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Recap of class activities from the week.
For years, Confederate memorabilia has fallen into and out of popularity, and Native American based mascots and sports teams have been chosen for re-development. Of course it is a combination of reasons: sectional racism, political correctness, popular heritage, cultural shifts, familial patriotism, alumni pride.
Find three different memorials or sports teams (not necessarily Confederate or Native American) that are currently being discussed for demolition or removal.
- Explain the history of monument.
- Why is it being challenged?
- What are possible alternatives to destruction?
Read Chapter 5 Sections 1-3: use the following questions to guide your reading.
How did the (Second) Industrial Revolution in the US change both the North and South into radically different cultures? (Venn diagram recommended.)
- How/Why did Pres. Andrew Jackson expand democracy for whites and greatly restrict freedoms of Native Americans?
- What reform movements began during the early 1800’s? How successful were they and what were their beliefs/ideals?
- How was life for Native Americans and Slaves similar and different during the mid 1800s?
How did the modern American political landscape develop based on the the early political developments?
- Madisonian Politics – balance of powers and branches in the government
- Federalist Papers – Newspaper letters based on supporting the Constitution and the new Federal government
- The First Party System (1792-1827) – Creation of Federalist, Anti-Federalist, Democratic-Republican Parties
- Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr Rivalry and Duel – Political leaders disagreed about the scope and growth of federal government
- Burr Conspiracy – Idea that the western regions should separate and form an independent country.
Which of these events shaped modern politics the most? It is an opinion based answer but you should be able support your answer.