🚀 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
*Not the same as Anti-Federalists
Thomas Jefferson’s victory over John Adams in the election of 1800 was celebrated through everyday Americans’ material culture, including this victory banner. Smithsonian Institute, National Museum of American History.
The Election of 1800 involved personal attacks by both parties and Thomas Jefferson became the president.
Federalists lost power in what is called the Revolution of 1800, because they made too many unpopular decisions while in power. Some examples include the Jay Treaty and Alien and Sedition Acts. This was called the Revolution of 1800 because it was a peaceful transition of power from one party to another, something that was rare throughout the world at the time.
The fall of the Federalists led to a period of time called the Era of Good Feelings, because there was only one political party, the Democratic-Republicans, and little debate. Yet, this phrase is debatable as it actually increased sectionalism between the North and South and eventually led to the Second Party System, which would divide the country further.
🎥 Watch: AP US History - The Era of Good Feelings
The presidency of Jefferson brought new territories through the Louisiana Purchase. Since Napoleon had failed to take back Haiti, Louisiana became useless. Thus, Napoleon offered 828,000 square miles for about $15 million, or about 3 cents per acre. Jefferson quickly purchased it, although he was worried about the constitutionality of his decision.
John Marshall led the Supreme Court for 34 years. His leadership increased the power of the federal government while decreasing the power of state governments.
One well-known case, Marbury v. Madison, started due to Adams, the president before Jefferson, appointing midnight judges right before the end of his term. The next day, President Jefferson repealed and refused to give some commissions that haven’t been sent yet. One appointee (William Marbury) sued to get his, but the Supreme Court declared that while it was illegal not to deliver the commission, it would not be handed over through force.
This case established the practice of judicial review, where the Supreme Court could judge actions of other branches of the government and deem them constitutional or unconstitutional. This had been the first time an act of the president was ruled unconstitutional.
🎥 Watch: AP US History - Rise of Political Parties
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