This course has dual, interrelated goals: to provide the student with a college-level experience and to prepare the student for the AP Exam. An emphasis is placed on interpreting documents, mastering a significant body of factual information, and writing critical essays. This course will fulfill the United States history graduation requirement and the Georgia Common Core standards.
Pre-twentieth century topics include life and thought in colonial America, the catalysts and ideology of the American Revolution, the development of the U.S. Constitution, Jeffersonian and Jacksonian democracy, mid-nineteenth century reform movements, Manifest Destiny, Civil War and Reconstruction, Gilded Age, immigration, industrialization, urban growth, and Populism. Twentieth century topics include imperialism, World War I, the Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression and the New Deal, World War II, and post-war America.