A reading assignment about US expansion and the War of 1812, focusing on the first part of the War of 1812. Be sure to check out my article "Claiming Victory From Defeat" about the results of the war. A great way to introduce the subject. The reading comes from a really great website, ushistory.org, under their free textbook tab. The information presented is theirs, I made up the questions. This can be done as a web quest assignment using the site. Perfect as a supplement, or if you don't have a textbook! Also great as a Sub Assignment. MS Word for easy editing.