Course Outline

Unit 1: Colonization
1.1 Reasons for Founding of the 13 Colonies
1.2 Geographic influences on the Colonies
1.3 Foundations of Representative Government
Unit 2: The American Revolution
2.1 The Road to Revolution
2.2 Declaring Independence
2.3 The Revolutionary War
Unit 3: The Constitution and the Bill of Rights
3.1 Need for a Stronger Government
3.2 Constitutional Convention
3.3 The Constitution and the Bill of Rights
Unit 4: The Young Nation
4.1 Political Development
4.2 Foreign Policy
4.3 Era of Good Feelings
Unit 5: Economic Growth in the United States (1800-1860)
5.1 Industrial Revolution
5.2 Sectionalism/ Differences between the North and South
Unit 6: The Age of Jackson
6.1 Jacksonian Democracy
6.2 Nullification Crisis
Unit 7: Manifest Destiny
7.1 The Roots of Manifest Destiny
7.2 Political, Economic, and Social motives for Manifest Destiny
7.3 Westward Expansion
Unit 8: The Reform Era
8.1 Reform Movements
8.2 Prominent Reformers
Unit 9: The Civil War and Reconstruction
9.1 Causes of the Civil War
9.2 Civil War events and leaders
9.3 Aftermath
Social Studies STAAR Test:
Thursday, May 17, 2018