This is a survey course of the exploration, colonization and the first one hundred years of our national history.  Major emphasis will be placed on colonization, independence and expansion of our nation.  Special emphasis will be directed to our Constitution.  Students will trace the early struggles of our new nation through the disastrous Civil War that tore our nation apart.  Attention will also be directed to the role that Pennsylvania played in our nation’s birth and early struggles as a nation.  A greater understanding of social studies skills will be incorporated along with geographical skills.