U.S. History I

 

COURSE INTRODUCTION
 

X Syllabus - Fall 2010
X Skills Analysis Worksheet
X Personal Course Objectives
X Textbook Evaluation

X Historians v. American History
X American Principles, Deeds, and Ideals
X History as an Academic Discipline
X Guidelines for Source Analysis
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Why Study History?
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PPT: The Historians' Toolbox
X Video: You Canít Be Neutral on a Moving Train
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A Crossroads in History

The Declaration of Independence
 


COLONIAL AND REVOLUTIONARY AMERICA
 

Drafting the Declaration of Independence

X Protestantism, Capitalism, and Democracy
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Major Themes in American History
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PPT: The Background for Colonization
X PPT: Motives for British Colonization
X It Came in the 1st Ships: Capitalism in America
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Spanish, French, and English Settlement
X What Historians Say About Columbus
X DBA: European Exploration
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The Southern Colonies: Virgina & Slavery
X Slavery and Freedom: The American Paradox
X The New England Colonies: Puritans of Mass.
X A Model of Christian Charity
X Anne Hutchinson is Banished 

X The Legacy of Puritanism

X William Pennís Holy Experiment

X Research Proposal

X Debate: Tolerance v. Protection
X The Enlightenment
X The Great Awakening

X The First Great Awakening

X DBA: The Enlightenment
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The Imperial Problem
X The Western Problem & National Character
X The Problem of Colonial Taxation
X The American Revolution
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DBA: The American Revolution
 


THE NEW REPUBLIC AND DEMOCRATIC INSTITUTIONS
 

X Creating Republican Institutions 
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PPT: Constitutional Convention
X PPT: Six Basic Principles of the Constitution 
X Completing the American Revolution

X Debate: Power of the National Government

X Establishing a New Government 
X
Republican Motherhood
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First Party System: Federalists v. Republicans

X DBA: Two Competing Political Ideologies
    Incorrect Link: See instead The Early Republic

    (First ten documents  -  through "The Hartford
    Convention")

X The Jeffersonian Presidency 
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Foreign Entanglements 
X The Jeffersonian Perspective  
X Debate: How Should Americans Treat Land?

X Economic Development 
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Changes in the Social Structure 
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Maintaining the Balance of Power 
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The Rise of Popular Politics 
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The Jacksonian Presidency 
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Debate: Who Should Be Allowed to Vote?


THE CIVIL WAR ERA
 

X The Second Great Awakening
X Efforts to Reform Society
X Debate: Equal Treatment of Women
X PPT: Pre-Civil War America
X The Industrial North
X The Agrarian South
X Issues Dividing the Nation
X Manifest Destiny
X Document-Based Analysis: Slave Experience

X PPT: The Civil War and Reconstruction

X The Civil War in Perspective

X Document-Based Analysis: Civil War
X A New World View

 

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