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The War of 1812 in Animated and Google Maps. A More Perfect Union - Home. Lewis and Clark . Inside the Corps . To Equip an Expedition. Once he was named by President Thomas Jefferson to head the Corps of Discovery, Meriwether Lewis began preparations for the long trip ahead. Much of that preparation involved education; in the months prior to his departure, Lewis would learn astronomy, botany, navigation, medicine and biology, among other scientific disciplines. In addition, Lewis spent his time accumulating all the supplies that the expedition was going to need. He wrote list after list of provisions, which included guns, ammunition, medical supplies and scientific instruments.

While still on the East Coast, Lewis accumulated almost two tons of goods using the $2,500 Congress had allocated for the expedition. The following list is only a sampling of the supplies taken west by the Corps of Discovery, but it should give a sense of what an undertaking the expedition was. Mathematical Instruments: Camp Supplies: Presents for Indians: Clothing: 45 flannel shirts coats frocks shoes woolen pants blankets knapsacks stockings. AP US History PowerPoints. US History Overview 1: Jamestown to the Civil War | United States history overview. Teaching Modules. The following book discusses the Jeffersonian Presidency in light of the Louisiana Purchase.

The author attempts to prove the conditions for Yeomen and slaves and Jefferson's arrogance prevented compromise in respect to the Louisiana Purchase that may have prevented the US Civil War. Kennedy, Roger G. Mr. Jefferson's Lost Cause: Land, Farmers, Slavery and the Louisiana Purchase. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003. The following book, written following a deep reading of the Lewis and Clark journals, reexamines the narrative of their expedition, casting events and characters in a new light.

Slaughter, Thomas P. Taking into account the recent scholarship that confirms Jefferson's paternity of Sally Hemings' children, the following article presents a picture of the President as he was perceived by the slaves who worked his plantation. Stanton, Lucia. The following article addresses the policies toward Native Americans, spawned by the Louisiana Purchase, espoused by President Jefferson.


Colonization. Road to Revolution. The Unfinished Nation. AP Talking Points 2010. Digital History. Howard Zinn's "A People's History of the United States" The American Pageant Text. AP US History » The American Pageant Text The required text for the this course is The American Pageant 12th Edition written by David M. Kennedy, Lizabeth Cohen, and Thomas A. Bailey. Due to the large number of students enrolled in the APUSH course we have a slight shortage of textbooks available to complete one part of the summer assignment. Students have been given the option of using the physical textbook or accessing the textbook online to complete readings and assignments. Below are the links for each individual chapter. Please contact me immediately if you unable to access any of the chapters. Chapter 1 (PDF 1.21 MB)New World Beginnings Chapter 2 (PDF 658 KB)The Planting of English America Chapter 3 (PDF 600 KB)Settling the Northern Colonies Chapter 4 (PDF 932 KB)American Life in the Seventeenth Century Chapter 5 (PDF 686 KB)Colonial Society on the Eve of Revolution Chapter 6 (PDF 0.99 MB)The Duel for North America Chapter 7 (PDF 426 KB) Chapter 8 (PDF 868 KB) Chapter 9 (PDF 822 KB)

The American Pageant, 12th Edition Textbook Notes. Best Sites for Primary Documents in US History. Common Core offers an incentive for teachers to use historic documents to build literacy skills in a content area while empowering students to be the historian in the classroom. But document-based (DBQ) instruction in this context requires four key elements to be successful: The right documents. Knowing how to look at them. Letting students discover their own patterns, then asking students to describe, compare and defend what they found. Basing the task on enduring questions, the kind that students might actually want to answer. I've assigned my pre-service social studies methods class the task of designing some DBQs and I assembled a list of some of my favorite sources for finding historic documents in American History. A Democracy of Images: Photographs from the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Woman and Child ca. 1850, daguerreotype with applied color Jeremiah Gurney Fighting American Creator U.S.

Dial Comes to Town Bell Telephone. Andrew Jackson and Native American removal: When women's petitions tried to stop resettlements. The Vault is Slate's history blog. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @slatevault, and find us on Tumblr. Find out more about what this space is all about here. More than 60 women from Steubenville, Ohio, signed this 1830 petition begging Congress to reconsider Andrew Jackson’s plan to remove southern Native Americans beyond the Mississippi.

(The petition is now held in the National Archives.) In the early 19th century, the Cherokee, Creek, Chickasaw, Seminole, and Choctaw nations stood in the way of white settlement in the South, and Jackson made their removal one of the major goals of his administration. While Jackson and his allies framed the issue as one of protection, arguing that removal would reduce inevitable conflicts between white settlers and Native Americans, lawmakers in the opposition—including Henry Clay—were inclined to be sympathetic to the Native Americans’ claim on the land.

This “memorial” (another term for “petition”) was humble to the extreme. Stunning Shipwrecks From War of 1812 Invaded by Mussels. Andrew Jackson should be kicked off the $20 bill: He ordered a genocide. Image courtesy Library of Congress My public high school wasn’t the best, but we did have an amazing history teacher. Mr. L, as we called him, brought our country’s story to life. So when he taught us about the Indian Removal Act and the Trail of Tears, Andrew Jackson’s campaigns to force at least 46,000 Cherokees, Choctaws, Muscogee-Creeks, Chickasaws, and Seminoles off their ancestral lands, my classmates and I were stricken. It was unfathomable that thousands of Native American men, women, and children were forced to march West, sometimes freezing to death or starving because U.S. soldiers wouldn’t let them bring extra food or blankets. But then it was lunchtime, and we pulled out our wallets in the cafeteria. Andrew Jackson engineered a genocide. Symbols matter.

Even in historical context, our seventh president falls short. Ironically, the biggest supporter of any campaign to remove Jackson from the $20 bill might be Jackson himself. Personally, my vote goes to Harriet Tubman. Native American history: Government chart tallying civic costs to date in 1894. The Vault is Slate's history blog. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @slatevault, and find us on Tumblr. Find out more about what this space is all about here. At a time when settlers had moved into nearly all parts of the American West, and remaining Native Americans had been moved to reservations, the government took stock of the previous century of settler-Indian interactions. This chart comes from a section near the end of the report, titled “Indian Wars and their Cost, and Civil Expenditures for Indians.” The section makes for fascinating and depressing reading. The historical narrative of conflict seems dry and dispassionate, but is interspersed with praise of famous white fighters (Kit Carson, Daniel Boone) and comments on the undue ferocity of Indian opposition (“In the battle of January 17, 1873, in the Modoc war, the Modoc women moved over the battlefield and dispatched the wounded soldiers by beating out their brains”).

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