Grade 16 - New York Social Studies

U.S. History and Government (Credit: 1.00)

This yearlong course discusses the people, events, and ideas that have shaped the course of modern American history. Throughout the course, students will learn about a variety of topics, including: Colonization in America The American Revolution The foundations of the American form of government National expansion in the United States The emergence of sectionalism The emergence of slavery Different regional lifestyles in the United States Industrialization and economic expansion in the United States The Civil War, World War I, World War II, and various regional military conflicts The Great Depression and the New Deal Major cultural and social movements in the United States Important events in contemporary America After completing the course, students should be able to answer a variety of questions relating to American History and demonstrate social studies skills.