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Did You Know...

The Economic Cost of American Wars

(Military Expenditures in 2007 dollars)

American Revolution  •  $4 billion

War of 1812   •   $1 billion

Mexican War   •   $2 billion

Civil War (combined)   •   $81 billion

Spanish American War   •   $7 billion

World War I   •   $364 billion

World War II   •  $3.2 trillion

Korean War   •   $691 billion

Vietnam War   •   $650 billion

First Gulf War   •   $92 billion

Wars in Afghanistan & Iraq   •   $1.37 trillion*

* as of September 2013

Sources: Congressional Research Service,

White House Office of Management & Budget

 

 

 

 



ECONOMIC HISTORY OF THE US

Our class is designed to provide you with the analytical skills, factual knowledge and writing abilities necessary to deal effectively with the people, issues, movements and events in the United States's past. Specifically, Economic History covers the periods in American History from the Colonial Era to the turn of the 21st Century and current economic policy. The focus is on the American Economy, and the impact it has on shaping our nation and the world.

Below and to the right you will find notes, assignments and other materials you will need for class. Please check back frequently for updates.

Course Description (.pdf file)

Reading List, Questions for Discussion, & Identifications

AP Test Overview: Skills, Learning Objectives, Evaluation 

 

  UNIT 1: The Colonial Economy - From Mercantilism to Capitalism

     Please print the following and bring to class:

.pdf files (requires adobe acrobat reader)

 

 


  UNIT 2: A New Nation Emerges

     Please print the following and bring to class:

.pdf files (requires adobe acrobat reader)

Beard's Economic Interpretation of the Constitution

AP ONLY

Articles of Confederation & Constitution Reading

AP ONLY

Federalist Papers Reading & Assignment

AP ONLY

 

  UNIT 3: The Market Revolution & Antebellum America

     Please print the following and bring to class:

.pdf files (requires adobe acrobat reader)

 

  UNIT 4: The Gilded Age

     Please print the following and bring to class:

.pdf files (requires adobe acrobat reader)
 

 

 

 UNIT 5: The Progressive Era

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 UNIT 6: The Roaring 20s, The Great Depression, & The New Deal

     Please print the following and bring to class:

.pdf files (requires adobe acrobat reader)

 

 

 UNIT 7: The Cold War to Today

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Midterm Exam Review • Updated 1/25/15

 

 

 

useful links:

 

DBQ help & hints

 

US economic history resource page

 

the US national debt clock - find out how much you owe

 

 

a ridiculous amount of US History AP information

(this is a link to mr. wingren's website, no sense in reinventing the wheel)

 

chronology of US historical documents

 

100 milestone documents

 

100 greatest speeches