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Introducing a free online U.S. History resource for high school students

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Introducing our free online U.S. History resource for high school students! Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness (LLPH) is designed to meet the course needs of a yearlong U.S. History or AP U.S. History class. The history of the United States is presented through a series of narratives, primary sources, and point-counterpoint debates that invites students to participate in the ongoing conversation about the American experiment. The content is coupled with rigorous assessments that help students to develop historical thinking skills and reasoning processes.

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Life, Liberty, & the Pursuit of Happiness—Overview

Learning about history helps people—teens in particular—develop a sense of identity. Life, Liberty, & the Pursuit of Happiness is an online digital U.S. History textbook for high school students that is based on compelling stories that bring American history to life. This resource is:

Scope and Sequence

Bill of Rights Institute has developed a scope and sequence using Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness content to cover a one school year U.S. History or AP U.S. History course.

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