Week 1.3: The Age of Revolution
(Block B: 9/26-9/29) (Block A: 10/3-10/7)
Readings and Resources
http://mappinghistory.uoregon.edu/english/US/us.html “Population and Diversity in America: The Colonial Period”, “Native American Tribes 1783”, “The American Revolution”, and “Constitutionalism”.
“Lockean Liberlism” https://www.gilderlehrman.org/history-by-era/road-revolution/essays/lockean-liberalism-and-american-revolution
Davis and Mintz Part 5: “The Age of Revolution”
Introduction (p. 85-122).
Roots of Revolution (p.144-154)
American Identity (p. 159-161)
American Resistance (p. 171-172)
Slavery and the American Revolution (p. 186-199)
Online Study Guide: 1754-1800 https://www.gilderlehrman.org/history-by-era/topics/sat-us-history-study-guide-1754-1800
Online Study Video: http://ap.gilderlehrman.org/ Period 3: 1754-1800.
Crash Course US History: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8dPuuaLjXtMwmepBjTSG593eG7ObzO7s
All readings, viewed media, and other content should be accompanied by appropriate notes. You must use the Library of Congress Analysis Form, annotate directly onto text, or provide other verifiable evidence of your notes. This will be reviewed during Scored Discussions, Portfolio Work, and Short Writing assignments.
Discussion Points & Terms
Increased attemps by Great Britain to control the colonies and impose taxes led to the American Revolution.
France, Britain, Spain, and the new United States vied for control of North America. The borders of the United States began consistent expansion which had consequences on government, slavery, and conflicts with Native Americans.
There was changing view of government in the United States. The belief in egalitarianism, democracy, and republicanism replaced old European structures of power. New models of governement led to an era of constitutionalism and debates over national and states' rights.
Quiz: Block A: 9/29 - Block B: 10/6
Document Based Multiple Choice (10 pts)
Document Based Essay project in class on 9/29 and 10/7 respectively.
- Choose one of the two following articles and write a 5-7 paragraph responsive essay that includes supportive detail from the source as well as resources from this past week's readings. Select one of the 12 Powerful Words to guide your review of the article.
- “Declaration of Independence in a Global Perspective” https://www.gilderlehrman.org/history-by-era/road-revolution/essays/declaration-independence-global-perspective
- “Economic Policy Through The Lens of History” https://www.gilderlehrman.org/history-by-era/economics/essays/economic-policy-through-lens-history