Pair and share:
Today, we launch our third unit, which will explore on social, economic, and cultural history of early and mid nineteenth-century America. This unit will be anchored by a week-long Cemetery Project, and therefore we will be linking much of the content to local history here in Salisbury.
As we watch this short (25-minute) documentary film, consider:
Together, we have examined a range of primary and secondary sources related to how the new Constitution actually functioned in the early Republic (Marbury v. Madison and the nullification crisis). We also discussed multiple dimensions of the “democratic” visions presented by Presidents Jefferson and Jackson – including who was partially or fully excluded from those visions. Most recently, we have turned our focus more closely to the question of Indian removal, considering the competing views of President Jackson and the Cherokees.
For our unit assessment, we will join many of these threads as we discuss a key question from the perspective of September 1832 (this is after the Worcester v. Georgia decision and before the 1832 presidential election):
Homework for day 2:
Detailed discussion procedure:
Please reference this Google Doc for role assignments.
Cherokee perspectives on Indian removal
Possible questions for discussion
Word association review
Jackson on Indian removal
Further questions for discussion
Closer look at the Nullification Crisis
Group A: South Carolina Exposition and Protest (1828)
Group B: Excerpt from Daniel Webster’s Second Reply to Hayne (January 26-27, 1830)
Group C: Excerpt from Andrew Jackson’s Nullification Proclamation (1832)
At the beginning of next class, we will conduct a fishbowl in which one member of each group will report on the document and the rest of us will listen and then respond to the questions below:
Questions to fishbowl audience:
New Jersey v. T.L.O.
Justice Thomas on judicial review
Marbury v. Madison
Justice Ginsburg on the impact of Marbury v. Madison
Pair and share
Early Republic Scavenger Hunt
Thinking like a historian
Constitution essay due.
Introduction to unit 2
Primary source-based reading
(1) Crèvecoeur, “What, then, Is the American?”
(2) Citizenship in the new republic
Only students who have completed the full text of their essay and included appropriate citations may proceed to this level. Students who need additional time may continue drafting in the library.