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Assignment Due**

In-Class Topic

10/7(A) & 10/10 (B)



Review of Period 2 Test; “Liberty!: Reluctant Revolutionaries”

10/9 (A) & 10/14 (B)



The Problem of Empire

10/13 (A) & 10/16 (B)

America’s History (Ch. 5)


The Problem of Empire

10/17 (A) & 10/20 (B)

America’s History (Ch. 6)


Making War and Republican Governments

10/21 (A) & 10/22 (B)

People’s History (Ch. 4) [ONLINE]

4-3-2-1 Reading Strategy for People’s History (Ch. 4) [ONLINE]

Making War and Republican Governments

10/23 (A) & 10/24 (B)

America’s History (Ch. 7)

DBQ Essay: How Revolutionary was the American Revolution?

Hammering Out a Federal Republic

10/27* (A) & 10/28 (B)



Hammering Out a Federal Republic

10/29 (A) & 10/30 (B)

America’s History (Ch. 8)


Creating a Republican Culture

11/3 (A) & 11/4 (B)



Creating a Republican Culture; Period 3 Wrap-Up

11/5 (A) & 11/6 (B)



Period 3 Test

*Last day of the quarter—no missing work accepted or credit recovery past this date

** 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)

Essential Questions:

  • 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:

  1. What was the impact of the Great War for Empire on British policymakers and the colonies? (pg. 152)

  2. Why did most British colonial leaders reject the idea that the colonies should be represented in Parliament? (pg. 157)

  3. Why did the Stamp Act arouse so much more resistance than the Sugar Act? (pg. 158)

  4. Why were southerners more threatened by challenges to the institution of slavery than northerners? (pg. 159)

  5. What groups were most interested in western lands, and why did Hillsborough oppose them? (pg. 163)

  6. What was Benjamin Franklin’s position of colonial representation in 1765, and why had his view changed by 1770? (pg. 167)

  7. Why did colonists react so strongly against the Tea Act, which imposed a small tax and actually lowered the price of tea?

  8. Why did Parliament prefer North’s solution to the Boston Tea Party to William Pitt’s?

  9. What led Dunmore’s War, and why did western settlers support it?

  10. How did violence around Boston in the spring of 1775 affect proceedings in the Second Continental Congress? (pg. 176)

Chapter 6:

  1. Why was control of New York City Britain’s first military objective in the emerging war? (pg. 184)

  2. What factors made it difficult for the Continental Congress to create an effective army? (pg. 186)

  3. What were the most important results of the Patriot victory at Saratoga? (pg. 190)

  4. What were the keys to the Patriot victory in the south? (pg. 195)

  5. Despite being at a clear disadvantage at the start of the war, the American Patriots won. Why? (pg. 196)

  6. What aspects of the Pennsylvania constitution were most objectionable to Adams, and what did he advocate instead? (pg. 198)

  7. What impact did republican roles have on gender roles and expectations during the Revolutionary era? (pg. 199)

  8. How did the Revolutionary commitment to liberty and the protection of property affect African Americans and western Indians? (pg. 200)

  9. In what ways did the Confederation function effectively, and what were its greatest failings? (pg. 201)

  10. How did the Shays-ites draw on the Revolution for inspiration? (pg. 204)

  11. How did the Constitution, in its final form, differ from the plant hat James Madison originally proposed? (pg. 207)

Chapter 7:

  1. Why did Hamilton believe a national debt would strengthen the United States and help to ensure its survival? (pg. 217)

  2. How did Jefferson’s idea of an agrarian republic differ from the economic vision put forward by Alexander Hamilton? (pg. 219)

  3. How did events abroad during the 1790s sharpen political divisions in the United States? (pg. 222)

  4. Why did the United States go to war against western Indians so quickly after the Revolution? (pg. 226)

  5. Why were westward migration and agricultural improvement so widespread in the late eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries? (pg. 229)

  6. How was Jefferson’s agrarian vision reflected in his policies affecting western lands? (pg. 233)

  7. What do you think is the most persuasive explanation for the United States’ decision to declare war on Great Britain in 1812? (pg. 237)

  8. Why do historians think the decisions of the Marshall Court constitute a Federalist legacy? (pg. 242)

Chapter 8:

  1. How did governments, banks, and merchants expand American commerce and manufacturing between 1780 and 1820? (pg. 254)

  2. Did state mercantilism (the grant of privileges and charters) embody republican ideology or violate it? (pg. 255)

  3. What factors encouraged—and inhibited –equality and democracy in early-nineteenth-century American life? (pg. 257)

  4. How did republican ideals, new economic circumstances, and changing cultural values affect marriage practices? (pg. 259)

  5. Which form of child rearing—the rationalist or the authoritarian—was the most compatible with republican values and why? (pg. 263)

  6. Why did aristocratic republicanism develop in the South, and what were its defining features? (pg. 265)

  7. Why did the colonization movement of the 1810s fail? (pg. 267)

  8. What compromises over slavery did Congress make to settle the Missouri crisis? (pg. 269)

  9. What were the main principles of the new republican religious regime? (pg. 270)

  10. How did evangelical and African American churches differ from other Protestant denominations? (pg. 273)

  11. How was the Second Great Awakening similar to, and different from, the First Great Awakening of the 1740s? ( pg. 275)

  12. Why did Protestant Christianity and Protestant women emerge as forces for social change? (pg. 276)

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