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THE EDGE OF THE PRECIPICE – Reading / watching for Thursday/Friday

The United States was teetering on “the edge of the precipice” in 1850, dangerously close to the division of the country and an uncertain future, less than 100 years after independence.  The country didn’t fall right away … but what … Continue reading

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Learning Experience November 7/12 – Abolition

How did the movement to end slavery begin?  What were some of the ideas and methods of the major abolitionists?  What was the impact of the abolition movement? All good questions, right?   To get an overview of the abolition movement … Continue reading

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RESISTANCE – In class November 7/12

“Slaves ‘naturally’ resisted their enslavement because slavery was fundamentally unnatural.” Franklin W. Wright NOTE – Please view and read with maturity and respect, as there are mature ideas and derogatory terms in the primary materials of the time. How did enslaved persons … Continue reading

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November 5-6 – VISUAL ANALYSIS

Use the techniques we discussed and modeled in class to examine the additional visuals concerning the growth of slavery in the US during the antebellum era.  The necessary visuals are in the presentation below (maximize for the best use) and … Continue reading

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The Growing Nation – WHY DOES IT MATTER?

After checking out Thinking Like a Historian – The Growing Nation and watching some of the super cool videos available about the early 1800s, it’s time to respond to the million dollar question – WHY DOES IT MATTER? You can … Continue reading

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THE GROWING NATION

1800-1850 – The young United States grows in myriad ways, making it to the middle of the 19th century as a dominant political, economic, and cultural force in North America.  How did it grow?  Use Thinking Like a Historian – … Continue reading

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Learning Experience Rocktober 23/24 – Spend 20 minutes with the first political parties

George Washington warned about the “the baneful effects of the spirit of party.”Alexander Hamilton felt that parties were evil and ought to be suppressed.  Thomas Jefferson once said, “If I could not go to heaven but with a party, I … Continue reading

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BAR EXAM ONLINE REVIEW – Wednesday Rocktober 17

I will be live shortly after the Brewers game ends – hopefully around 8:00.  You can click on this link to get to the stream, or is hopefully works in the video below. Use the chat function in YouTube to … Continue reading

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Learning Experience Rocktober 10/11 – Amendments 2-10 (and some 14)

Hopefully you are still curious about how the First Amendment and the courts both protect and limit your rights … and you want more!  Tonight, dive into the remaining parts of the Bill of Rights by using the video below … Continue reading

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Learning Experience Rocktober 8-9 – KNOW YOUR RIGHTS (and how they are limited)

Religion, speech, press, assembly, petition – the Five Freedoms of the First Amendment. Are you read to learn about them?  I hope so … You have two handouts to use for next class – The Bill of Rights Intro  and The Bill … Continue reading

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