Enroll in US History with Dolphin STEM Academy
US History is the study of the events, people, and culture of the United States over time. In US
History A, you will learn about the process of historical inquiry, review the events and principles
behind the founding of the United States, and then apply historical inquiry to analyze societal
issues, trends, and events from the Civil War through the Great Depression. You’ll explore
timelines to gain an understanding of how events link to each other, and you’ll analyze historical
documents for a firsthand sense of how events unfolded. You’ll also gather evidence from
relevant documents and historical texts in order to develop credible explanations of events in
US history. You’ll then use that evidence to evaluate change and continuity over time by writing
essays and creating presentations about broad periods of historical development.
By the end of this course, you will accomplish the following:
Build the skills of historical inquiry, including gathering sources and analyzing documents.
Solidify an understanding of the American Revolution and the founding of the United States.
Review the events leading to the Civil War and the primary battles and events of the war.
Explore the effects of the Civil War and the difficult process of Reconstruction that followed.
Analyze the changes in US society due to the Industrial Revolution and rapid immigration in
the late 1800s.
Develop an understanding of the populist and progressive social and political movements of
the early twentieth century.
Examine the imperialist actions and tendencies of the United States after the Civil War.
Analyze the role of the United States in World War I.
Explore the rapid economic expansion of the United States after World War I and the social
issues that evolved in that framework.
Examine how the United States and the world fell into the Great Depression, and analyze
President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal response.