THE ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS FOR 8th GRADE AMERICAN HISTORY

  1. Why is it necessary for us to study the history of the United States?

  2. What role has the Constitution played in the development of the United States?

  3. How has the struggle between states’ rights and federal power played out over time?

  4. How has geography influenced the course of American history?

  5. How have differing political factions influenced the development of the United States?

  6. What are the causes and effects of American expansion since the 18th century?

  7. How has the cultural identity of America changed over time?

  8. How has the United States viewed its role in the world since independence?

  9. What is the government’s involvement with the American economy?

  10. Has America always provided for and protected all Americans?