The United States’ Role on the World Stage (1789-1849)

 

Students analyze United States foreign policy in the early Republic.

 

 

ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS

REFLECTION

 

  • Is economic coercion an effective method of achieving our national interest in world affairs?

  • Should the United States fight to preserve the right of its citizens to travel and trade overseas?

  • Does war cause national prosperity?

  • Was the Monroe Doctrine a policy of expansion or self-defense? Or: Was the Monroe Doctrine a “disguise” for American imperialism?

QUOTATION

 

"When your time comes to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home."  

 

"When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself."  ~Tecumseh

VOCABULARY

VOCABULARY:

 

  • laissez faire

  • expedition

  • continental divide

  • tribute

  • embargo

  • smuggle

  • nationalism

  • war hawk

  • blockade

  • secede

 

 

 

ONLINE LESSONS

ENDURING UNDERSTANDINGS STUDENTS WILL UNDERSTAND:

 

  • All nations must adapt to both domestic and foreign challenges if those countries are to endure.

  • Citizens participate in the US government through political parties that have their own platforms to solve problems.

KEY LINKS ON THE UNITED STATES ON THE WORLD STAGE

 

Summary...

After the War of 1812, America entered a new period of national pride and identity. Yet, economic and cultural differences among the North, the South, and the West emerged, causing some conflict. On the international scene, a confident United States challenged European interest in the Americas by issuing the Monroe Doctrine. At the same time, democracy in the United States was on the rise as more adult white males could vote and hold office. Yet, women, African Americans, and Native Americas were excluded from suffrage and from political life.

 

In 1824, Andrew Jackson became President, supported by those who saw him as the "People's President." As President, Jackson was a controversial figure, defying a Supreme Court ruling by ordering the forced removal of Native American nations from the Southeast. Jackson opposed the nullification of federal laws by states during the tariff crisis, and successfully blocked renewing the charter of the second Bank of the United States. Industrial Revolution brought great changes to the way in which people lived and worked. Inventions that mechanized the textile industry made factory work the most efficient way to spin thread and weave cloth. In the United States, most textile factories opened in the North, while the South's economy relied on agriculture. The invention of the cotton gin increased the South's dependence on the labor of enslaved African Americans. At the same time, settlers were moving west. Debates raged in Congress over the spread of slavery to the western territories. These debates heightened tensions between the North and the South.  Read more...

Crash Course:  Age of Jackson

In which John Green teaches you about the presidency of Andrew Jackson So how did a president with astoundingly bad fiscal policies end up on the $20 bill? That's a question we can't answer, but we can tell you how Jackson got to be president, and how he changed the country when he got the job. Jackson's election was more democratic than any previous presidential election. More people were able to vote, and they picked a doozie. Jackson was a well-known war hero, and he was elected over his longtime political enemy, John Quincy Adams.

 

Once Jackson was in office, he did more to expand executive power than any of the previous occupants of the White House. He used armed troops to collect taxes, refused to enforce legislation and supreme court legislation, and hired and fired his staff based on support in elections. He was also the first president to regularly wield the presidential veto as a political tool. Was he a good president? Watch this video and draw your own conclusions.

The War of 1812: U.S. History Review...

HipHughes walks you through the basics of the first declared war in US History, the War of 1812. 

8.43 Explain the causes, course, and consequences of the War of 1812, including the major battles, leaders, events and role of Tennessee:  

 

Lesson Plan:  President Madison's 1812 War Message

 

On June 1, 1812, President Madison sent a letter—later dubbed his war message—to both houses of Congress. In it, he listed a series of transgressions Great Britain had committed against the U.S. He also explained his decision not to recommend war with France at that time. EDSITEment resources offer primary documents that illuminate key points in President Madison's War Message. Help your students understand the reasons the president gave for going to war, while heightening their appreciation of the value of archival sources.

 

 

 

8.44 Identify on a map the changing boundaries of the United States, including the Convention of 1818 and Adams-Onis Treaty.

 

READINGS
ACTIVITIES

THE TREATY TRAIL:  U.S. - INDIAN TREATY COUNCILS IN THE NORTHWEST

 

Lesson Overview: These lessons involve active role-play of the key players in the Walla Walla treaty negotiations. Students go beyond mere reenactment of facts and speeches, however, to analyze the goals of the tribes and the U.S. government, to evaluate bias, and to emotionally connect with what was gained and lost during this pivotal time. 

VIRTUAL FIELDTRIPS

THE WAR OF 1812 WEBSITE

 

The Discriminating General presents History in your Hands!

Tecumseh's Curse...

My Native American Gangster Hero.

The Monroe Doctrine - A Brief Explanation...

HipHughes explains the 1823 Foreign policy doctrine of James Monroe. Dog piss in the hood? Yeah, you heard me. 
First, you are not an idiot. The biggest concept lecture ever in the history of simple explanations. HipHughes glides through a brief explanation of the Monroe Doctrine so you can get through that next dinner party. 

8.45 Analyze the relationship the United States had with Europe, including the influence of the Monroe Doctrine

 

Primary Documents and Supporting Texts to Read: excerpts from The Monroe Doctrine
 
HumorousMoment

Compare and contrast the different perspectives expressed in the lyrics of of these two songs...

THE WAR OF 1812 SONG!

According to military historian Donald Graves this song dates to the War of 1812. 

BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS, IN 1814

Fun pictures to accompany Johnny Horton's song.

DATABASES

TEL

 

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DISCOVERY ATLAS INTERACTIVE MAP

Select a location and experience the culture, government, history and natural of countries around the world.   

 

A MOMENT IN TIME

 

Take a journey around the world today to see "a moment in time"...

 

HISTORY PRIMARY SOURCE READER

 

Excerpts from many of the primary sources highlighted in the Common Core Curriculum.

 

 

FOOD TIMELINE

Food history presents a fascinating buffet of popular lore and contradictory facts.

 

INTERNET ANCIENT HISTORY SOURCEBOOK

 

The Internet Ancient History Sourcebook has expanded greatly since its creation, and now contains hundred of local files as well as links to source texts throughout the net.  

 

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

 

The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collections.

 

WORLD ATLAS

 

Comprehensive facts about regions around the world.

 

WORLDOLOGY

The changing face of Europe over the centuries...

 

BEST HISTORY SITES

 

Comprehensive resources and lesson plans for teaching history.

 

DIGITAL HISTORY

 

Using new technologies to enhance teaching and research.

 

LOC TEACHING WITH PRIMARY SOURCES

 

Use digital historical sources to explore different topics online with fun interactive teacher-created activities. Choose from various activities to get started.

 

SMITHSONIAN ENCYCLOPEDIA

Encyclopedia Smithsonian: Online Resources from A to Z

 

 

 

APPS
WHY LEARN HISTORY?

KIDS DISCOVER APPS

 

Print 28 pages of free lesson plans and activities based on the apps on the CMS LMC iPads.

WHY STUDY CLASSICS?

 

Why Study Classics?  Advantages of Classical Studies

EXPLORING ANCIENT WORLD CULTURES

 

Why Study Ancient World Cultures? An Essay by Bill Hemminger

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ONLINE TEXTBOOKS

 

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TODAY IN HISTORY

 

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on this day in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened today in history.

iCIVICS

 

Free lesson plans and games for learning Civics.

WHY DO CIVILIZATIONS FAIL?

Why do great civilizations fall? The history of humankind has been marked by patterns of growth and decline. Some declines have been gradual, occurring over centuries. Others have been rapid, occurring over the course of a few years. War, drought, natural disaster, disease, overpopulation, economic disruption: any of these or a combination of these events can bring about the collapse of a civilization.

 

COMMON CORE LITERACY IN SOCIAL STUDIES/HISTORY LESSONS

 

Achieve the CORE by using these lessons to incorporate literacy into your teaching.

PBS NEWS HOUR FOR STUDENTS

 

Current Events explored in-depth with lesson plans.

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