Nathan Martin

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Welcome to U.S. History!
Courses: 8th Grade United States History and Success Class

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"Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude."
-Thomas Jefferson


Welcome to 8th Grade United States History!

This year we will be continuing and building upon concepts begun in 7th grade. Early exploration, Enlightenment ideas, revolutions, and the race to establish empires will be covered to start the year. We will journey through American history from the establishment of the early colonies and the fight for independence all the way up to industrialization and America’s emergence as a world power.

Our journey from Independence to 1914 will take us through many interesting events, introduce us to many unique people, and show us great inventions and ideas. We will spend time going in depth with the Constitution and the struggle to make a lasting government. The expansion of the United States by Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, and James K. Polk and the battles America faced when expanding west will be covered. The issue of slavery, and the division of the country that led to the Civil War will be discussed. After the Civil War, the rebuilding of the country known as Reconstruction, will be taught. Finally, America’s growth, industrialization, and globalization will be explored. This will be a busy year!


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