Welcome to U.S. History!
In order to understand the present, you must know what led up to it. History is not just about the past - it's about our world, here and now. History explains why things are the way they are, everything from our economy, religious practices, and foreign policy, to political ideology, family structure, and rates of poverty.
This class we focus on the political, economic, and social events and issues related to industrialization and urbanization, major wars, domestic and foreign policies, and reform movements, including civil rights. Students will be able to examine the impact of geographic factors on major events and eras and analyze their causes and effects. Students will use a variety of primary and secondary source material to understand and interpret the past, including multiple points of view and historical context.
Remember, history is nothing more than fact as interpreted or presented by an individual.