In this unit, we will study how the territory that became known as the United States was acquired and settled. We will examine the collision of cultures, comparison of motives and methods of colonization, life in Puritan New England, the development of the American system of government. We will trace the roots of self government, the Declaration of Independence; Revolutionary War; analyze the strengths and weaknesses of Confederation, and development of the U.S. Constitution.

- Documents will be analyzed from several resources throughout the unit.

- DBQ’s from AP Test Prep Series, as well as released copies from the College Board.