Columbian America to the present. Reading, writing, historical geography, and analytical skills are emphasized throughout. Key events and issues of discussion and debate include immigration and settlement, America’s changing race relations, origins of American culture and government, the development of American slavery and racism, the Civil War and Reconstruction, the growth of the federal government, and the rise of the United States to global prominence. This course is intended to parallel and thematically reinforce Marlborough’s course in American literature. 

Link to the Marlborough U.S. History Social Learning Network.

Link to the U.S. History Wiki.

US History Syllabus '09-'10