United States History I - CP
Course Description: This class is an in-depth study of the time period in U.S. History from Pre-Revolutionary America to 1900. Students will study the thirteen colonies, the American Revolution, the Constitution, the Early National period, including the slave trade and Amistad, the pre-antebellum period, the Civil War, and Reconstruction. Political, economic, and social aspects of the Industrialized Era are included as topics for discussion. Additional outside readings and research papers are integral components of the course.
AP students obtain a thorough understanding of the principles of economics that apply to an economic system as a whole. This course places particular emphasis on the study of national income and price-level determination, and also develops students’ familiarity with economic performance measures, the financial sector, stabilization policies, economic growth, and international economics. All students enrolled in Advanced Placement courses are required to take the Advanced Placement Examinations in May (see Policy 2429 & Program of Studies page 5).