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Unit One- American Beginnings
 Unit Two - The Thirteen Colonies

Unit Three - Establishing a New Nation

Unit Four - The New Republic

Unit Five - The Nation Expands

Unit Six - Rift and Reform

 

 

 


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Unit One - American Beginnings

 

US1.2a - World Map / Continents

US1.2b-1 - Geographic Regions / Characteristics #1

US1.2b-2 - Geographic Regions / Characteristics #2

US1.2c-1 - Major bodies of water

US1.2c-2 - Water features impact on trade transportation and settlement

US1.3a - Location of American Indian settlements

US1.3b - Geography and climate affect the way American Indians met basic needs

US1.4a-1 - Motivating forces, obstacles and accomplishments of exploration

US1.4a-2 - Map / European competition for to extend power

US1.4b-1 - European competition and conflict with American Indians #1

US1.4b-2 - European competition and conflict with American Indians #2

USI.4c - West African societies & their interaction with European traders

 

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Unit Two - The Thirteen Colonies

 

US1.5a  - Religious and economic reasons that led to colonization in America

US1.5b-1 - Interactions of people and environment in New England colonies

US1.5b-2 - Interactions of people and environment in the Mid-Atlantic colonies

US1.5b-3 - Interactions of people and environment in Southern colonies

US1.5c - Colonial life in America / Varied lifestyles dependent on social position

 

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Unit Three - Establishing a New Nation

US1.5d - Political and economic relations between the colonies and England

US1.6a - Colonists' dissatisfactions that lead to the American Revolution

US1.6b - John Locke and philosophies of the Declaration

US1.6c-1 - Key individuals of the American Revolution #1

US1.6c-2 - Key individuals of the American Revolution #2

US1.6c-3 - Key events of the American Revolution

US1.6d - Colonial advantages during the revolution

US1.7a  - The Articles of Confederation establish a new government

US1.7b-1 - Federalism:  Power Shared between national and the state governments

US1.7b-2 - Basic Principles of Government:  Separation of Power / Checks & Balances

US1.7b-3 - The Bill of Rights

 

 

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Unit Four - The New Republic

US1.7c - The Two-Party System / Major Differences

US1.7d - Accomplishments of the first five U.S. Presidents

 

 

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Unit Five - The Nation Expands

 

US1.8a - New territories added to the United States after 1801

US1.8b - Geographic and economic factors that influenced westward movement

US1.8c - Impact of inventions on life in America

US1.8d - Main ideas of the abolitionist and suffrage movements

 

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Unit Six - Rift and Reform

US1.9a - Issues that divided the nation.

US1.9b-1 - Issues that divided the nation: Power of Federal government; slavery

US1.9b-2 - Compromises attempting to resolve differences

US1.9b-3 - Southern secession

US1.9c - Identify states that seceded v. remained in the union (free & border)

US1.9d-1 - Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, and Frederick Douglass

US1.9d-2 - Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, and Stonewall Jackson

US1.9e - Influence of location and topography on the war; Major battles

US1.9f-1 - General effects of the war

US1.9f-2 - Effects of the war on African Americans

USI.10a - Civil War Amendments address slavery and equal protection for all citizens

USI.10b - Reconstruction policies and problems