Unit Objectives:

A. American Cultural Development
B. Westward Expansion
C. Innovation and Invention
D. Sectional Development
E. Reforming Society

Key Concepts:

For the following concepts, know their definitions as well as the role they played in making history:
Chapter 7:
Second Great Awakening, Republican Virtues, Manifest Destiny, Oregon Trail, Santa Fe Trail, California Gold Rush, Great Plains, Texas War for Independence, Battle of the Alamo
Chapter 8:
Industrial Revolution, Market Revolution, Interchangeable Parts, Cotton Gin, Free Enterprise System, Industrialization, tenement, strike, labor union, sectionalism, King Cotton, Plantations, Slave Revolts, Monroe Doctrine, American System, The Election of 1824, The "Corrupt Bargain", National Republicans, Jacksonian Democrats, Patronage/Spoils System, Tariff of 1828, states' rights, secede, Indian Removal Act, Trail of Tears, Eli Whitney, Samuel Slater, Robert Fulton, John Q. Adams, John C. Calhoun, Henry Clay, Andrew Jackson
Chapter 9:
Transcendentalism, temperance movement, abstinence, utopian community, Henry David Thoreau, Horace Mann, Dorothea Dix, Abolition, emancipation, Underground Railroad, gag rule, Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Harriet Tubman, Seneca Falls Convention, suffrage, Catherine Beecher, Sojourner Truth, naturalize, discrimination, Irish Potato Famine

Class Notes:

Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
See Handout Packets
08-1 Inventions and Innovations.ppt
08-2 Northern Economy.ppt
08-3 The Southern Section.ppt
08-4 The Growth of Nationalism.ppt
09-2 The Antislavery Movement.ppt

Unit Review:

Helpful Links:

Johnny Cash sings about the Battle of the Alamo while scenes from "The Alamo" play.

Louis Armstrong's rendition of a Negro Spiritual from the early 19th century.

A student-made project about the Adams-Onis Treaty.

Fun Stuff: