9.12 Assignments 

Unit 3 Revolutionary America 1754-1800 



Th 9.12        A 55 mins.

Class: Debrief MC Test

War for Empire in North America

Colonial Wars Chart

The Continent--1667

King George’s War

The French Indian War

North America 1766

HW: Please read Brinkley, Chapter 4 by Monday. Please also bring Gordon Wood’s The American Revolution to class for the next two weeks.

F 9.13        B 55 mins.

Class: The Road to Revolution

Anderson, Crucible of War

Andrew Burnaby Scoffs at Colonial Unity

Resolutions of the Stamp Act Congress

Soame Jenyns on the Power of Parliament

HW: Paine, Common Sense

M  9.16            C 55 mins.

Class: Revolution

Paine, Common Sense

How does Paine characterize Great Britain and how does Paine respond to critics of independence who argue that American has benefitted from a connection with Great Britain?

What makes reconciliation a poor option, according to Paine?

What are the advantages of independence and what makes it “common sense,” according to Paine?

HW: Please read Brinkley, Chapter 5

W 9.18            A 55 mins.

Class: War of Ideas. Battles of the Revolution

Th 9.19             B 55 mins.

Class: War and Society

Who were the Loyalists? How did the War affect them?

What were the experiences African Americans during the war? How did the Revolution affect the slavery question?

How did Indians view the Revolution? How did its outcome affect them?

What contributions did women make to the war effort? To what extent did their status change by the end of the war?

War and Society

Building a nation

HW: Please read Brinkley, Chapter 6, “Framing a New Government” and “Adoption and Adaption”

Prepare to discuss the Revolution DBQ assignment by reading the question and the documents. Also prepare a list of outside evidence that you will apply to the essay.

Due 9.20 8:15 am

F 9.20      C 55 mins.

Class: Revolution DBQ

AP U.S. History Essay Rubrics

Writing the DBQ

Federalist 10 and 51

In the Federalist No.10 what does Madison list as the dangers of factionalization? What are the options, according to Madison, to eliminate factions?

What does Madison say are the dangers inherent in a republic? How does he suggest limiting these dangers?

In the Federalist No.51, what does the author say about the ability of members of one branch of government to appoint members to another branch?

According to the author, what is, out of necessity, the most important, and therefore most powerful branch of the government? How does he suggest limiting this power?

HW: DBQ Due Tuesday 9.24 at 8:15am

3-4 pages, double-spaced.

PERIOD 3 Due Thursday 9.26 at 8:15am

T 9.24    E 70 mins.

Class: The Constitutional Convention

The Great American Documents, The Constitution

Constitution Worksheet

HW: Read Harvard Case Study, Madison and the Federal Negative

Worksheet for Madison and the Federal Negative

Th, F 9.26-27    Assembly 3

HW: Imagine that you are a delegate to the Constitutional Convention. You have voted yes or no on the question of Madison’s Federal Negative. Write a letter to your constituents explaining your vote on this important matter. In the letter, provide background information on the question and an explanation of the pros and cons surrounding the question for your state and for the nation. Explain clearly the factors that contributed to your ultimate decision. One page, single spaced. Due Monday 9.30 at 8:15am.

M 9.30        A 55 mins.

Debrief DBQ

Sample Essay 7

Scoring Guidelines

Scoring Commentary

HW: Please finish Brinkley, Chapter 6

T 10.1       B 55 mins.

Class: Federalists and Antifederalists

Please read Washington’s Farewell Address.

What advice or warnings did Washington offer the nation in the area of politics?

What advice or warnings did Washington offer the nation in the area of foreign policy?

To what extent do you think Washington’s advice is still relevant?

W 10.2       C 55 mins.

Class: Federalists and Antifederalists

Thomas Jefferson to Gideon Granger

Jefferson to Philip Mazzei

HW: Please read Brinkley, Chapter 7

F 10.4            A 55 mins.

Class: Jefferson’s Presidency

Jefferson’s First Inaugural Address

M 10.7    B 55 mins.

Class: The War of 1812


Cartoon Analysis Worksheet

New England Threat of Secession

HW: Please read this excerpt from Gordon Wood’s Empire of Liberty

T 10.8    C 55 mins.

Class: The War of 1812 and Its Aftermath

Educational and Literary Nationalism

Medicine and Science

Second Great Awakening

Technology and Transportation

HW: Please read Brinkley, Chapter 8

Th 10.10            A 55 mins.

Class: The Era of Good Feelings

HW: Please read Brinkley, Chapter 9

F 10.11               B 55 mins.

Class: The Rise of Andrew Jackson

Wilentz on the Panic of 1819

HW: Please read Brinkley, Chapter 10

10.22 and 10.23        Multiple Choice Test Chapters 6-10

10.18            A 55 mins.

Class: Jackson’s Presidency

Jackson’s Bank Veto

Jackson’s Statement on Indian Removal

Worcester v. Georgia

Theodore Frelinghuysen on Indian Removal

Whig economic agenda

Panic of 1837

Jacksonian America

10.21            B 55 mins.

Class: Jackson’s Legacy

King Andrew the First

Set to Between Jackson and Biddle