Pky*US History II

This course continues the study of the social, political, cultural and economic development of the United States from the American Civil War to the present. Students will develop an understanding of how our Nation's past comes to impact current events. Additionally, students will appreciate the development of our democratic principles and recognize the responsiblities of citizenship in a free nation. Students will use varied resources to examine the course content. In addition to the text, students will examine historical documents, eye witness accounts, excerpts of period literature and political cartoons. Students will interpret charts, graphs and maps in the context of the course.