Weeks 2.1-2.2

Weeks 2.1-2.2: Expansion & Reform

(Block B: 10/31-11/11) (Block A: 11/14-11/22)

Readings and Resources:

  1. Davis and Mintz Part 6 & 7: p. 285-363
  2. Online Study Guide: 1800-1848.  https://www.gilderlehrman.org/history-by-era/topics/sat-us-history-study-guide-1800-1848
  3. Online Study Video: http://ap.gilderlehrman.org/ Period 4: 1800-1848.
  4. Crash Course US History: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8dPuuaLjXtMwmepBjTSG593eG7ObzO7s 
  5. http://mappinghistory.uoregon.edu/english/US/US12-01.html
  6. National Expansion and Reform by Joyce Appleby. https://www.gilderlehrman.org/history-by-era/essays/national-expansion-and-reform-1815%E2%80%931860
  7. The American Presidency Project. http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/elections.php  


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

  1. Thomas Jefferson, Aaron Burr, Alexander Hamilton
  2. Marbury v. Madison, Chief Justice John Marshall, judicial review
  3. Louisiana Purchase, Lewis and Clark, New Orleans
  4. Embargo Act of 1807, Non-Intercourse Act of 1809, James Madison
  5. War Hawks, War of 1812, Hartford Convention, Battle of New Orleans, Andrew Jackson
  6. Republican Motherhood, Religious Liberalism, Evangelical Revivalism, Reform & Education, Seneca Falls Convention, Temperance, Transcendentalism
  7. James Monroe, Era of Good Feelings, McCulloch v. Maryland, Monroe Doctrine, Missouri Compromise
  8. John Quincy Adams, Election of 1824, “corrupt bargain”, 2nd Two-Party System
  9. Age of Jackson; populism, Nullification crisis, Trail of Tears, Second Bank of the United States.
  10. Westward Expansion: Manifest Destiny, Texas, Oregon Country, Mexican Cession, Acquisition of Florida, Gadsden Purchase

Quiz: Block B: Thursday, 11/3. Block B: Tuesday, 11/22

Document Based Multiple Choice (10 pts)

Portfolio Project: Block B (11/4), Block A (11/18)

  1. Class Discussions: Teach the Class. Students will select a primary source to explain to the entire class. Each primary source must include observations, reflections, and discussion points (connections to themes). Students have 4 minutes with a 2 minute rebuttal period by the rest of the class. 10 points.


  1. Historical Map: 100 points and Due November 22nd. Expansion and Politics in the United States. Your map must use the following protocol and include each listed item.


  1. A hand-drawn map of the entire United States. Everything must be hand-drawn.(5)
  2. Every state drawn in the proper location. (10)
  3. Every state must include the year it was admitted into the union and how many electoral votes it currently carries. (10)
  4. Designate the Northwest Territory including year. (5)
  5. Designate the year and geographical area of the Louisiana Purchase. (5)
  6. Designate the travel path and 4 key dates of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. (10)
  7. Designate the geographic boundaries established by the Treaty of Ghent which ended the War of 1812. Also include New Orleans and date and victorious general at the Battle of New Orleans. (10)
  8. Designate the Acquisition of Florida from Spain. (5)
  9. Designate the date and geography of the Missouri Compromise (2 states and agreed upon boarder for slavery). (5)
  10. Designate the Indian Removal under Andrew Jackson (Trail of Tears). Included 5 locations and dates. (10)
  11. Designate the story of Texas including; the geographic boundary and date of the Republic of Texas, the battle location of the Alamo, and the date and geographic territory of the Texas Annexation by the United States. (10)
  12. Designate the Oregon Territory (Country) including year of annexation. (5)
  13. Designate the Mexican Cession including year. (5)
  14. Designate the Gadsden Purchase including year. (5)


  1. 3.     In-class essay question on Tuesday, November 22nd. (20 points)