Manifest Destiny Map Assignment Middle Ages


                  New Republic Unit - Washington

Unit Guide

Washington's Presidency - homework assignment

Washington's Presidency Notes Slides

Chapter 9 People - homework assignment

Hamilton's Financial Plan and Whiskey Rebellion Notes Slides

Washington's Farewell Address In-Class Activity - Washington As President - Review: Clip

Adams' Presidency - homework assignment

Political Parties Notes Page - filled in during class

Political Parties Activity

Presidency of John Adams Notes Slides

Unit Concept Review for the Unit Test



    New Republic Unit - Jefferson Era

Unit Guide

Ch. 10 Sec. 1  Ch. 10 Sec. 2  Ch. 10 Sec. 3  Ch. 10 Sec. 4

Jefferson's Presidency - homework assignment

Jeffersonian America & Judicial Review Notes Slides

Marbury v. Madison Supreme Court Case Study

Marbury v. Madison Analysis Questions

Louisiana Purchase Map - homework assignment

Reading Like a Historian Documents - Louisiana Purchase

Chapter 10 People - homework assignment

Causes of the War - key for the in-class assignment - Review Clip-Jefferson's Presidency

War of 1812 - homework assignment

Events of the War of 1812 Gallery Walk Instructions

Review of Causes and Effects of War of 1812

Chronology Review of Events - can be used as a review for the test - Videos 1-4 cover this unit



                        National and Regional Growth Unit

Unit Guide

Ch. 11 Sec. 1   Ch. 11 Sec. 2   Ch. 11 Sec. 3

Industrial Revolution Comes to America - homework assignment

Free Enterprise and the Industrial Revolution Notes Slides

Urbanization DBQ - Instructions and set-up

Urbanization DBQ Assertion and Documents

Chapter 11 People - homework assignment

Industrialization OPTIC

Plantations and Slavery Spread Notes Slides

Slavery and Nationalism - homework assignment

Supreme Court Cases Analysis Chart - used with the cases below

McCulloch v. Maryland Case Study Analysis

Gibbons v. Ogden Case Study Analysis

Nationalism, Era of Good Feelings and the Monroe Doctrine Notes Slides



                              Jacksonian Democracy and Expansion

Jacksonian Democracy Unit Guide

Ch. 12 Sec. 1   Ch. 12 Sec. 2   Ch. 12 Sec. 3   Ch. 12 Sec. 4

Jackson and Indian Removal - homework assignment

The Age of Jackson Notes Slides

Reading Like a Historian Indian Removal PPT

Reading Like a Historian Indian Removal Documents

Nullification Crisis - homework assignment

Nullification and the Great Three Notes Slides

War on the Bank and Panic - homework assignment

Nullification Flow Chart

Bank War Cartoons

JACKSON MIND MAP - filled out version I did with a student a couple of years ago


Manifest Destiny

Unit Guide

Expansion Packet - both homework assignments (all 4 sections of chapter 13)

Westward Trails and Texas Review Notes Slides - excellent website with an interactive map of territorial expansion from the U.S. in 1783 to the Gadsden Purchase in 1853.

U.S. Land Acquisition Map - homework assignment

Chapter 14 People - homework assignment

Manifest Destiny & Mexican War Notes Slides - not done in class but a decent aide, none the less - we did an analysis of the 4 documents for this DBQ in-class and then wrote a quickwrite answers the question

Manifest Destiny OPTIC and Quickwrite


Jackson and Manifest Destiny Bubble Review Map 




                                Cultural Reform in America

Unit Guide

Ch. 14 Sec. 1  Ch. 14 Sec. 2  Ch. 14 Sec. 3  Ch. 14 Sec. 4

Immigration and Literacy in America - homework assignment

Push and Pull Factors of Immigration - Notes slides

Chapter 15 People - homework assignment

Irish Immigration (Reading Like a Historian) - completed analysis in-class and then a Quickwrite before the discussion

Art, Literature, and Reform in America - homework assignment

Emergence of American Culture - documents to be read before class on Monday

Emergence of American Culture Guided Questions - go with the documents above 

Emergence of American Culture PPT Slides - goes with the questions

Emerson, Thoreau, and Transcendentalism Notes Slides - not done in-class, gives more depth to the content

Reading Like a Historian: Women's Suffrage PPT - used in class with an analysis of the Declaration of Sentiments

Reshaping America DBQ Documents - pages 2-5 used in the class activity, after reading answer the question: why would this document cause someone to join that reform movement?

Reform Movements Notes Slides - not done in class yet still a good resource

Cultural Reform Concept/Mind Map Test Review Starter


                                            Causes of the Civil War

Unit Guide

LINKS ARE NOT WORKING FOR SOME REASON...Click on the link below to access the textbook

Ch. 15 Sec. 1   Ch. 15 Sec. 2 (this has the maps for the book)  Ch. 15 Sec. 3   Ch. 15 Sec. 4

Ch. 11 Sec 3 - use to complete the Missouri Compromise page in the Territories Book 

Calhoun Compromise of 1850 Senate Speech - includes reading guide

Webster March 7th Compromise of 1850 Senate Speech - includes reading guide

Compromise of 1850 Reading Graphic Organizer

Chapter 16 People - homework assignment

A Nation Divided Notes

Slavery in the Territories Booklet Instructions

Maps for Slavery in the Territories Booklet

Reading Like a Historian - John Brown Plan & Documents

John Brown RLAH Power Point

Unification or Secession Notes Slides


Causes of War Concept Review Map

Causes of Civil War Flowchart


                                                   Civil War and Reconstruction Unit

Civil War and Reconstruction Unit Guide

Chapter 16: Section 1   Section 2   Section 3

Chapter 17: Section 1   Section 2   Section 3   Section 4 - excellent resource for animated battle maps, 360 panoramic battle scenes, and other battle resources 

The War Begins - homework assignment
Lincoln and Davis Inaugural Address Chart

Jefferson Davis Inaugural Address document

The War Grows, then Comes to Resolution - homework assignment

Emancipation Documents - From the in-class analysis, includes the Proclamation and Douglass' excerpt

Battles Notes Slides - day 2: Vicksburg and Gettysburg

Battles Notes Slides (last set) - not done in-class, includes Atlanta, Petersburg, March to the Sea and the Appomattox Courthouse surrender

Gettysburg Address Notes Slides - includes the text of the speech

Cost of War - guided reading page with chapter 17 section 4, not a homework assignment

Aftermath of the War Notes Slides - not done in-class, includes assassination and 13th Amendment

Lincoln's Second Inaugural Notes Slides

Lincoln's 2nd Inaugural Address - transcript of the speech, APPARTS analysis done in-class - Crash Course U.S. History about the battles of the Civil War


Chapter 18: Section 1   Section 2   Section 3

Chapter 19: Section 1

Reconstruction - guided reading enrichment pages with chapters 18 and 19, not a homework assignment

Reading Like a Historian: Radical Reconstruction Documents - includes the Guided Questions

Reading Like a Historian: Reconstruction SAC Documents & Questions - to be completed by Wednesday - Crash Course U.S. History Reconstruction



GO TO THE STAAR Review Materials tab for the Jackson DBQ documents


In-Class Activity During and After the Movie


                                           Thinking Like a Historian Unit

Unit Introduction - List of topics and objectives

Sharecropping Contract

Sharecropping Guided Reading Questions

Sharecropping Activity PPT Slides

Abraham Lincoln Structured Academic Controversy (SAC) Documents - includes the 7 Guided Questions that go with the 4 documents to be read and completed before class

Snapshot Autobiography Student Instructions - Adobe pdf version

Snapshot Autobiography Student Instructions - Microsoft Word version (can be typed on and edited)

Mapping the New World Lesson Plan and Questions

Mapping the New World Maps

Pocahontas Documents and Questions

Pocahontas Timeline

Salem Witch Crisis Documents and Graphic Organizer

The Crucible - Asking Questions & Making Inferences - includes a slide with the important people in Salem during the Witch Crisis of 1692

Fact vs. Fiction Research Activity - Word doc...once on the assignment then follow the instructions; to access the websites you may have to copy and paste into the URL field

The Crucible: Fact vs. Fiction Research Activity - pdf version...URL links will not work on iPads for some odd reason

Slavery in the Constitution - documents, questions, and graphic organizer

Lewis and Clark SAC Docs & Questions - must be read & completed prior to class: Word Doc version (can be edited)...Adobe pdf version



Instructions and Rubric

Google Drive Login Instructions - be sure to include after your ID#...create 2 documents titled "Research" and "Works Cited"

Storyboard Template

Pop-Up Instructions - if your product is a pop-up storybook then this could give you some guidance on how to create the pop-ups in your booklet. More types may be available if searched for online.

29. Manifest Destiny

Library of Congress

In the 1850s trains were leaving Washington for the West twice daily.

Expansion westward seemed perfectly natural to many Americans in the mid-nineteenth century. Like the Massachusetts Puritans who hoped to build a "city upon a hill, "courageous pioneers believed that America had a divine obligation to stretch the boundaries of their noble republic to the Pacific Ocean. Independence had been won in the Revolution and reaffirmed in the War of 1812. The spirit of nationalism that swept the nation in the next two decades demanded more territory. The "every man is equal" mentality of the Jacksonian Era fueled this optimism. Now, with territory up to the Mississippi River claimed and settled and the Louisiana Purchase explored, Americans headed west in droves. Newspaper editor John O'Sullivan coined the term "manifest destiny" in 1845 to describe the essence of this mindset.

A symbol of Manifest Destiny, the figure "Columbia" moves across the land in advance of settlers, replacing darkness with light and ignorance with civilization.

The religious fervor spawned by the Second Great Awakening created another incentive for the drive west. Indeed, many settlers believed that God himself blessed the growth of the American nation. The Native Americans were considered heathens. By Christianizing the tribes, American missionaries believed they could save souls and they became among the first to cross the Mississippi River.

Economic motives were paramount for others. The fur trade had been dominated by European trading companies since colonial times. German immigrant John Jacob Astor was one of the first American entrepreneurs to challenge the Europeans. He became a millionaire in the process. The desire for more land brought aspiring homesteaders to the frontier. When gold was discovered in California in 1848, the number of migrants increased even more.

At the heart of manifest destiny was the pervasive belief in American cultural and racial superiority. Native Americans had long been perceived as inferior, and efforts to "civilize" them had been widespread since the days of John Smith and Miles Standish. The Hispanics who ruled Texas and the lucrative ports of California were also seen as "backward."

In 1840, the entire southwestern corner of the United States was controlled by foreign powers (shown in orange), and the territorial dispute over the Oregon Territory (light green) had not been settled. By 1850 the U.S. had control of lands from the Atlantic to the Pacific, covering almost all of today's continental United States.

Expanding the boundaries of the United States was in many ways a cultural war as well. The desire of southerners to find more lands suitable for cotton cultivation would eventually spread slavery to these regions. North of the Mason-Dixon line, many citizens were deeply concerned about adding any more slave states. Manifest destiny touched on issues of religion, money, race, patriotism, and morality. These clashed in the 1840s as a truly great drama of regional conflict began to unfold.

Prairie Schooner
Americans began exploring Oregon Country in the early 1800s, and the Overlanders began arriving in the 1840s. Read their stories on this website, loaded with images and fascinating detail.

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The most famous '49er of all did not make his fortune by finding gold, rather he sold pants — his name was Levi-Strauss.

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