US History

Grade 7 Overview

  • Unit 1 Topic A: Citizenship and Participation 

    • Becoming a Citizen 

    • Rights and Responsibilities of Citizens 

    Unit 1 Topic B: Foundations of Government

    • Types of Government

    • Origins of Democracy 

    Unit 2: Revolution and Constitution 

    • Road to Revolution 

    • Fighting and Winning the War 

    • Creating a Government: Trial, Error, and Compromise 

    • Articles 1 and 2 of the Constitution 

      Unit 3: Law and Politics 

      • Article 3 of the Constitution 

      • The Bill of Rights 

      • The Political Spectrum 

      • Elections in America 

      Unit 4: The New Nation 

      • Washington and Adams 

      • Jefferson’s Presidency

      • Madison and 1812

      • The Era of Good Feelings 

        Unit 5: Antebellum America 

        • The Age of Jackson 

        • Industrial Revolution and Reform 

        • Westward Expansion

        • Slavery in the United States

        Unit 6: Separation, Division, and Reconstruction 

        • The Politics of Slavery

        • Causes of the Civil War

        • The Civil War

        • Reconstruction