America in the 18th-20th Centuries 

Terms: 3
Grades: 11

This course in the fall term examines significant elements of life in 18th- and early 19th-century America with a particular focus on the major political and economic issues through the “Age of Jefferson.” In the winter, we cover the rise of Andrew Jackson, the Civil War, and the Reconstruction Era. The institution of slavery and the role of African-Americans will also be examined. The spring term covers the advent of modern America, using film and other media, to explore issues such as the 1920s, the Great Depression, Civil Rights and the Cold War.

  • History course