Unit 5: Growth and Expansion

Learning Goal:  Students will demonstrate and understanding of the domestic and international causes, courses and consequences of westward expansion.

     4  Students will be able to analyze the domestic and international causes, courses and consequences of westward expansion.
      3  Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the domestic and international causes, courses and consequences of westward expansion.
       2  Students will be able to describe/summarize the course and consequences of the domestic and international causes, courses and consequences of westward expansion.
       1  Students will be able to recognize/define key people, terms, and events in the domestic and international causes, courses and consequences of westward expansion.


Classroom Assignments:

Students will read Chapter 9, The Era of Jefferson, pages 306-328, and complete the homework assignments listed on the following pages of their workbook as independent practice:

  • pp. 136-137………..Jefferson Takes Office
  • pp. 139-140……….The Louisiana Purchase
  • pp. 142-143……….A Time of Conflict
  • pp. 145-146……….The War of 1812

A Changing Nation (pp. 339-369)

  1. 150-151   Building a National Identity
  2. 163-154   Dealing With Other Nations
  3. 156-157   The Age of Jackson
  4. 159-160   Indian Removal
  5. 162-163   States’ Rights and the Economy

Chapter 11, North and South Take Different Paths (pp.380-407)

  1. 170-171   The Industrial Revolution
  2. 173-174   The North Transformed
  3. 176-177   The Plantation South
  4. 179-180   The challenges of Growth

Chapter 12, An Age of Reform (pp.414-437)

  1. 184-185   Improving Society
  2. 187-188   The fight Against Slavery
  3. 190-191   A Call for Women’s Rights
  4. 193-194   American Literature and Arts

Chapter 13, Westward Expansion (pp. 442-469)

  1. 198-199   The West
  2. 201-202   Trails to the West
  3. 204-205   Conflict With Mexico
  4. 207-208   A Rush to the West

Key Terms:

laissez-faire, customs duties, judicial review, tribute, neutral rights, impressment, embargo, War Hawks, nationalism, frigate, privateer, Dolly Madison, Andrew Jackson, Tecumseh, Henry Clay, Battle of New Orleans, Marbury v. Madison, John Marshall, Thomas Jefferson, Republican, Federalist, Supreme Court, Napoleon, expedition, Zebulon Pike, War of 1812

Industrial Revolution, capitalism, capital, free enterprise, technology, cotton gin, patent, factory system, interchangeable parts, census, turnpike, canal, lock, sectionalism, internal improvements, American System, disarmament, demilitarize, court-martial

majority, plurality, mudslinging, landslide, suffrage, bureaucracy, spoils system, caucus, nominating convention, tariff, nullify, secede, veto, depression, laissez-faire, log cabin campaign, common man, Cherokee, states’ rights, King Andrew I, Nullification Crisis

mountain man, rendezvous, emigrant, Manifest Destiny, Tejano, impresario, decree, annex, rancho, ranchero, Californios, cede, forty-niners, boomtown, vigilante, Siege, Alamo, John Jacob Astor, fur trade, Conestoga wagon, missionaries, Nueces River

Additional Resources:

Animated Atlas: “Growth of a Nation” http://www.animatedatlas.com/movie2.html

Early Native Americans and US History Interactive Map: http://www.learner.org/interactives/historymap/indians.html

CNN Student News http://www.cnn.com/studentnews/

Gilder Lehman Institute of American History  https://www.gilderlehrman.org/history-by-era/american-revolution-1763-1783

Youtube Africans in America http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ak1SlHjFBbU

DVD America: The Story of Us

The American War of Independence in 9 Minutes 9:27 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2xwoFhkVTo

Monticello Website with Jefferson Biography, Timeline, Multimedia, etc:  http://www.monticello.org/jefferson/index.html

Lewis and Clark Exhibit: http://www.lewisandclarkexhibit.org/cd_index_flash.html

Discovering Lewis and Clark Interactive Website: http://www.lewis-clark.org/

War of 1812 Website: http://www.galafilm.com/1812/e/intro/index.html

Landmark Supreme Court Cases – Marbury v. Madison: http://www.streetlaw.org/en/Case.1.aspx

Central Pacific Railroad Photographic History Museum http://www.cprr.org/Museum/index.html

PBS American Experience’s “Transcontinental Railroad” http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/tcrr/

 PBS’s “New Perspectives on The West” http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/program/

University of Massachusetts Lowell, Center for Lowell History “Mill Life in Lowell 1820-1880http://library.uml.edu/clh/mo.htm

Monroe Doctrine http://www.americanpresidents.org/

Andrew Jackson http://www.americanpresidents.org/

Try Library of Congress’ collection of political broadsides. Search “Jackson” at the following URL: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/rbpehtml/

PBS site: Andrew Jackson, Good, Evil, and the Presidency: http://www.pbs.org/kcet/andrewjackson/

Primary sources from the PBS site: http://www.pbs.org/kcet/andrewjackson/edu/primaryresources.html

Jackson political cartoons: http://mrkash.com/activities/jacksoncartoons.html

“America’s Stories” from the Library of Congress: http://www.americaslibrary.gov/aa/jackson/aa_jackson_subj.html

The papers of Andrew Jackson: http://avalon.law.yale.edu/subject_menus/jackpap.asp

Short selections from a few of Jackson’s speeches: http://millercenter.org/academic/americanpresident/jackson

PBS “We Shall Remain”: Trail of Tears http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/weshallremain/beyond_broadcast/teach_and_learn

Library of Congress Primary Documents in American History “Indian Removal Act” http://www.loc.gov/

Trail of Tears National Historic Trail http://www.nps.gov/trte/planyourvisit/maps.htm

PBS’s “Freedom: A History of US” http://www.pbs.org/wnet/historyofus/index.html

PBS’s “Africans in America: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/home.html

PBS’s “New Perspective on The West” http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/program/

BYU’s “Trails of Hope: Interactive Maps” http://overlandtrails.lib.byu.edu/trailmap.php

Library of Congress “Trails to Utah and the Pacific: Diaries and Letters, 1846-1869” http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/award99/upbhtml/overhome.html

Oakland Museum of California “Gold Fever!” http://museumca.org/goldrush/fever01.html

PBS’s “Journey of the Forty-Niners” http://pbskids.org/wayback/goldrush/index.html

Library of Congress “America’s Story” http://www.americaslibrary.gov

Smithsonian Institution’s “The Price of Freedom” http://americanhistory.si.edu/militaryhistory/exhibition/flash.html

PBS’s “The U.S. – Mexican War” http://www.pbs.org/kera/usmexicanwar/index_flash.html

Library of Congress “America’s Story” http://www.americaslibrary.gov

John Brown Museum State Historic Site http://www.kshs.org/places/johnbrown/index.htm

The History Place – Child Labor http://www.historyplace.com/unitedstates/childlabor/index.html

National Park Service’s “Woman’s Rights” http://www.nps.gov/wori/index.htm

North American Slave Narratives http://docsouth.unc.edu/neh/texts.html

History of the Suffrage Movement http://www.rochester.edu/SBA   This site includes a chronology, important texts relating to women’s suffrage, and biographical information about Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

 John Brown Trial Links http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/Brown.html  For information about the trial of John Brown, this site provides a list of excellent links.

 Images of African-Americans from the Nineteenth Century http://digital.nypl.org/schomburg/images_aa19/   The New York Public Library-Schomburg Center for Research and Black Culture site contains numerous visuals.

Freedmen and Southern Society Project (University of Maryland – College Park)http://www.inform.umd.edu/ARHU/Depts/History/Freedman/home.html