Describe and examine the concept of sectionalism .
Describe and analyze the institution of slavery and access its overall socio economic impact on the South as well as the Civil War.
Describe and analyze the causes and consequences of the Civil War and evaluate its overall impact on American history.
Discuss and evaluate the legacy of the Reconstruction Era (1865 1877).
Describe and examine the conquest of the American West.
Discuss the displacement of the western Native American tribes and evaluate its lingering impact on their cultures and lifestyles.