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American History (RA) Class Notes

Differentiated Materials for Special Education

UNIT ONE - THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE CONST CONSTITUTION

Lesson 1 - Colonialism

Lesson 2 - The Foundations of Democracy

Lesson 3 - The American Revolution Begins - More notes on the Revolution

Lesson 4 - The Declaration of Independence

Lesson 5 - The Articles of Confederation

 

UNIT TWO - THE CONSTITUTION

Lesson 6 - The Constitutional Convention

Lesson 7 - Federalism

Lesson 8 - Separation of Powers and another set of notes HERE

Lesson 9 - The Legislative Branch

Lesson 10 - Electing the President, The Electoral College

Lesson 11 - The Roles of the President

Lesson 12 - The Judicial Branch and Marbury v Madison

Lesson 13 - The Bill of Rights

Lesson 14 - Constitutional Flexibility

Lesson 15 - The Unwritten Constitution

 

UNIT THREE - THE NEW NATION

Lesson 16 - The Presidency of George Washington - Precedents are set

Lesson 17 - The Presidency of John Adams - Political Parties Form

Lesson 18 - The Presidency of Thomas Jefferson

Lesson 19 - The Presidency of James Madison - The War of 1812

Lesson 20 - The Presidency of James Monroe

Lesson 21 - The Presidency of Andrew Jackson - The Age of Jackson

Lesson 22 - The 1850's - Age of Reform

 

UNIT FOUR - THE NATION GROWS AND DIVIDES

Lesson 23 - Sectionalism

Lesson 24 - The Southern Defense of Slavery

Lesson 25 - Abolition

Lesson 26 - Why abolition was so difficult to achieve

Lesson 27 - Territorial Expansion and Manifest Destiny

Lesson 28 - Solving the problems caused by territorial expansion

Lesson 29 - The Beginning of the Civil War - Similar notes with more detail here

Lesson 30 - Why the North won the Civil War

Lesson 31 - Effects of the Civil War

 

UNIT FIVE - RECONSTRUCTION

Lesson 32 - Reconstruction Plans

Lesson 33 - Life in the South during Reconstruction

Lesson 34 - Reconstruction Amendments and the Southern Reaction

Lesson 35 - Segregation in the South

Lesson 36 - The End of Reconstruction

 

Unit Six - Industrialization

Lesson 37 -Perception of Native Americans

Lesson 38 - Policies Towards Native Americans

Lesson 39 - Foundations of Industrialization

Lesson 40 - Philosophy Behind Industrialism

Lesson 41 - Robber Barons or Captains of Industry

Lesson 42 - Monopolies and Trusts

Lesson 43 - Effect of the Industrial Revolution of Factory Workers

Lesson 44 - The Formation of Unions

Lesson 45 - Management Responds to Unions

Lesson 46 - Government Treatment of Unions

Lesson 47 - Union Methods

Lesson 48 - Farmers deal with their problems - The Populist Party

 

Unit Seven - Urbanization and Immigration

Lesson 49 - Cities and Problems Grow - Urbanization

Lesson 50 - Political Machines

Lesson 51 - Immigration

Lesson 52 - Immigration Policy

Lesson 53 - Fear of Immigrants - American Xenophobia

 

Unit Eight - Imperialism and the Progressive Era

Lesson 54 - Causes of Imperialism

Lesson 55 - Justification of Imperialism

Lesson 56 - America Expands Overseas

Lesson 57 - Foreign Policy Towards Latin America and Asia

Lesson 58 - The Muckrakers

Lesson 59 - Progressive Reforms

Lesson 60 - The Progressive Presidents (Roosevelt, Taft and Wilson)

Lesson 61 - Transporation Improves

Lesson 62 - Life in the Cities Improve

Lesson 63 - African Americans leaders during the Progressive Era

 

Unit Nine - World War I, the 1920's, The Depression and the New Deal

Lesson 64 - World War I

Lesson 65 - The Turbulent 20's

Lesson 66 - Harding and Coolidge

Lesson 67 - The 18th and 19th amendments

Lesson 68 - Causes and Effects of the Great Depression

Lesson 69 - The New Deal

Lesson 70 - Challenges to the New Deal

Lesson 71 - The End of the Depression

Unit Eleven - World War II and the Cold War

Lesson 72 - Why the US entered WWII

Lesson 73 - Why the US won WWII

Lesson 74 - Korematsu v United States

Lesson 75 - Post WWII Goals and Plans

Lesson 76 - Beginning of the Cold War

Lesson 77 -End of the Cold War

Lesson 78 - McCarthyism

Lesson 79 - JFK vs LBJ

Unit Twelve - 1970's - 1990's

Lesson 80 - Civil Rights Movement

Lesson 81 - Supreme Court Cases

Lesson 82 - Presidential Policies of the 70's, 80's and 90's


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