** Assignments due refers to outside of class assignments only (there may be additional assignments started in-class that need to be finished for homework and turned in accordingly)
How did Britain’s victory over France in the Seven Years’ War lead to new conflicts in North America?
How did perceived and real constraints on the colonists’ economic activities and political rights spark a colonial independence movement and war with Great Britain?
How did the Declaration of Independence reflect the colonists’ belief in the superiority of republican self-government based on the natural rights of the people?
What were the major compromises of the Constitutional Convention and the major arguments for and against the ratification of the Constitution?
Key Concepts and Events / People:
Chapter 5— Tea Act of 1764, Stamp Act of 1765, Quartering Act of 1765, Sons of Liberty, English common law, Natural rights, Declaratory Act of 1766, Townshend Act of 1767, committees of correspondence, Tea Act of May 1773, Coercive Acts, Continental Congress, Second Continental Congress, Declaration of Independence, Popular sovereignty, Thomas Paine, Thomas Jefferson
Chapter 6— Treaty of Paris of 1783, Articles of Confederation, Shay’s Rebellion, Virginia Plan, New Jersey Plan, Federalists, Antifederalists, General George Washington, General William Howe, Baron von Steuben
Chapter 7— Judiciary Act of 1789, Bill of Rights, Bank of the United States, Proclamation of Neutrality, Whiskey Rebellion, Jay’s Treaty, XYZ Affair, Naturalization, Alien, and Sedition Acts, Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions, Treaty of Greenville, Marbury v. Madison (1803), Louisiana Purchase, Embargo Act of 1807, Treaty of Ghent, McCulloch v. Maryland (1819), Adams-Onis Treaty, Monroe Doctrine, Alexander Hamilton, John Marshall, Tecumseh, Henry Clay, John Quincy Adams
Chapter 8— Panic of 1819, Commonwealth System, Republican motherhood, Manumission, Missouri Compromise, Second Great Awakening, Benjamin Rush, Richard Allen
Reading Notes: Chapter 5: What was the impact of the Great War for Empire on British policymakers and the colonies? (pg. 152)
Why did most British colonial leaders reject the idea that the colonies should be represented in Parliament? (pg. 157)
Why did the Stamp Act arouse so much more resistance than the Sugar Act? (pg. 158)
Why were southerners more threatened by challenges to the institution of slavery than northerners? (pg. 159)
What groups were most interested in western lands, and why did Hillsborough oppose them? (pg. 163)
What was Benjamin Franklin’s position of colonial representation in 1765, and why had his view changed by 1770? (pg. 167)