🚀 Thematic Guides
Theme 1 (NAT) - American and National Identity
Theme 2 (WXT) - Work, Exchange, and Technology
Theme 3 (GEO) - Geography and The Environment
Theme 4 (MIG) - Migration and Settlement
Theme 5 (PCE) - Politics and Power
Theme 7 (ARC) - American and Regional Culture
Theme 8 (SOC): Social Structures
🌽 Unit 1: 1491-1607
1.1Context: European Encounters in the Americas
1.6Cultural Interactions Between Europeans, Native Americans, and Africans
🦃 Unit 2: 1607-1754
2.0Unit 2 Overview: Contextualization
2.3The Regions of the British Colonies
2.5Interactions between Native Americans and Europeans
2.6Slavery in the Colonies
🔫 Unit 3: 1754-1800
3.6The Influence of Revolutionary Ideals
3.10Shaping a New Republic
🐎 Unit 4: 1800-1848
4.2The Rise of Political Parties and the Era of Jefferson
4.3Politics and Regional Interests
4.8Jackson and Federal Power
4.9The Development of an American Culture
4.10The Second Great Awakening
4.11the age of reform
4.12African Americans in the Early Republic
💣 Unit 5: 1844-1877
5.5Sectional Conflict: Regional Differences
5.6Failure of Compromise
5.7Election of 1860 and Secession
5.9Government Policies during the Civil War
🚂 Unit 6: 1865-1898
6.2Westward Expansion: Economic Development
6.3Westward Expansion Social and Cultural Development
6.6The Rise of Industrial Capitalism
6.7Labor in the Gilded Age
6.9Responses to Immigration
🌎 Unit 7: 1890-1945
7.0Unit 7 Overview: Contextualization
7.3The Spanish-American War
7.5World War I: Military and Diplomacy
7.6World War I: Home Front
7.81920s: Cultural and Political Controversies
7.9The Great Depression
7.10The New Deal
7.11Interwar Foreign Policy
7.12World War II: Mobilization
🥶 Unit 8: 1945-1980
8.2The Cold War from 1945-1980
8.3The Red Scare
8.4Economy after 1945
8.6Early Steps in the Civil Rights Movement
8.7America as a World Power
8.8The Vietnam War
8.10The African American Civil Rights Movement
8.11The Expansion of the Civil Rights Movement
📲 Unit 9: 1980-Present
9.0Unit 9 Overview: Contextualization
9.2Reagan and Conservatism
9.3The End of the Cold War
9.6Challenges of the 21st Century
🧐 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
📋 Short Answer Questions (SAQ)
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May 29, 2020
A group called Essex Junta became angry over the decline of New England’s influence and attempted to have New York, New Jersey, and New England secede from America to become the Northern Confederacy with Canada.
Aaron Burr, a well-known politician, traveled towards New Orleans to talk to the military governor of Louisiana. While he told people different stories, two versions exist. Burr wanted to create an independent nation in Mississippi Valley with the help of Spain or Britain, or he wanted to seize Spanish territory, which consisted of current Texas, California, and New Mexico.
Before Burr could carry out his plans, he was discovered and arrested for treason.
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Many Americans took advantage of the Native Americans and sought their lands. In one example, the Treaty of Fort Wayne, the exploitation of the Indians resulted in them giving away 3 million acres for 2 cents per acre.
A Shawnee who called himself the Prophet, Tenskwatawa, had a vision of a deity that said the dependence on the Americans’ goods, such as guns and alcohol, was the worst possible sin. If the Natives rejected these items, the deity would help drive the white settlers away.
In the Battle of Tippecanoe, William Henry Harrison led an army against the Tenskwatawa and had a victory. It resulted in Harrison becoming a national hero.
In the 1st Seminole War, Andrew Jackson invaded Spanish territory of East Florida due to raids by Seminole Indians. Since free African Americans and runaway slaves lived in the area where the Seminoles lived, Jackson justified that he was returning fugitive slaves.
John C. Calhoun had a plan, where Indians east of the Mississippi River would “voluntarily” give up their land for land west of the river. It passed in the Senate, but the House of Representatives rejected it.
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Henry Clay created the American System legislative proposal. With a tariff and the Bank of the US, America would become economically self-sufficient and would not be dependent on Europe. Furthermore, better infrastructure would improve the travel between regions, which would reduce sectionalism.
The 2nd Bank of the US attempted to control inflation by limiting loans, which triggered the Panic of 1819. Many state banks closed, and unemployment, bankruptcies, and imprisonment for debt all increased. People in the West called for land reform and showed opposition to the national bank.
In 1820, Missouri applied for statehood, but it wanted to be admitted as a slave state. The Tallmadge Amendment prohibited further introduction of slavery and allowed emancipation for all slave children born in Missouri at age 25. The House of Representatives accepted it, but the Senate rejected it.
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The issue was the balance between the free and slave states. If the Tallmadge Amendment passed, it would tip the balance. Henry Clay developed a plan to maintain the balance: the Missouri Compromise which included (1) Maine would be admitted as a free state and Missouri as a slave state. (2) Slavery would be prohibited in the area north of the 36 degree 30 minute line.
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