ASSIGNMENT Rocktober 19-20 – A White House Seance

You may not be aware of this, but the White House is haunted!  A few Presidents have believed that there are spirits roaming the hallways of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue … is President Obama one of them? Read this recent article concerning a seance he hosted at the White House, and then find out what advice the ghosts of Presidents past had to give to our current Chief Diplomat. Use as many of the resources as you think you may need – but try to limit yourself to about five minutes per president!

Resources for the GHOST OF WASHINGTON

Neutrality Proclamation video / Proclamation of Neutrality from wikipedia / Foreign Policy: Neutrality including Washington’s farewell

Resources for the GHOST OF JOHN ADAMS

What was the XYZ Affair? – Ask History / The XYZ Affair video from Ignite Learning / The Presidency of John Adams – Digital History


The First Barbary War / The Embargo of 1807 – Digital History / Thomas Jefferson: Foreign Affairs—Miller Center

Resources for the GHOST OF JAMES MADISON

James Madison and the War of 1812 – History Channel / War of 1812 | Montpelier / War of 1812 – Facts & Summary – / The War of 1812 – Crash Course US History #11

Resources for the GHOST OF JAMES MONROE

Our Documents – Monroe Doctrine (1823) / Monroe Doctrine – Facts & Summary –

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