This is the first chapter of information from my U.S. History class. My school uses the textbook from Prentice Hall called America: History of Our Nation, but the handouts contained in this packet are general notes on the earliest days of America. If purchased, you may manipulate the notes as you need to for your classroom. The packet contains guided notes for student completion, answer keys to each section, a test with an answer key, and extra questions for the chapter. They could also be used as check quizzes at the end of a lesson or homework assignments. Microsoft Word, Apple Pages, and PDF versions of each document are included.