American History

Christopher Columbus

Europeans interact with Native Americans
Columbus lands, Balboa's Dogs, Abuse at the Mines

Early Colonies
Jamestown, Pequot War, King Philips War, Olaudah Equiano,
Salem Witch Trials,
Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God

Columbus lands in the America's

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Have some tea!

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Pre-revolutionary colonies
Declaration and Resolves of the First Continental Congress,
Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death!", Common Sense,
The American Crisis,
Boston Tea Party

Madison, Hamilton, Paterson, Sherman,
faults of the Constitution, MA delagate, slave question, Federalist No. 84, Pacificus-Helvidius Debates, Iroquois contributions


Early America
Conflict with Native Americans, War of 1812,
Early Industrial Revolution

Africans in America
Notes on the State of Virginia, Edward Clay cartoons,
Speech to the VA legislature

Westward Expansion
Indian Removal, Trail of Tears, Monroe Doctrine

Reform Movements
Abolition, Women's Rights, Temperance


Manifest Destiny

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Frederick Douglass

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Civil War Era
Lincoln's 1st Inaugural Adress, Emancipation Proclamation

Origins of Jim Crow
Voting test

Booker T. Washington
Atlanta Exposition Address

W.E.B. DuBouis
Souls of Black Folk


Labor Unions

Immigrant Experience
Jacob Riis, Thomas Nast, Upton Sinclair


American Imperialism
Foreign Policy, White Man's Burden, Platt Amendment, Roosevelt Corollary, Big Stick

World War I

The Twenties
Home after the war, Roaring Twenties


Riis - Ludlow St.

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The Problem We All Live With
Norman Rockwell

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The Great Depression
Dorothea Lange, Whitney Museum of Art

World War II

Cold War

Civil Rights Movement
The Little Rock Nine, Norman Rockwell



click to download the full U.S. History and Government review sheet


link to NYS Regents exams
all of the old exams with answer keys and scoring keys
(including sample essays and the grading key teachers are given)


outline notes from after school review sessions
(click to download)


1790's - mid 1800's

1860 - late 1800's

1940 - 1960

1960 - 1980

1980 - present





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