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Mr. Curry's 8th Grade History/Social Science Class
               Piedmont Middle School ~ San Jose, CA     
                               
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Unit 1
A Changing World

  • Chapter 1 Expanding Horizons
    • 1-1 Age of Exploration
    • 1-2 Rise of Modern Capitalism
    • 1-3 The Enlightenment
  • Chapter 2: Road to Independence
    • 2-1 Founding the American Colonies
    • 2-2 Life in Colonial America
    • 2-3 Trouble in the Colonies
    • 2-4 War of Independence
  • Document: The Declaration of Independence
Unit 2
Creating A Nation


  • Chapter 3 A More Perfect Union
    • 3-1 Articles of Confederation
    • 3-2 Convention and Compromise
    • 3-3 New Plan of Government
  • Chapter 4: The Constitution
    • 4-1 Goals of the Constitution
    • 4-2 The Federal Government
    • 4-3 Citizens' Rights and Responsibilities
  • The Constitution of the United States

Unit 3
Launching the Republic

  • Chapter 5 Federalist Era
    • 5-1 First President
    • 5-2 Early Challenges
    • 5-3 First Political Parties
  • Chapter 6: Age of Jefferson
    • 6-1 The Republicans Take Power
    • 6-2 The Louisiana Purchase
    • 6-3 Daily Life in Early America
  • Chapter 7: Foreign Affairs in the Early Republic
    • 7-1 A Time of Conflict
    • 7-2 The War of 1812
    • 7-3 Foreign Relations
Unit 4 The Young Republic
  • Chapter 8: The Northeast: Building Industry
    • 8-1 Economic Growth
    • 8-2 A System of Transportation
    • 8-3 The North's People
    • 8-4 Reforms and Reformers
    • 8-5 The Women's Movement
  • Chapter 9: The South
    • 9-1 Southern Cotton Kingdom
    • 9-2 Life in the South
    • 9-3 The Peculiar Institution (Slavery)
  • Chapter 10: Age of Jackson
    • 10-1 Jacksonian Democracy
    • 10-2 The Removal of Native Americans
    • 10-3 Jackson and the Bank
  • Chapter 11: Manifest Destiny
    • 11-1 Westward to the Pacific
    • 11-2 Independence for Texas
    • 11-3 War With Mexico
    • 11-4 New Settlers in California and Utah
Unit 5   Civil War and Reconstruction
  • Chapter 12 Road to the Civil War
    • 12-1 Abolitionists
    • 12-2 Slavery and the West
    • 12-3 A Nation Dividing
    • 12-4 Challenges to Slavery
    • Secession and War
  • Chapter 13 The Civil War
    • 13-1 The Two Sides
    • 13-2 Early Years of the War
    • 13-3 A Call to Freedom
    • 13-4 Life During the Civil War
    • 13-5 The Way to Victory
  • Chapter 14 Reconstruction
    • 14-1 Reconstruction Plans
    • 14-2 Radicals In Control
    • 14-3 The South During Reconstruction
    • 14-4 Change In the South
Unit 6 Reshaping the Nation
  • Chapter 15: The Western Fronteir
    • 15-1 The Mining Booms
    • 15-2 Ranchers and Farmers
    • 15-3 Native American Struggles
    • 15-4 Farmers in Protest
  • Chapter 16: The Growth of Industry
    • 16-1 Railroads Lead the Way
    • 16-2 Inventions
    • 16-3 The Age of Big Business
    • 16-4 Industrial Workers
  • Chapter 17: America Enters A New Century
    • 17-1 The New Immigrants
    • 17-2 Moving to the City
    • 17-3 A Changing Culture
    • 17-4 The Progressive Movement
    • 17-5 A Changing Nation