US I Midterm Study Guide
Directions: Use your knowledge of the material and your class notes to complete this study
guide. This will help you prepare for the test, but only if you intend to actually study the
material more than once, and more
INSPIRING OTHER REVOLUTIONS
DO NOW: How did our success in the American Revolution affect the rest of the world?
What are some similarities between the American Revolution and
the French Revolution?
THE JEFFERSON PRESIDENCY
Do Now: Suppose that another teacher and me were having issues with each other, do
you think a duel between the two of us would be an effective way to settle our
differences? Why or why not?
Directions: With a partner
The Alien and Sedition Acts: Defining American Freedom
When John Adams succeeded George Washington as president in 1797,
the Federalist Party had controlled Congress and the rest of the national
government from the beginning of the new nation.
WASHINGTON HEADS THE NEW GOVERNMENT
Do Now: What is the challenge facing the new nation now that George Washington has
Directions: With a partner complete the questions below, starting on pg. 182
1. Why was George Washington
13 English Colonies
Do Now: John Winthrop stated in his 1630 City Upon a Hill speech: For we must Consider that we shall be as a City upon a Hill,
the eyes of all people are upon us; so that if wee shall deal falsely with our God in this work
THE AMERICAN COLONIES
DO NOW: What are some good strategies to use when working with a partner?
With a partner using the textbook (start on pg. 36) answer the following questions
Who was Hernando Cortes?
2. What was a conquistador?
3. How d
Early European Colonies in America
Do Now: If you were moving to Plainfield and transferring to Plainfield High School
what would you bring with you?
According to historian David R. Ringrose there are four components to expansion:
CONSITUTION DAY WRITING ASSIGNMENT
Directions: Today in class we discussed the Bill of Rights and how the Constitution
affects our lives today. For this writing assignment, we are going to take our discussion
to the next level. You need to wri