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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 5 1844-1877 Manifest Destiny, Civil War and Reconstruction
"As the nation expanded and its population grew, regional tensions, especially over slavery, led to a civil war - the course and aftermath of which transformed American society."
5.1 The United States became more connected with the world as it pursued an expansionist foreign policy in the Western Hemisphere and emerged as the destination for many migrants from other countries.
I. Enthusiasm for U.S. territorial expansion, fueled by economic and national security interest and supported by claims of racial and cultural superiority, resulted in war, opening new markets, acquisition of of new territory, and increased ideological conflicts.
II. Westward expansion, migration to and within the United States, and the end of slavery reshaped North American boundaries and caused conflicts over American cultural identities, citizenship, and the question of extending and protecting rights for various groups of U.S. inhabitants.
5.2. Intensified by expansion and deepening regional divisions, debates over slavery and other economic, cultural, and political issues led the nation into civil war.
I. The institution of slavery and its attendant ideological debates, along with regional economic and demographic changes, territorial expansion in the 1840's and 1850's, and cultural differences between the North and the South, all intensified sectionalism.
II. Repeated attempts at political compromise failed to calm tensions over slavery and often made sectional tensions worse, breaking down trust between sectional leaders and culminating in the bitter election of 1860, followed by the secession of the southern states.
5.3. The Union victory in the Civil War and the contested Reconstruction of the South settled the issues of slavery and secession, but left unresolved many questions about the power of the federal government and citizenship rights.
I. The North's great manpower and industrial resources, its leadership, and the decision for emancipation eventually led to the union victory over the Confederacy in the devastating Civil War.
II. The Civil War and Reconstruction altered power relationships between the states and the federal government and among the executive, legislative and judicial branches, ending slavery and the notion of a divisible union but leaving unresolved questions of relative power and largely unchanged social and economic patterns.
III. The constitutional changes of the Reconstruction period embodied a Northern idea of American identity and national purpose and led to conflicts over new definitions of citizenship, particularly regarding the rights of African Americans, women, and other minorities.
Manifest Destiny Maine and Oregon.ppt
Manifest Destiny Texas and The Mexican American War.ppt
Chapter 18 Complete.ppt
Chapter 19 Complete.ppt
CivilWar in pictures.ppt
Chapter 21 Complete.ppt
Activities and Exercises:
Newseum: Comparing Union and Confederacy Front Page News
PBS Series, "God in America": Episode 3, "A Nation Reborn"
American Experience: The Abolitionists
PBS US- Mexican War
Website for PBS U.S.-Mexican War
What are Free Soilers?
ey Historical Debate over Manifest Destiny Treaties
Kansas -Nebraska Act
Sumner v Brooks
Commodore Perry "Opens " Relations with Japan
Election of 1860
Prof. David Blight: Election of 1860 and Southern Secession
Statistical Results of the 1860 Election
Innovations of the Civil War
American Experience: Death and the Civil War
Battle of Gettysburg
Ken Burns: The Civil War
American Experience: Reconstruction: The Second Civil War
Professor David Blight: Why did the South Secede?
Video Review Links:
Compromise of 1850: Shake it Off
Crash Course: War and Expansion 1848-1860
Crash Course: The Election of 1860 & the Road to Disunion:
Crash Course: Battles of the Civil War:
Crash Course: Civil War Part 1
Crash Course: Civil War Part 2
Crash Course: Reconstruction and 1876
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