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A.P. U.S. History
Period 1: 1491-1607
Period 2: 1607-1754
Period 3 1754-1800
Period 4: 1800-1848
Period 5: 1844-1877
Period 6: 1865-1898
Period 7, Part 1 : 1890-1929
Period 7,Part 2: 1929-1945
Period 8: 1945-1980
Period 9: 1980 to Present
Themes at Turn of the 20th Century
World War I
The Jazz Age
The Great Depression
The New Deal
World War II
The Civil Rights Era
The Vietnam War Era
Nixon to Carter
The Modern Era
What is "Government?"
Origins of US Gov't
The Legislative Branch
The Executive Branch
The Judicial Branch
Intro. to Law
The Purpose, Values and Kinds of Law
American Legal System
Consumer and Housing Law
What is Culture?
The Roman Empire
Early Africa & the Americas
The Muslim World
Empires of the Americas
European Middle Ages
Buddhism and Hinduism
The Age of Exploration and Enlightenment
What is Psychology?
All About Oil
APUSH Period 3 1754-1800 Revolution and Independence
"British imperial attempts to reassert control over its colonies and the colonial reaction to these attempts produced a new American republic, along with struggles over the new nation's social, political, and economic identity."
3.1 Britain's victory over France in the imperial struggle for North America led to new conflicts among the British government, the North American colonists, and American Indians, culminating in the creation of a new nation, the United States.
I. Throughout the second half of the 18th century, various American Indian groups repeatedly evaluated and adjusted their alliances with Europeans, other tribes, and the new U.S. government.
II. During and after the imperial struggles of the mid 18th century, new pressures began to unite the British colonies against perceived and real constraints on their economic activities and political rights, sparking a colonial independence movement and war with Britain.
III. In response to domestic and international tensions, the new United States debated and formulated foreign policy initiatives and asserted an international presence.
3.2. In the late 18th century, new experiments with democratic ideas and the republican forms of government, as well as other new religious, economic , and cultural ideas, challenged traditional imperial systems across the Atlantic World.
I. During the 18th Century, new ideas about politics and society led to debates about religion and governance and ultimately inspired experiments with new governmental structures.
II. After experiencing the limitations of the Articles of Confederation, American political leaders wrote a new Constitution based on the principles of federalism and separation of powers, crafted a Bill of Rights, and continued their debates about the proper balance between liberty and order.
III. While the new governments continued to limit rights of some groups, ideas promoting self-government and personal liberty reverberated around the world.
3.3. Migration within North America, cooperative interaction, and competition for resources raised questions about boundaries and policies, intensified conflicts among peoples and nations, and led to contests over the creation of a multiethnic, multiracial national identity.
I. As migrants streamed westward from the British colonies along the Atlantic seaboard, interactions among different groups that continue under an independent United States resulted in competition for resources, shifting alliances, and cultural blending.
II. The policy of the United States that encouraged western migration and the orderly incorporation of new territories into the nation both extended republican institutions and intensified conflicts among American Indians and Europeans in the trans-Appalachian West.
III. New voices for national identity challenged tendencies to cling to regional identities, contributing to the emergence of distinctly American cultural expressions.
Paine & Jefferson.ppt
problems of equality and governance in the new nation.ppt
articles of confederation.ppt
the constiutional convention.ppt
US under Washington and Adams.ppt
Activities and Exercises:
Glider Lehrman: AP Guide to Period 3
PBS Liberty: Episode #1 Reluctant Revolutionaries
Stamp Act: Primary Source Comparison
Mr. Bryd: Enlightenment Thinkers
Khan Academy: The Enlightenment and the Declaration of Independence
Thomas Paine: Common Sense
PBS Liberty: Episode 2 Are We to Be a Nation
Virtual Guest Lectures:
The French in Colonial North America (Seven Years War) Brett Rushforth, College of William and Mary
Enlightenment Era in America: Prof. Andrew Burstein, Louisiana State Univ.
John and Abigail Adams Letters During the American Revolution, Prof. Joseph Ellis, Univ. of Mass Pt 1
John and Abigail, part 2 : Prof. Joseph Ellis Univ. of Mass.
George Washington's Presidency, Prof. Kerry Irish, George Fox, University
Constitutional Convention of 1787 Professor Jack Rakove, Stanford Univ.
Alexander Hamilton and the Early Republic Professor Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman, San Diego State Univ.
Native American History, Prof. Colin Calloway, Dartmouth College
From the Declaratory Acts to the Intolerable Acts
PBS Series, "God in America": Episode 2, "A New Eden"
Jefferson's vision of a "Separation between church and state." 0:00 to 17:00.
Constitutional Convention: Teaching American History Online Exhibit
Federalist-Antifederalist Debate: Teaching American History Online Exhibit
The Haitian Revolution
Video Review Links:
Review of Mercantilism, Navigation Laws and Salutary Neglect
Crash Course: The Seven Years Wars
Crash Course: Taxes and Smuggling:; Prelude to Revolution
Crash Course: The Revolution?
Crash Course: Articles of Confederation and the Constitution
Founding Fathers cover "To Late to Apologize"
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