American History II

In American History II, students will examine the political, economic, social, and cultural development of the United States from the end of the Reconstruction era to present times. Students will trace the change in the ethnic composition of American society; the movement toward equal rights for racial minorities and women; and the role of the United States as a major world power. An emphasis is placed on the expanding role of the federal government and federal courts as well as the continuing tension between the individual and the state. The desired outcome of this course is for students to develop an understanding of the cause-and-effect relationship between past and present events, recognize patterns of interactions, and understand the impact of events on the United States in an interconnected world. We will cover sensitive topics and controversial subject matter from multiple viewpoints and from various sources that will make you think critically.

American History II is a required course for graduation and will have a final exam at the end of the semester. This course will follow the curriculum as outlined by the State of North Carolina.