U.S. History II is a yearlong course that examines the major events and turning points of U.S. history from the Industrial Revolutionthrough the modern age. The course leads students toward aclearer understanding of the patterns, processes, and people thathave shaped U.S. history. As students progress through each eraof modern U.S. history, they will study the impact of dynamicleadership and economic and political change on our country’s rise toglobal prominence. Students will also examine the influence of socialand political movements on societal change and the importance ofmodern cultural and political developments. Recurring themes leadstudents to draw connections between the past and the present,between cultures, and among multiple perspectives.