US 1 2014 Fall Secs 10-11

Complete Syllabus Located in Learning Management System

Required Text

James L. Roark, et al, Understanding The American Promise: A Brief History of the United States to 1877, Vol. 1, 2nd Edition (Boston: Bedford Books, 2014) ISBN: 9781457639807

Alternate Text

James L. Roark, et al, Understanding The American Promise: A Brief History of the United States to 1877, Vol. 1, 1st Edition (Boston: Bedford Books, 2011) ISBN: 9781457608476. Available on 2-hour Reserve in Library.

Reading Assignments

Promise = Roark, et al, Understanding the American Promise 2e

All other assignments can be found on the Web by clicking the button next to the document name.

All readings should be completed before class

August 19
Course Introduction
Syllabus

August 21
Columbian Exchange

Promise 2-27
Complete your document choice in Groups tab

August 26
Invasion of Americas & Research

Promise 28-53
Pre-Course Assessment Due
Syllabus Quiz Due

August 28
The Chesapeake Colonies

Promise 54-71

Document 1: Indentured Servant writes home.
Document 2: Bacon’s Rebellion

September 2
The Southern Colonies

Promise 72-81, 123-129

Document 1: Middle Passage

Document 2: Stono Rebellion
Read both pages on Stono Rebellion

September 4
Puritans in the Wilderness

Promise 82-94
Quiz 2 Due

Document 1: Model of Christian Charity
Skim everything up to the last 2 FULL paragraphs, then read them fully plus the little poem that follows them.

Document 2: Anne Hutchinson Trial
Skim the early parts and then read closely the parts at the end starting with the question asked by Mr. Nowel [Assistant to the Court]

September 9
Decline of New England

Promise 95-97, 102-109

Document 1: Half-Way Covenant

Document 2: King Phillip’s War
Will launch an Adobe Acrobat File.

September 11
Middle Colonies & Becoming American

Promise 98-101, 110-122, 130-137
Quiz 3 Due

Document 1: William Penn’s Charter of Privileges

Document 2: Great Awakening
Read the section entitled “THE EMERGENCE OF AMERICAN EVANGELICALISM.” Stop reading at “Fundraising for Princeton”

September 16
Constitutions of the British Empire

Promise 140-149

Document 1: Albany Plan of Union

September 18
Declaring Independence

Promise 150-171
Quiz 4 Due

Handout: Time Line of the events leading to the American Revolution

Document 1: Stamp Act Congress
Skim this document

Document 2: Boston Massacre Propaganda
Read this page, then click on the first image to enlarge it.

September 23
Revolutionary War

Promise 172-183, 190-200

September 25
Social Revolution

Promise 184-189, 201-203
Quiz 5 Due

Document 1: Loyalists

Document 2: British View of American Women in Revolution

September 30
Confederation & Constitution

Promise 204-233

Handout: Constitution Time Line

Document 1: Northwest Ordinance
How is this a strength of the Articles of Confederation?

Document 2: Federalist No. 10
What is the main point of this political tract?

October 2
Test 1

October 7
The Federalists: Washington & Adams

Promise 234-259

Document 1: The Sedition Act

Document 2: Virginia Resolves

October 9
Jefferson through War of 1812

Promise 260-279
Quiz 6 Due

Document 1: Marbury v Madison

Document 2: Hartford Convention

October 14
Sectionalism, & Nullification

Promise 284-293, 303-306, 310-312
Source Evaluation Paper Due

Document 1: Missouri Compromise

Document 2: SC Ordinance of Nullification

October 16
The Market & Transportation Revolutions

Promise 294-298, 326-335
Quiz 7 Due

Document 1: History of the Erie Canal

Document 2: Georgraphic View of Erie Canal
Zoom in to all the small pictures

October 21
Industrial Revolutions

Promise 299-302, 320-325

Document 1: Waltham-Lowell System

Document 2: Lowell Mill Girls

October 23
Perfectionism

Promise 293-296, 313-315, 339
Quiz 8 Due

Document 1: Utopian Communities

October 28
Reform Movements

Promise 316-318, 350-354

Document 1: Women’s Rights

October 30
Race & Slavery

Promise 358-367, 384-386
Quiz 9 Due

Document 1: Northern Economic Support of Slavery

Document 2: Confessions of Nat Turner
Read the introduction thoroughly and then skim the rest of this document

November 4
Slavery & Southern Society

Promise 368-383, 387-390

Document 1: Material Conditions of Slaves
Read first 4 paragraphs of Chapter V

Document 2: Cruelty of Slavery
Read pp 22-24 Narrative of Sarah Grimke

November 6
Manifest Destiny

Promise 307-310, 336-339
Quiz 10 Due

Document 1: Indian Removal

Document 2: Cherokee Protest

November 11
Mexican War

Promise 339-349, 355-357

Document 1: Texas Republic’s Treaty of Velasco

Document 2: Wilmot Proviso, 1846

November 13
Failure of Compromise
Promise 390-414
Online Assignment. No PHYSICAL Class Today!!

Lecture 1: Compromise of 1850

Lecture 2: Bleeding Kansas & John Brown

Document 1: Fugitive Slave Act of 1850

Document 2: John Brown
Browse all the images of this site

November 18
Secession

Promise 414-430
Quiz 11 Due

Document 1: 1860 Presidential Campaign Poster

Document 2: Mississippi’s Secession Declaration

November 20
Civil War

Promise 431-437, 442-455

Document 1: Photo of Confederate Dead gathered for burial after Battle of Antietam

Document 2: Emancipation Proclamation

November 25
Emancipation & Reconstruction

Promise 438-441, 456-472

Document 1: Black Codes

Document 2: Northern Political Cartoon on Black Rights

Thanksgiving Break
November 26-30

December 2
Redemption

Promise 472-485
Quiz 12 Due

Document 1: Klu Klux Klan Terrorism

December 4
Test 2


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