Students will analyze how history is a series of connected events shaped by multiple cause and effect relationships, tying past to present.
I can describe the economic changes that took place in the United States from 1790 to 1860, & I can analyze their effects on the nation.
Critical Vocabulary: “Black Forties,” Political Machines, “Tammany Hall,” “Know-Nothing” Party, Samuel Slater, Eli Whitney, Charles Goodyear, Samuel Morse, Elias Howe, Lowell Mills, Commonwealth v. Hunt, Preemption Act of 1830, Homestead Act, John Deere, Cyrus McCormick, “National Road,” Robert Fulton, Governor DeWitt Clinton, Erie Canal, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, Clipper Ship, Pony Express
Homework: The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, The Market Revolution
Tentative Test Date: October 27
History, although sometimes made up of the few acts of the great, is more often shaped by the many acts of the small.
May 4: No School