This course is a college-level course that will be an introduction to the development, the changes, the challenges, and the growth of America from its start to the present time. It is a course designed to prepare the student for the A.P. U.S. history exam. Students will be expected to analyze primary and secondary source materials, evaluate what they encounter, and arrive at conclusions supported by evidence. Students will be expected to present arguments and conclusions in both written and verbal formats.