Review of U.S. History (1787-1850): A Web Project

The following are topics for student reports, presentations, and/or web page projects. For each topic, the group must develop a learning packet for the rest of the class. The learning packet must include:

1) A brief written description of the topic and time period being discussed. The narrative should be at least two-to-three paragraphs long and may be typed on computer. Be sure that text is not copied and pasted from any electronic resource. The paragraphs must be in your own words.

2) A vocabulary or identifications list with the essential words found on the topic with definitions (use textbook to help). The vocabulary list can also include key people, events, or places that students should know.

3) One or more maps dealing with the topic at hand. The map must show a historical event or process that took place within the time period and dealing with the topic.

4) One or more biographies of the key individuals that took part in the event. The biography should only deal with how the individual was involved in the event rather than a birth-to-death description of his or her life.

5) A 10-question quiz with five matching and five multiple-choice questions. The questions can be based on a map or on the information or vocabulary. The answer must be provided on a separate sheet. 

Any resource that is used in the creation of the presentation must be listed on a bibliography page. Entries must include title, author, page number, and year of publication.



The Bill Of Rights: Federalists vs. Anti-Federalists; The ratification Process: The Federalist; 1791; Amendments 1-10;First Amendment Freedoms; Bear arms; No Quartering; Search & Seizure; Due Process; Punishment; Privacy and other rights; Roe v. Wade; Engel v. Vitale, and Judicial review: Marbury v. Madison 

Political Parties: Jefferson v. Hamilton and their parties. Social Make-Up; Economic views; Views on government and the Constitution; The Alien and Sedition Acts; The VA. & KY. Resolutions; Compare With Bush and Gore's Parties.

Louisiana Purchase: Borders; French Exploration; Spain returns Louisiana. to France; Napoleon sells to Jefferson; New Orleans and Mississippi R. controlled by US; Lewis & Clark: Sacajawea; Zebulon Pike; Minerals: Coal; Agriculture: Wheat, Corn, Livestock. Regions: Great Plains & Rockies.

War of 1812: Also: Second War for Independence: Impressment; Britain & France at War; Blockade; The Chesapeake Incident; Embargo Act;

Battle of Tippecanoe; Tecumseh; Northwest Territory; Burning of Wash., D.C.; Francis Scott Key; Treaty of Ghent.

The Monroe Doctrine: James Monroe: Share Oregon W/ Britain; Set Western Boundaries; To Europe: "Stay out of W. Hemisphere!" US will leave Europe and its colonies alone; 2nd Declaration of Independence; Cuba (Spain); Canada (Britain); Mexico Goes independent in 1822; Bolivia: Independent; Brazil (Portugal).

Missouri Compromise: The Cotton Gin increases need for slaves; 3/5th Compromise as conflict; Balance of Power in the Senate; Missouri (Slave) in 1821; Maine (Free) in 1820); No slavery north of 36 30 line; Slavery in Territories not prohibited; Signed by Monroe.

Indian Removal: The "Kitchen Cabinet"; John C. Calhoun; Monroe's View of the Indians; The Indian Removal Act of 1830; Permanent Homelands; Sauk & Fox (Ws. & Illinois); Seminoles (Fl.); Cherokee (Smokey Mountains); Creek (Al.); Chickasaw & Choctaw (Ms); Shawnee (In.); The Black Hawk War; The Trail of Tears; Oklahoma;

Nullification: States' Rights; Va. & Ky. Resolutions; The Tariff of 1828 (Tariff of Abominations); S. Carolina; Secession; Force Bill; J. C. Calhoun's Exposition and Protest; Clay's Compromise Tariff of 1833. Slavery: the real issue.

Texas: Steven Austin; Antonio Santa Anna; Texas Revolts; The Alamo; Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie, Win. Travis; The Battle of San Jacinto; Independence declared; Opposition to Annexation; J.C. Calhoun: Secretary of State (Pro-Annexation); Senate refuses to ratify treaty; Joint Resolution of Congress; The War With Mexico; The Nueces R.; The Rio Grande; Zachary Taylor; John Fremont: California; Scott takes Mexico City (47); Mexico gives up Texas & Mexican Cession; Rio Grande is Southern border.

Manifest Destiny:       The Turner Thesis; Definition of Manifest Destiny; California; Oregon; James Polk; Bear Flag Republic; The 49ers; Wilmot Proviso; Compromise of 1850 admits California as a Free state; Popular Sovereignty; Fugitive Slave Act; The Gadsden Purchase ends U.S. continental growth.   


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