Course Syllabus

American History I

Mark Mennitt

Course Outline

Welcome to United States History. We look forward to an exciting and successful year. Listed below is some general information regarding curriculum, behavioral expectations, classroom procedures, grading policies, conferencing information, and tutoring. Our textbook is The Americans,. Holt McDougal. 2014

Unit 1: American Beginnings to 1783                                                                     p.3-126     Chapters 1-4            

                              Chapter 1 Three Worlds Meet                                       p.3-32  

                              Chapter 2 The American Colonies Emerge                p.34-63

                               Chapter 3 The Colonies Come of Age                       p. 65-92

Test 1 Chapters 1-3

                              Chapter 4 The War for Independence                         p. 95-126


Unit 2: A New Nation                                                                                                 p. 130-268 Chapters 5-8

                              Chapter 5 Shaping a new Nation                                 p. 130-178

Test 2 Chapters 4-5

                              Chapter 6 Launching \The New Nation                      p.180-208

Test 3 Chapter 6

                              Chapter 7 Balancing Nationalism and Sectionalism p. 210-236

Test 4 Chapter 7

                              Chapter 8 Reforming American Society                     p. 238-268

Unit 3: An Era of Growth and Disunion                                                                 p. 272-402 Chapters 9-12

                              Chapter 9 Expanding Markets and Moving West     p. 272-300

Test 5 Chapters 8-9

                              Chapter10 The Union in Peril                                      p.302-334

                              Chapter 11 The Civil War                                                            p. 336-373

Test 6 Chapters 10-11

                              Chapter12 Reconstruction and Its Effects                 p. 375-402

Test 7 Chapter 12

Unit 4: Migration and Industrialization                                                              p. 407-507 Chapters 13-16

                              Chapter 13 Changes on the Western Frontier                           p. 407-433

                              Chapter 14 A New Industrial Age                                p. 436-457

                              Chapter 15 Immigrants and Urbanization                  p. 460-479

                              Chapter 16 Life at the turn of the 20th Century         p. 480-507

                                                                                                                                       Test 8 Chapters 13-16

Unit 5: Progressives and Imperialism                                                                  p.512-571 Chapters17-18

                              Chapter 17 The Progressive Era                                  p. 512-543

                              Chapter 18 Imperialism                                                 p. 548-571

                                                                                                                                       Test 955 Chapters 17-18          

Behavioral Expectations:

  1. Adhere to all policies listed in your student handbook.
  2. Be on time and be prepared. Bring pen, notebook, and book every day.
  3. Be respectful.
  4. Be proud. Always do your best.


All assignments are due at the beginning of class. Late work will only be accepted one day after the due date and will be penalized 25%. If you are missing an assignment, it is your responsibility to make up the work you missed. Your grade will be an average of quizzes, homework, class work, tests, and a Final exam.


Homework/Class work: 25%

Quizzes:                         25%

Tests:                              50%

Exams:                           25% of your Semester grade

Conference/Tutoring: Anyone wishing to schedule a conference or receive tutoring may schedule an appointment. School Phone 704 290-1520                 School E-mail

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