American History 1

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         North Carolina Essential Standards Social Studies
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    American History Course I:     The Founding Principles
     
    American History I: The Founding Principles
    will begin with the
    European exploration of the new world through Reconstruction. Students will examine the historical and intellectual origins of the United States from European exploration and colonial settlement to the Revolutionary and Constitutional
    eras. Students will learn about the important political and economic factors that contributed to the development of colonial America and the outbreak of the American Revolution as well as the consequences of the Revolution,
    including the writing and key ideas of the U.S. Constitution
    .
    American History I: The Founding Principles
    will guide students
    as they study the establishment of political parties, America’s westward expansion, the growth of sectional conflict, how that sectional conflict led to the Civil War, and the consequences of the Civil War, including Reconstruction.