It is my pleasure to be teaching U.S.
History Since 1877 this year. In
United States History Since 1877 students study the history of the United
States from 1877 to the present. The course content is based on the founding
documents of the U.S. government, which provide a framework for its heritage.
Historical content focuses on the political, economic, and social events and
issues related to industrialization and urbanization, major wars, domestic and
foreign policies, and reform movements, including civil rights. Students
examine the impact of geographic factors on major events and eras and analyze
their causes and effects. Students examine the impact of constitutional issues
on American society, evaluate the dynamic relationship of the three branches of
the federal government, and analyze efforts to expand the democratic process.
Students use critical-thinking skills and a variety of primary and secondary
source material to explain and apply different methods that historians use to
understand and interpret the past, including multiple points of view and