Each topic below has printout. Each Monday we read one of these as a class and I model how to answer questions for them. I save the last couple of questions and an open ended response for them to complete on their own.

  1. The Big Three
  2. Jamestown & Slavery
  3. Plymouth and the Development of Government
  4. Regions of the 13 colonies
  5. Mercantilism vs. Free Enterprise
  6. French & Indian War – European Theater
  7. Causes of the Revolution – How did taxes lead to open rebellion
  8. Boston Massacre – rise of propaganda
  9. Boston Tea Party – Terrorism or Patriotism. Civil Disobedience
  10. Declaration of Independence
  11. Articles of Confederation
  12. Constitution
  13. Federalist Papers
  14. Bill of Rights 9 & 10
  15. Political Parties – Compare to today
  16. Alien & Sedition Act – denial of basic rights – compare to patriot act
  17. Louisiana Purchase – Elastic Clause- Jefferson within rights
  18. War of 1812 – Second War for Independence Canada didn’t Join us
  19. Era of Good Feelings
  20. Monroe Doctrine
  21. Corrupt Bargain
  22. Nullification Crisis – Compare to Texas secession movement today
  23. Bank War – How does this lead to the economic crisis of 1837
  24. Trail of tears – agriculture- what did Americans gain
  25. Manifest Destiny – justification for taking land to the pacific
  26. Abolitionism – Frederick Douglass
  27. Fugitive Slave Act – Nat Turner, rebellions & Underground railroad
  28. John Brown – was he just?
  29. Emancipation Proclamation – was it legal for lincoln to emancipate
  30. Radical Republicans – would they bring the states back together
  31. 13th, 14th, 15th Amendments
  32. Black Codes – What were they designed to do, does it contribute to the rise of racism