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Unit Two: Essay Assignment

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?

US History Unit Two: Reading Outline

Read Chapter 5 Sections 1-3: use the following questions to guide your reading.

  1. Portrait of Andrew Jackson, the seventh presid...

    Portrait of Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

    How did the (Second) Industrial Revolution in the US change both the North and South into radically different cultures? (Venn diagram recommended.)

  2. How/Why did Pres. Andrew Jackson expand democracy for whites and greatly restrict freedoms of Native Americans?
  3. What reform movements began during the early 1800’s? How successful were they and what were their beliefs/ideals?
  4. How was life for Native Americans and Slaves similar and different during the mid 1800s?

 

Key People: Andrew Jackson, John C. Calhoun, Eli Whitney, Frederick Douglas, Sojourner Truth, Horace Mann, Seneca Falls Convention, Transcendentalists

 

US History: Unit One Research

How did the modern American political landscape develop based on the the early political developments?

Which of these events shaped modern politics the most?  It is an opinion based answer but you should be able support your answer.

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