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8th Grade History- Year in Review
Primary and secondary sources are used to examine events from multiple perspectives and to present and defend a position.
We can use Volk's sketch art to understand the feelings about Emancipation Proclamation at the time.
We can read Frederick Douglass's writings to understand how enslaved persons were treated and lived.
HIstorical Thinking Strand 5 C’s
When we study the story of Alphonse the Camel- What Historical Thinking 5 C are we using?
The practice of race-based slavery led to the forced migration of Africans to the American colonies and contributed to colonial economic development.
What was traded in the Columbian Exchange?
What was traded in the Triangular Trade?
Key events and significant figures in American history influenced the course and outcome of the American Revolution
What reasons did the colonists revolt against Great Britain in the American Revolution?
Who was the General that lead the colonies through the Revolutionary War?
- George Washington
- King George II
- Thomas Jefferson
Problems arising under the Articles of Confederation led to debate over the adoption of the U.S. Constitution
What were the problems with the AOC?
- Each state only got one vote regardless of size/population
- States didn't have to pay taxes to support the military.
- Federal government was too weak
Actions of early presidential administrations established a strong federal government, provided peaceful transitions of power and repelled a foreign invasion.
What was George Washington's stance on other countries involvement in US affairs? (p. 256)
What was the Monroe Doctrine? (p. 304)
Westward expansion contributed to economic and industrial development, debates over sectional issues, war with Mexico and the displacement of American Indians.
What was Manifest Destiny?
How did Manifest Destiny help the Americans to feel good about Move Westward?
Disputes over the nature of federalism, complicated by economic developments in the United States, resulted in sectional issues, including slavery, which led to the American Civil War.
What is Sectionalism?
- Loyalty to ones region of the United States over the Nation.
- Feeling Patriotic to your country
What did the North and South fight over?
- Their economies being different
- Different values and cultures
Key events and significant figures in American history influenced the course and outcome of the Civil War.
Name 3 people important in Civil War time.
Name 3 events important to the Civil War
The U.S. Constitution established a federal republic, providing a framework for a national government with elected representatives, separation of powers, and checks and balances
Name the 3 branches of Government
How do the 3 Branches of Government keep each other from getting too much Power?
What did Anti-Federalist want added to the Constitution to ensure individual rights?
The Reconstruction period resulted in changes to the U.S. Constitution, an affirmation of federal authority and lingering social and political differences.
What amendments were made to the Constitution during the Reconstruction Era?