Welcome to eighth grade U.S. History!
This course will examine the story of how the United States came to be as a nation. Students in this course will examine the colonial period in the Americas and discuss the reasons that the thirteen colonies decided to rebel against the British crown. Students will explore the debate surrounding the writing of the U.S. Constitution and study the early history of the United States as a nation. Furthermore students will learn about the concept of Manifest destiny and the Westward expansion of the United States across the American continent. Finally this course will explore the debates the preceded the Civil War and the fallout of the Civil War during the Reconstruction era. Below you will find a copy of the course syllabus and parent newsletter