This is a PowerPoint that I created on the new federal system of state and national government cooperation (the American System) in the U.S. that took place shortly following the War of 1812. This PowerPoint discusses the U.S.’s expansion into the Western Frontier, and the growing industries and modes of transportation that began to take place. Further, with this lesson, students begin to see the regional differences that created much tension during the 19th century.
Following the PowerPoint, to go further in-depth on the changes that took place in the U.S. during the time period, I have students respond to questions that correspond to a reading. I use the reading for students to practice the reading strategy of reading for a purpose. Additionally, the reading requires students to analyze and interpret graphs and tables to aid in their understanding of the time period.
The zip file contains:
Changing America (The American System) PowerPoint
Changing America Data Packet (Graphs, Tables, & Maps)
Changing America Reading
Changing America Question Guide