AAPUSH  October  2008

Unit II: Revolution, Constitution Making and First Tests 1775-1815

Essential Questions:

  1. Was the American Revolution Justified?

  2. To what extent was the United States in a crisis under the Articles of Confederation or was this “crisis” exaggerated by the Federalists?

  3. To what extent did the political party system affect the stability of the new nation in both domestic and foreign affairs?

  4. Should the Founding Fathers’ general elitism and indifference to the rights of people, women, African Americans, and Indians be held against them? Or should they be viewed with more understanding in their historical context?

  5. Was the notion of Republican Motherhood and/or the Cult of Domesticity empowering? Did it serve a political function?

 

   Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Was the American Revolution Justified? 1

 

 

 

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To what extent was the United States in a crisis under the Articles of Confederation or was this “crisis” exaggerated by the Federalists?

 

The Articles vs. The Constitution

Work with a partner to complete the following Constitution Worksheet

Copy and paste the above activity (from Ms Pojer) into a word program  and complete with a partner by end of Class

Reference:

Review the Constitution (over view)

The Constitution

 

HW:

Hamilton vs. Jefferson debate documents and questions.

 

Zinn 5/6 qs

 

To what extent was the United States in a crisis under the Articles of Confederation or was this “crisis” exaggerated by the Federalists?

 

October PowerPoint Presentations:

 

 

6 B 7 A  Founding Brothers
  1.  Const. Doc Activity debrief
  2. Fed vs. Anti-Fed discussion: What arguments did anti-Federalists use against the Constitution?  Why were they suspicious of the government it created?  How did the Federalists respond to anti-Federalist critiques? Why did the Anti-Federalists oppose the Constitution?  Why did the Federalists prevail?
  3. SS: In what sense were the Anti-Federalists more democratic than their Federalist opponents? 

HW: View Power Point:

Portrait of George WashingtonWashington's Presidency

 

HW: FRQ: To what extent was the United States in a crisis under the Articles of Confederation or was this “crisis” exaggerated by the Federalists?

Write and post a thesis statement for the above question  Due  Friday @ 10 am

8 A   Founding Brothers

1/2 Day

 

Constitution Document Activity Read Documents for HW - print and bring to class!

9 B

 

10  A 

 Discuss Founding Brothers

 

HW: Zinn Chapter 6 Qs:

1. Was the notion of Republican Motherhood and/or the Cult of Domesticity empowering? Did it serve a political function?

2. Why would women resist societal change that would, according to feminist advocates, improve their political and economic status?

3. What was to be gained by denying women full economic and political participation?

4. How did antebellum women define themselves? In what ways did these women exercise—and define—power and influence?

5. In what ways did this debate reflect the prevailing tensions of race, class, region, and religion in American society?

 

To what extent did the political party system affect the stability of the new nation in both domestic and foreign affairs? 13 no school 14 no school

 

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1. MCQ 8-10

2. "Mini" Socratic Seminar: Each of contribute your thoughts (with reasoning) on the following. You have 10 minutes come to consensus - spokesperson will share findings with whole class.

Group 1

  • Was the notion of Republican Motherhood and/or the Cult of Domesticity empowering? Did it serve a political function?

Group 2

  • Should the Founding Fathers’ general elitism and indifference to the rights of people, women, African Americans, and Indians be held against them? Or should they be viewed with more understanding in their historical context?

 

HW:  FRQ: To what extent did the political party system affect the stability of the new nation in both domestic

 

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 "Federalism" Powerpoint

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Why is Jefferson's Election called the "Revolution of 1800"?

Discuss "The Election of 1800"

 

 

HW: Review

 

 

Zinn 7 (both) due Thursday

 

HW: Chapter 12 Notes

* The War of 1812

* Nationalism

* James Monroe

* Westward Expansion

The Missouri Compromise

* John Marshal

* Oregon and Florida

* Portrait of James MonroeThe Monroe Doctrine

 

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Discuss the political significance  of

 

 

HW: MCQ 11-12 -To Know list

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 Salem Trip

Jacksonian Democracy outline

 

Indian Reservations in the US

Indian Gaming and Indian Poverty

 

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MCQ 11-12

Zinn 7 Seminar

HW: Chapter 13 The Rise of Mass Democracy 

 

Vote by 10/30 @ 5:00

National Youth Election

Directions for Voting

 

 

30    Seminar: What is cultural Genocide?

Zinn 7: As long as Grass Grows and Water Runs

 

HW: Indian Removal:  Cultural Genocide?

1. The Role and Rulings of the Supreme Court

2. The Executive Branch: Andrew Jackson, the president who ushered in “The Era Jacksonian Democracy,” was also the president who authorized Indian Removal.
Examine the exact wording of the Removal Act of 1830, as well as several of Jackson’s annual presidential messages. See: www.synaptic.bc.ca/ejournal/jackson.htm

  • What were Jackson’s attitudes about Indian people?About westward expansion?
  • How did he define progress? Do you think his policies were genocidal in their intent? Provide exact quotes from the documents to support your answer.

3. Legislative Branch:

Voices: The Indian voices in these chapters were eloquent and their battles were fiercely fought. Nonetheless, they were no match for congressional laws and the United States Army. Identify 5 examples that clearly show how and why the Native Americans "were no match for the congressional laws and the United States Army".

Political Party Origins: Watch movie and take quiz

 

 

 

AAPUSH  October  2007

 

Unit II: Revolution, Constitution Making and First Tests 1775-1815

Essential Questions:

  1. Was the American Revolution Justified?

  2. To what extent was the United States in a crisis under the Articles of Confederation or was this “crisis” exaggerated by the Federalists?

  3. To what extent did the political party system affect the stability of the new nation in both domestic and foreign affairs?

  4. Should the Founding Fathers’ general elitism and indifference to the rights of people, women, African Americans, and Indians be held against them? Or should they be viewed with more understanding in their historical context?

  5. Was the notion of Republican Motherhood and/or the Cult of Domesticity empowering? Did it serve a political function?

 

   Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Was the American Revolution Justified? 1
  • Trial Prep

 

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  • Trial Prep

 

Bring Zinn Chapter 5 qs and text for class tomorrow

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Trial postponed

 

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Trial

 

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Trial

 

HW: Text Chp 9: Take notes on the following:

The Continental Congress

Strengths and weakness of the Articles of Confederation

Peace of Paris

 

 

To what extent was the United States in a crisis under the Articles of Confederation or was this “crisis” exaggerated by the Federalists?

 

 

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No School

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No School

 

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Discuss Zinn Chapter 5

Discuss the strengths/weakness of the Articles of Confederation (complete qs for HW)

 

 

 

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The Articles vs. The Constitution

Lecture:

  • Articles
  • Constitution
  • Federalist vs Anti Federalists

HW:

Use Text and Docs:

  1.  Read and highlight Anti Federalist Arguments
  2. What arguments did anti-Federalists use against the Constitution?  Why were they suspicious of the government it created?  How did the Federalists respond to anti-Federalist critiques?
  3. Why did the Anti-Federaliss oppose the Constitution?  Why did the Federalists prevail? In what sense were the Anti-Federalists more democratic than their Federalist opponents? 

HW: FRQ: To what extent was the United States in a crisis under the Articles of Confederation or was this “crisis” exaFRQggerated by the Federalists?

Write a thesis statement for the above question!

To what extent did the political party system affect the stability of the new nation in both domestic and foreign affairs? 14

Review/Discuss

Lecture:

Lecture Notes

HW:

1. See FRQ Tutorial

2. Remember the Ladies

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Timed FRQ: Articles of Confederation

 

HW:

1. Jefferson vs. Hamilton: Great Debate (1791–1801)

 

2. How, specifically, did each side try to convince the people to support (or not) the new federal Constitution?

  • Come to class with at least two of the arguments that were used and a specific reference to the Federalist or Anti-Federalist Papers

 

 

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1. Abigail and John Adams Correspondence

 

2. US Constitution

Discussion, Federalists and Anti-Federalists:

 

How, specifically, did each side try to convince the people to support (or not) the new federal Constitution?

 

3. FRQ Tutorial

 

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Constitution Document Activity Read Documents for HW - print and bring to class!

View DBQ Tutorial before coming to class tomorrow

 

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Writing Work Shop: DBQ

HW:  Rewrite thesis statement

Examples (comments posted!) Email me: wmerk9@aol.com so I know that you reviewed -- Also, I need an apush 07 mail list.

see Tutorial

HW: Read and print out for your notes: Bill of Rights: (Learn Them!)

The Constitution (will help with the thesis)

AHre any of you interested in a Sunday night field trip to NY if I can get approval? See Link

 

Should the Founding Fathers’ general elitism and indifference to the rights of people, women, African Americans, and Indians be held against them? Or should they be viewed with more understanding in

 their historical context?

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 Writing Work Shop

 

  • Thesis
  • Support
  • Organizing body paragraphs

HW:

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Writing Work Shop

 

 

HW: Finish DBQ Outlines

Begin Chapter 10 -  questions due Friday

View Power Point:

Portrait of George WashingtonWashington's Presidency

Review the Constitution

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I will be at the Best Work Shop today! Work on Chapter 10 and Zinn chapter 6

Zinn Chapter 6 Qs:

1. Was the notion of Republican Motherhood and/or the Cult of Domesticity empowering? Did it serve a political function?

2. Why would women resist societal change that would, according to feminist advocates, improve their political and economic status?

3. What was to be gained by denying women full economic and political participation?

4. How did antebellum women define themselves? In what ways did these women exercise—and define—power and influence?

5. In what ways did this debate reflect the prevailing tensions of race, class, region, and religion in American society?

 

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 Salem Trip

Chapter 10, Zinn + review Chapters 8-9

Prepare for Socratic Seminar:

Topic 1: Should the Founding Fathers’ general elitism and indifference to the rights of people, women, African Americans, and Indians be held against them? Or should they be viewed with more understanding in their historical context?

Topic 2: Was the notion of Republican Motherhood and/or the Cult of Domesticity empowering? Did it serve a political function?

 

 

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Prepare for Socratic Seminar:

Was the notion of Republican Motherhood and/or the Cult of Domesticity empowering? Did it serve a political function?

Beauty Be A Woman: The Daughters of Liberty

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FRQ: Question 1

 

HW: Begin studying for MCQ!

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  Review 8-10

Cram Sheet --> 1700-1789:  Washington Through Monroe

Presidential Election Data --> 1789    1792    1796    1800

Note Cards -->  201-250  ;   251-300

Ms Pojer's Quizzes --> A   B   C   D

 

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MCQ 8-10

 

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DBQ: The Constitution

 

 

 

 

PowerPoint Presentations:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October Calendar
   Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
The American Revolution 1775- 1783

Text:140-163

 

NOTE: You are responsible for all of chapter 8 and should take notes on the specifics of the war from the text.

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  • Trial Prep

 

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Trial Prep

 

 

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DROP DAY

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Trial

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Trial

Excellent Job All Stars!

HW:  Zinn Chp 5: A Kind of Revolution

Text Chp 9: Take notes on the following:

The Continental Congress

Strengths and weakness of the Articles of Confederation

Peace of Paris

 

Building the New Nation:

Constitution and the New Republic 1776-1800

Text: 164- 210

Topic Outline:

Founding a Nation

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No School

10    Half Day

Quiz: Zinn/Text reading notes

Discuss the strengths/weakness of the Articles of Confederation (complete qs for HW)

 

 

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The Articles vs. The Constitution

Lecture:

  • Articles
  • Constitution
  • Federalist vs Anti Federalists

 

HW: Constitution Work Sheet

 

 

 

 

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HW

 Read and highlight Anti Federalist Arguments

 

You should begin preparing for the test!

Text: 164- 192

Test will cover chps 7-9

Study Guide

Practice Quizzes

Cram Sheet

Note Cards

Learn How to Study! The Dartmouth Link  is very useful - see SQ3R method

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Constitution Packet Due Today - will review in class

Read and print out for your notes: Bill of Rights: Learn Them!

STUDY!

Learn How to Study! use  SQ3R Method for text notes

MCQ tips

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Test Part 1: DBQ: Impact of the Constitution

Outside Sources: Use PERSIA method!

 

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Test Part II: 7-9 (to pg 193 in 10)

 

HW: Washington's Presidency ( take notes from Text)

2. Read/highlight key points: Washington's Inaugural Address

Chapter 10 -11 due Tuesday

 

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 The First Presidency

Emergence of Political Parties

Republican Virtue

 

Zinn Chp 6: The Intimately Oppressed

 

The Age of Jefferson (1800-1816 ) -

The Second War for Independence and the upsurge of Nationalism

 

Text: 193-244

Zinn Discussion Qs

23 24 Portrait of George Washington

Notes: Washington's Presidency

 

 

HW: Zinn

25Portrait of Thomas Jefferson

 Discuss Zinn: Role of Women in Early America

Hamilton vs Jefferson Assignment

 

HW: Chapter 11: Notes on the Jefferson presidency, through  the War of 1812

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 Salem Trip

HW: Chapter 12

* The War of 1812

* Nationalism

* James Monroe

* Westward Expansion

 

 

 

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The Rise of Mass Democracy pgs 256-285

Practice Quizzes

Note Cards

 

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1. Quiz: Hamiltonians vs Jeffersonians

2. Lecture:

1. Jefferson's Presidency:

  • Louisiana Purchase
  • Burr Conspiracy

 HW:

1. Read McCulloch v. Maryland

2. Chapter 12

Notes on

*The Missouri Compromise

* John Marshal

* Oregon and Florida

* Portrait of James MonroeThe Monroe Doctrine

 

 

 

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Strengthened conservative federal power vs.  the democratizing tendencies of states’ rights.

Analyze and discuss the political significance  of

 

 

 Study!