United States History Academic January 2012

Theme II: Promoting the Ideal

Unit I: Cultural Misunderstanding: The Native American "Problem"


The Constitution of the United States

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

Article. I. Section. 8.

The Congress shall have Power ... To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes

 

 

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The Native American "Problem"

16th-17th Century: Germ warfare - colonial warfare

18th Century: Significance of the French and Indian War

Early 19th Century: Louis and Clark: Enlightenment, Westward Expansion, the Ideal and the "other".

19th-20th century: Removal, War, Assimilation

21st Century: Reparations?

 

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The Native American "Problem"

16th-17th Century: Germ warfare - colonial warfare: The Mystic Massacre:  Cultural Misunderstanding?

Mystic Massacre Response Questions

 

 

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Review The Mystic Massacre

Indian Removal Map 1830-35

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Current Connections:

Indian Reservations in the US

 

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How will cultural misunderstanding impede our ability to successfully promote the American ideals domestically?

  1. The US Constitution. Establishing the American Ideal?

Know the Significance of the  Northwest Ordinance

Understand that  justified Indian removal and set the precedent for Indian Policy

Do:The  Policy of Indian Removal: The American Ideal?

 

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Continue: The  Policy of Indian Removal: The American Ideal?

 

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18th Century: Policy of Removal to one of  Assimilation. Why?

Close reading of the The Dawes Act

Close Reading: Observe facts and details as you read; diction: identify ambiguous language why is it ambiguous (author's purpose?)?

 

 

 

 

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Mid-Term Review

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Midterms

 

 

 

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HW: The Dawes Act