United States History is a two-semester course focusing on major political, social, and cultural aspects of this country. This course will provide information to answer questions on the Social Studies portion of the Georgia High School Graduation Test. The primary goal of this course will be for you to understand how the United States has grown and developed into the country it is today. This understanding will better prepare you for your role as an effective citizen. By learning the lessons of history you may be able to prevent your community from repeating the same mistakes made in the past.