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APUSH – McGahey/Dockum

2013


Founding Brothers

By: Joseph Ellis



Objective: Students will analyze the historical concepts presented in Founding Brothers and be able to apply their understanding to historical events as well as current events.

Work Days: October 16-22

Presentation Days: October 23 & 24

Worth: 1 test grade, 2 daily grades (these are based on on-task behavior)

50% Reading Guides (individual)

50% Project Assessment

Topics Presented

The Generation – Issue: The Revolutionary Principle


  • What was the principle?

  • How does the Constitution protect it?

  • What was the reasoning behind the construction of the Constitution?

  • What problems did it solve?

  • What problems did it create?

  • What are the long-term effects? (Research an issue of today that derives from the Constitution)

The Dinner – Issue: Hamilton’s Economic Policy

  • Goal of Hamilton?

  • Plan itself?

  • The effects of assumption (state and private debt) – Address the political, economic and social effects

  • What were the positive effects for the US in the short-run?

  • What are the negative consequences? (Research an issue of today that derives from Hamilton’s plan)

The Silence – Issue: Slavery

  • Why was the subject of slavery banned from Congressional talks?

  • Why did most people believe it would end naturally?

  • How did the South justify slavery?

  • What were the effects of not addressing slavery in the Constitution?

  • What are the social effects of today? (Research the issues of today that derive from our history of slavery)

The Farewell – Issue: Neutrality

  • Why did Washington issue a neutrality proclamation?

  • Was he correct in doing so?

  • When did we change and why?

  • What were the short-term effects of following this neutrality?

  • What are the long-term effects of ignoring his proclamation? (Research an issue of today that derives from our “interventionist” beliefs)

The Collaborators – Issue: Political Parties

  • Why did political parties develop?

  • What were the core beliefs of each party?

  • What are the positive of a party system?

  • What are the negatives of a party system?

  • What were the short-term consequences of the creation of the two parties?

  • What are the long-term effects of the 2-party system? (Research an issue of today that derives from our 2-party system)

Due dates for Reading Guides:

The Generation – 10/16

The Dinner – 10/21

The Silence – 10/23

The Farewell – 10/25

The Collaborators – 10/29



Research Sources

To find information about the issue you will use the book, Founding Brothers, and the internet. To research historical examples and the issues of today you will need to use your textbook and internet sources. When you find a source that will be useful, record the information below. This will make it easier to take notes. You should have at least TWO sources outside of the two required books.



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Author: Joseph Ellis

Title of book: Founding Brothers

Date published: 2000

Publishing Company: Random House

City Published: New York



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Methods to Present Information

Power Point Presentation

Prezi Presentation

iMovie


Newscast

One-Act Play

Infographic

Presentations should be 10 minutes in length AND answer all questions asked within the assigned issue.



Rubric:

Reading Guides - 10 points each

Sources – 5 points

Accuracy of Information presented - 35 points

Quality of project – 30 points

Individual participation – 20 points





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