Finish your response to one of the following questions
from yesterday then turn it in up front and get ready to
take a few notes
What is your plan to ensure you keep a critical eye
this semester as we learn about American History?
Mr. Richardson, MAT
THE INCA FAMOUSLY BUILT THE
LOST CITY MACHU PICHU
Upon Pizarros return, there was a Civil War
New territories rebelling and smallpox from the North
Learning Objectives by Theme:
This theme focuses on the formation of both American national identity and group identities in U.S.
history. Students should be able to explain how various identities, cultures, and values have been preserved
APUSH Historical Thinking Skills
Why did stuff happen?
What was the impact? - Distinguishing between long-term and short-term impacts
Patterns of continuity and Change over Time
What stayed the same, what changed, why did it change
The Strange Case of Silas Deane
As students read the article, they should answer the following questions:
1. Explain why the authors believe that the view that history is what happened in the past is,
in their words, a profoundly misl
Hernando de Soto, now remembered by most Americans, if at all, as a Chrysler model, slaughtered between 2,500 and 3,000 Indians hiding in the settlement of Mavila - rivalling even the legendarily bloody civil war battle at Antietam for the dubious honour
The Strange Case of Silas Deane
As students read the article, they should answer the following
1. Explain why the authors believe that the view that history is what
happened in the past is, in their words, a profoundly misleading
29 August 2015
Becoming a Naturalized American Citizen
Its the moment youve been saving up for for years. Youre finally going to America.
But, in order to be an American citizen, you must go through a naturalizatio
Chapter 19 Notes
Stowe and Helper: Literary Incendiaries
Harriet Beecher Stowe published Uncle Tom's Cabin in 1852 to show the North the
horrors of slavery. It helped start the Civil War and for the North to win it.
Hinton R. Helper was a non-aristocrat
Chapter 15 Notes
Thomas Paine promoted the doctrines of Deism. Deists relied on science and denied the
divinity of Christ. They believed in a Supreme Being who had created a universe.
Unitarianism was derived from Deism. Unitarians bel
Chapter 14 Notes
The Westward Movement
Pioneers were poor and stricken with disease and loneliness. Half of the Americans were
under the age of 30.
Shaping the Western Landscape
Fur trapping was a large industry in the Rocky Mountain area. Each summer,
Chapter 23 Notes
The "Bloody Shirt" Elects Grant
The Republicans nominated General Grant for the presidency in 1868. The Republican
Party supported the continued Reconstruction of the South while Grant was just there.
The Democrats nominated Horatio Sey
Chapter 16 Notes
"Cotton is King!"
In the 1850s, Britain's most important manufactured item was cotton cloth.
Northern shippers had gotten big profits from the trade.
Britain imported 75% of its raw cotton from the South which had an influence in Brita
Chapter 20 Notes
The Menace of Secession
President Abraham Lincoln declared that secession was unreasonable because the North
and South were not geographically divided. He also said that new controversies would
arise such as the national debt, federal te
Chapter 18 Notes
The Popular Sovereignty Panacea
Popular Sovereignty was the idea that the people of a territory should determine their
territory's status of slavery.
At the Democratic National Convention at Baltimore, the Democrats chose General
Chapter 22 Notes
The Problems of Peace
All rebel leaders were pardoned by President Johnson in 1868. After the war, Southern
people thought their view of secession was right.
Freedmen Define Freedom
Emancipation took effect unevenly in different parts o
Chapter 13 Notes
The "Corrupt Bargain" of 1824
There were 4 main Republican candidates in the election of 1824: Andrew Jackson, John
Quincy Adams, William Crawford, and Henry Clay.
No candidate won the majority of the electoral votes so the House of Rep
Chapter 21 Notes
Bull Run Ends the "Ninety-Day War"
President Abraham Lincoln attacked a small Confederate force at Bull Run. If they won,
the victory might lead to the capture of Richmond.
On July 21, 1861, the Union and Confederate forces met. The Con
Chapter 12 Notes
On to Canada over Land and Lakes
The Americans tried to invade Canada from Detroit, Niagara, and Lake Champlain. It
was also poorly planned. The Americans then attacked by sea and were more successful.
Oliver Hazard Perry captured a Bri
Chapter 8: We take nothing by Conquest, Thank God
Zinn was trying to explain that the war was caused by Manifest Destiny, idea based of
It is argues that the elites are the only ones benefited from war while the middle
Main Argument: The Great Society had changed the American lives especially the lowincome families; programs for kids and elders had changed the way they lived. Voting
right also helped the African Americans.
Evidence: When Lyndon Johnson took office,
Chapter 15: Self-Help in Hard Times
The end of World War I brought prosperity to the United States.
The mixture of big business and government was increasingly looking to expand
American power overseas.
There was still dissatisfaction at h
Philippine War Documents
Soon we had orders to
advance, and we.
started across the creek
in mud and waters up to
Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God
" .if God should let you go, you would immediately sink and swiftly descend and
plunge into the bottomless gulf, and all your righteousness, would have no more
influence to uphold you and keep you out of hell, than
Look How Far We've Come: How American Indian History Changed the Study of American
History in the 1990s
The impact of American Indian history on the study of American history in the 1900s.
Historiography courses, which examine
Based on these documents, was JFK a strong supporter of Civil Rights? Why or why not?
In the first document, JFKs views on the ending segregation seemed quite clear. He talks about
creating a place where everyone of all races can live together and succeed
Indian Removal Webquest
The Indian Tribes had inhabited the area in the south that the United States wanted to
expand to. Many white Americans considered these tribes as an obstacle in the way to
These Indian groups we