• Mr. Cabrera's 8th Grade American Studies 
     8th Grade American Studies Textbook During the first trimester students will study the 13 original British colonies and how we became a nation through The American Revolution, Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation and the Constitution. The history of the early Republic is studied by examining the presidential terms of George Washington, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. During the second half of the year, 8th graders will study the differences between the North and South prior to the Civil War and Reconstruction.