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Welcome to 8th grade U.S. History!!
 
I am here to work with you to build an understanding of American History.  This year we will cover the first part of U.S. History, from 1500 to 1877.  Important topics include Colonialism, the American Revolution, American Government, Manifest Destiny, the Industrial Revolution, and the Civil War. 
We have lots of information to cover in a small amount of time.  This will be a very rigorous and fast paced year - you will have to work hard, study hard, and complete your homework to be successful in class.  
 
Please look at the Syllabus Tab for more information.
 
Future Information
 
 
 
 

Tutorials

Tutorials will be held in the mornings from 6:55-7:25 with a pass

During lunch on Tuesdays with a pass

Other times by request

 
James Mayflower Died Carrying Louis Marbury From Appomattox!
Use this phrase to help remember the significant dates.
 

Date

Event

Significance

 1607

Jamestown 

 1st permanent English colony

 1620

 Mayflower Compact

 1st self-government & majority rule

1776 

 Declaration of Independence (Jefferson)

 listed grievances

 1787

 Constitution (Madison)

 current government

Supreme Law of the Land

 1803

 

 

 Louisiana Purchase

 

Marbury vs. Madison

doubled the size of the US

 

set the precedent of judicial review

1861

Fort Sumter

start of the Civil War

1865

Appomattox Court House

end of the Civil War

 
 
  
Schedule
 
1st Period - American History                 
2nd Period -Pre-AP American History    
3rd Period - American History   
4th Period - Conference    
5th Period - American History                    
6th Period - Pre-AP American History     
7th Period - American History