This course is a chronological survey of United States History from 1877 to the present. Emphasis is given to the acquisition of skills so that students can evaluate social, economic, political, and diplomatic developments in the United States. Students are expected to complete extended reading and writing assignments. The ultimate goal of the course is to have students gain sufficient knowledge and understanding of the past so they will be better prepared as responsible adult citizens. This course satisfies the United States History course requirements for graduation.