9.24 Assignments

Unit 3 Revolutionary America 1754-1800


Brinkley, Chapters 4-6


M 9.24    A 55 mins.

Andrew Burnaby Scoffs at Colonial Unity

Resolutions of the Stamp Act Congress

Soame Jenyns on the Power of Parliament

Paine, Common Sense

Harvey Kay on Paine

Declaration of Independence

How does Paine characterize Great Britain? 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: Brinkley notes three phases of the Revolution: New England, the Mid-Atlantic Region, and the South. Please prepare a three slide Keynote one phase of the the Revolutionary War.

Please also read David Hackett Fischer, Washington’s Crossing

T 9.25    B 55 mins.

The Revolutionary War

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

Please also read 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?

Due Friday 9.28 at 8:15 am

W 9.26    C 55 mins.

African Americans, Women, and Loyalists in the War

What were some of the common features of state constitutions that developed in the 1770s and 1780s?

How did the tension between liberty and slavery play out in the Revolution and its aftermath?

What contributions did women make to the revolutionary cause and how did the cause of “women’s rights” fare after the war?

Declaration of Independence by the Loyalists


Worksheet for Madison and the Federal Negative

F 9.28    A 55 mins.

The Aftermath of War: Building a Nation

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

M/T 10.1/2    B/C 55 mins.

Harvard Case Study: Madison and the Federal Negative

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. Two pages max, single spaced. Due Thursday 10.4 at 8:15am.

Th 10.4        A 55 mins.

Federalists and Anti-Federalists

HW: Study for in class essay on the Articles and Constitution.

F 10.5    B 55 mins.

In class essay on the Articles and Constitution

HW: Please read Brinkley, Chapter 6

T 10.9    C 55 mins.

Federalists and Antifederalists

HW: Please read Bank Case Study

F 10.12    A 55 mins.

Federalists and Antifederalists

The Election of 1800

Jefferson’s First Inaugural Address

M 10.15    B 55 mins

Bank Case Study

HW: Study for MC Test + SAQ--Chapters 4-6

T 10.16    C 55 mins.

MC + SAQ Test