U.S. HISTORY & GOVERNMENT
U.S. History & Government
This course will deal with a thorough analysis of the Constitutional foundations of the Republic. Key Constitutional principles such as separation of powers, check and balances, judicial review and the Bill of Rights will be examined. The remainder of the year is based on American History from 1865 to the present. A students will be required to take the New York State Regents Examination in U.S. History and Government. All students must receive a grade of 65 to fulfill diploma requirements. This course is required by the New York State Education Department for all students for graduation. A grade of 85 or better is considered Mastery Level. An excellent Regents Preparation Site is: www.regentsprep.org
There are intensive review sessions prior to the Regents Exam, both in class and after school.