American Studies

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American Studies, based on the Advanced Placement High School course, explores the evolution of American society and lifestyles as a collaboration of various cultures and critically analyzes the literature and history that influenced the literature along the way.

Table of Contents


  1. Our Mission
  2. How To Use This Textbook

Pre-Columbus American History

  1. Ancient America
    1. The First Americans
    2. The Olmec and Mayans
  2. The Native American Tribes
    1. The West
    2. The Southwest
    3. The Midwest
    4. The Southeast
    5. The Northeast
    6. The Aztecs

Pre-Columbus American Culture & Literature

  1. Mayan Life and Mythology
    1. Creation Myth
  2. Native American Song
  3. Native American Lore and Mythology