Examine the revolutionary principles that guided the establishment of the U.S. in United States History. By exploring the characteristics of Hamiltonian, Jeffersonian, and Jacksonian democracy in addition to manifest destiny, slavery, and states’ rights, you will deepen your understanding of the nation’s founding. Through examination of the Civil War and Reconstruction, the Gilded Age and Populism, Progressivism, and World War I, you will analyze the impact of domestic and foreign policy during these periods before investigating domestic and foreign policy from the Great Depression through the 1990s. You will explore themes such as government regulation of the economy, the evolution of American foreign policy, the expansion of civil rights and histories of inequity, and challenges to dominate historical narratives through a diversity of voices.
United States History is a required course and may be taken in the Fifth or Sixth Form year.