This course will cover the entire scope of United States history from the early inhabitants of North America to the post-Cold War era of Presidents Clinton and George W. Bush. We will be focusing on general themes that shaped the United States into the country it is today. Themes: the American Dream, Immigration, the Economy, Fight for Equality, Our Place in the World, Minorities and Religion.Students will follow these themes throughout the course. They will learn that the United States has served as a model for other nations and the rights and freedoms we enjoy are not accidents, but the results of a defined set of political principles that are not always basic to citizens of other countries and from the sacrifice of our ancestors. Students will understand that our rights under the U.S. Constitution are a precious inheritance that depends on an educated citizenry for their preservation and protection.