Welcome to U.S. History. I am looking forward to a great year. We will leave 7th grade Texas History behind us, and begin our new journey. What an exciting history this country has. There is so much to learn about. Our story will begin with the Early Colonial Era, and progress through the American Civil War. Every year it seems that I learn something new that I did not know the year before. So let us step back in time, and begin to explore our past.