• Grade 11 begins with the colonial and constitutional foundations of the United States and explores the government structure and functions written in the Constitution.  The development of the nation and the political, social and economic factors that led to the challenges our nation faced in the Civil War are addressed.  Industrialization, urbanization and the accompanying problems are examined, along with America's emergence as a world power, the two world wars of the 20th century and the Cold War.  Students explore the expansion of the federal government, the threat of terrorism and the place of the United States in an increasingly globalized and interconnected world.