U.S. History
Thursday, Aug. 22
Pick up a Blue U.S. History Book and turn to page 25
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Answer the Map Skills question on 25 and the Reading
Check on page 26 – that means you will need to read
You are on a time limit – 10 mins.
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Unit 2: Creating a Nation
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I can. . .
a. Evaluate the influence of Enlightenment ideas on the development of
American government as embedded in the Declaration of Independence
b. Identify and evaluate the ideas and events that contributed to the
outbreak of the American Revolution, and determine the key turning
points of the war
c. Identify the impetus for the Constitutional Convention (limitations of
government under the Articles of Confederation), and analyze the events
and outcomes of the Convention (i.e. the “bundle of compromises”)
d. Interpret the ideas and principles expressed in the U.S. Constitution
e. Explain the development of the Bill of Rights, and assess various debates
of the day
f. Evaluate, take, and defend positions on the development of U.S. foreign
policy during the early nineteenth century (e.g. Embargo Act, Monroe
Doctrine)
Colonists Move West in the
early-to-mid 1700s
• Causes
• Effects
– Population of colonies
increases quickly due
to high birth rate and
immigration
– Colonists begin to feel
crowded
– Many colonists lack
enough fertile land for
growing population
– Settlers take over Native
American lands
– Native Americans forced
onto land already
occupied by other tribes
– British build trading posts
in areas claimed by France
– France responds by
preparing for conflict
I can. . .
a. Evaluate the influence of Enlightenment ideas on
the development of American government as
embedded in the Declaration of Independence
b. Identify and evaluate the ideas and events that
contributed to the outbreak of the American
Revolution, and determine the key turning points
of the war
c. Identify the impetus for the Constitutional
Convention (limitations of government under the
Articles of Confederation), and analyze the events
and outcomes of the Convention (i.e. the “bundle
of compromises”)
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Stamp Act
Townsend Act
Boston Massacre
Tea Act
Intolerable Acts
Battles of Lexington and Concord
Townsend Act
• http://educationportal.com/academy/lesson/bostonmassacre-colonists-and-thedeclaratory-and-townshend-acts.html
Boston Massacre, 1770
• http://www.hippocampus.org/HippoCampus/History%20%26%20
Government;jsessionid=9A58C00705EDDD30282A8004309013C1
Tea Act (1773) and the
Boston Tea Party
• http://educationportal.com/academy/less
on/the-boston-tea-partyintolerable-acts-firstcontinental-congress.html
• http://www.hippocampus
.org/HippoCampus/Histor
y%20%26%20Governmen
t;jsessionid=9A58C00705
EDDD30282A8004309013
C1
The Tea Act, 1773
• To save the East India Company from financial
ruin
• This act eliminated all remaining import duties
on tea entering England and thus lowering the
selling price to consumers
• The company could also sell its tea directly to
the people
• Both of these actions lowered tea below the
cost of smuggled tea
• The colonists didn’t care about the price; it was
the principle of taxation without representation
• This law would corrupt Americans
into accepting the principle of
parliamentary taxation by taking
advantage of their weakness for a
frivolous luxury
• Dec. 1773, the Boston Tea Party
– 50 disguised men (plus others)
dump forty-five tons of tea
overboard
Coercive (or Intolerable) Acts
First Continental Congress, 1774
• http://www.hippocamp
us.org/HippoCampus/H
istory%20%26%20Gove
rnment;jsessionid=9A5
8C00705EDDD30282A8
004309013C1
• http://www.hippocamp
us.org/HippoCampus/H
istory%20%26%20Gove
rnment;jsessionid=9A5
8C00705EDDD30282A8
004309013C1
First Continental Congress
• Because of the Intolerable Acts
• Suffolk Resolves was the first action:
colonies owed no obedience to any of
the Coercive Acts; provisional govt.
should collect all taxes until the former
Mass. Charter was restored; defensive
measures should be taken
• Voted to boycott all British goods and
cease exporting almost all goods to
Britain
• Not all delegates supported this plan
• They settled on a Petition that stated
the following:
– Affirmed Parliament’s power to regulate
trade – thus indicating they respect
elected assemblies, but only if they have a
voice
– Also stated that all previous paramilitary
efforts to impose taxes, enforce laws
through admiralty courts, suspend
assemblies, and unilaterally revoke
charters were unconstitutional
• Bad Britain!
• Lexington and Concord – It’s on!
– http://educationportal.com/academy/lesson/lexingto
n-concord-and-bunker-hill-theamerican-revolution-begins.html
• Advantages and Disadvantages
between the Colonists and The Crown
– http://www.hippocampus.org/HippoCamp
us/History%20%26%20Government;jsessio
nid=9A58C00705EDDD30282A8004309013
C1
– http://www.hippocampus.org/HippoCamp
us/History%20%26%20Government;jsessio
nid=9A58C00705EDDD30282A8004309013
C1
• Thomas Paine and Common Sense
– http://educationportal.com/academy/lesson/the-secondcontinental-congress-and-thomaspaines-common-sense.html
• Thomas Jefferson and the Declaration of
Independence
– http://education-portal.com/academy/lesson/thedeclaration-of-independence-text-signers-andlegacy.html
• Major Battles during the war
– http://www.hippocampus.org/HippoCampus/
History%20%26%20Government;jsessionid=9
A58C00705EDDD30282A8004309013C1
• Treaty of Paris
– http://www.hippocampus.org/HippoCampus/
History%20%26%20Government;jsessionid=9
A58C00705EDDD30282A8004309013C1
• Impact of the War
– http://educationportal.com/academy/lesson/americanrevolution-social-and-economic-impact.html
• Articles of Confederation
– http://education-portal.com/academy/lesson/the-articles-ofconfederation-and-the-northwest-ordinance.html
• Land Ordinances
– http://www.hippocampus.org/HippoCampus/History%20%26%
20Government;jsessionid=07E3F937E1052531A4A2473E4B4E71
96
• Shay’s Rebellion
– http://www.hippocampus.org/HippoCampus/History%20%26%
20Government;jsessionid=07E3F937E1052531A4A2473E4B4E71
96
– http://education-portal.com/academy/lesson/weaknesses-ofthe-articles-of-confederation-and-shays-rebellion.html
Need to Know!
• Terms
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Enlightenment
French and Indian War
Proclamation Line of 1763
1st and 2nd Continental
Congress
Articles of Confederation
Northwest Ordinances
Shays' Rebellion
Marbury v. Madison
Federalism
• Helpful Vocabulary
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Metaphor
Impervious
Synthesis
Condemnation
Eviction
Abolition
Redress
Barrage
Provocation
Indiscriminate
Hyperbole
Ratification
Carnage
Envoy
Expound