American History

America - still a young country by world standards - began as an experiment in self-government. This collection includes stories of America's people as they follow a path of "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."

American History Chapters

South Carolina History Standard 8-5.5 Compare Industrial development in South Carolina to the rest of the United States

South Carolina History Standard 8-5.4 Summarize the policies and actions of South Carolina's political leadership implementing discriminatory laws tha...

South Carolina History Standard 8-5.3 Successes and Failures of Reconstruction in South Carolina

South Carolina History Standard 8-5.2 Describe the economic impact of Reconstruction on South Carolina in each of the various social classes

South Carolina History Standard 8-5.1 The impact of Reconstruction, Industrialization, and Progressivism

American History Learning Tasks

Determining point of view

Analyzing the use of source material

Analyzing and evaluating an argument

Self-Esteem and Courage as Character Traits

Determining Meaning of Figurative Language

American History Audios

Do you know the background of "Little Women?" Meet Louisa May Alcott and learn how she based her still-famous story on her real-life family.

During America's Civil War, one of the country's most-famous writers penned a poem about ... the Revolutionary War.

Cowboys of the "Old West" sang songs about their work (and the trouble they got into). This is an example.

During the Great Depression, Americans were starving.

On the 8th of December, 1941 - the day after Pearl Harbor was bombed - Americans received their up-to-date news from the radio.

American History Audio Narrations

It's June 13, 1935 and Jim Braddock - a 10 to 1 underdog - stuns boxing fans everywhere when he defeats the reigning champion, Max Baer.

Making her point by breaking bottles of alcoholic beverages, Carry Nation becomes a temperance leader.

Working on her untitled book for years, Margaret Mitchell finally agrees to have a potential publisher see her manuscript.

Margaret Mitchell was a flirt who had lots of suitors. Did she create Scarlett O'Hara in her own likeness?

Benjamin O. Davis, Jr., was an African-American hero who was also a leader in wartime aviation history.

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