US History I
Course Description:  Surveys the rise of big business, clash of economic interests, and struggle for reform, imperialism and world power status. Early America, Colonial Period, Road to Independence, the Young Republic, Expansion: Sectional Controversy, War and Reconstruction, Industrialism




Course Objects:  Upon satisfactory completion of this course, the student will be able to:




  1. Understand the principles included in the Celebrate Freedom week

  2. Understand traditional points of reference in U.S. history through 1877

  3. Understand the causes of exploration and colonization ears

  4. Understand the foundations of representatives government in the United States

  5. Understand significant political and economic issues of the revolutionary era

  6. Understand the challenges confronted by the government and its leaders in the early years of the republic and the Age of Jackson

  7. Understand westward expansion and its effects on the political, economic, and social development of the nation

  8. Understand how political, economic, and social factors led to the growth of sectionalism and the Civil War

  9. Understand the effects of Reconstruction on the political, economic, and social life of the nation

  10. Understand the location and characteristics of places and regions of the United States, past and present

  11. Understands the physical characteristics of North America and how humans adapted to and modified the environment through the mid-19th century

  12. Understand why various sections of the United States developed different patterns of economic activity

  13. Understand how various economic forces resulted in the Industrial Revolution in the 19th century

  14. Understand the origins and development of the free enterprise system in the United States

  15. Understand the American beliefs and principles reflected in the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and other important historic documents.

  16. Understand the process of changing the U.S. Constitution and the impact of amendments on American society

  17. Understand the dynamic nature of the powers of the national government and state government and state governments in a federal system.

  18. Understand the impact of landmark Supreme Court cases

  19. Understand the right and responsibilities of citizens of the United States

  20. Understand the importance of voluntary individual participation in the democratic process

  21. Understand the importance of the expression of different points of view in a constitutional republic

  22. Understand the relationships between and among people from various groups, including racial, ethnic and religious groups, during the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries

  23. Understand the major reform movements of the 19th century.

  24. Understand the impact of religion on the American way of life

  25. Understand the relationship between the arts and the times during which they were created

  26. Understand the impact of science and technology on the economic development of the United States

  27. Understand the impact of scientific discoveries and technological innovations on daily life in the United States

  28. Student applies critical-thinking skills to organize and use information acquired from a variety of valid sources, including electronic technology.

  29. Student communicates in written, oral, and visual forms.

  30. Student uses geographic tools to collect, analyze, and interpret data.

  31. Student uses problem-solving and decision-making skills, working independently and with others, in a variety of settings.
Friday 4/19/2013
STAAR Review
Friday 4/19/2013
STAAR Vocabulary
Monday 8/27/2012
Important Dates

Important historical dates that you will need to know for the STAAR/TAKS test.

Downloads: important dates.docx
Monday 8/27/2012
Important People in History

Important people, events and vocabulary that you will learn and need to know on STARR/TAKS Test.

Downloads: us history i.syllabus1.doc
Monday 8/27/2012

US History to 1877

Assigned: Friday 4/19
Due: Saturday 4/19
Jeopardy Game