K.I.S.S. (Keep It Social Studies) wants to provide you with basic tools to introduce students to various social studies topics. This viewing guide is designed to touch on essential themes and terminology dealing with the presidency of Thomas Jefferson. This fill-in activity follows John Green's Crash Course U.S. History: Episode 10 in order, and the sentences are word-for-word. There are two copies per sheet so it is economical, but you will have to cut.
Crash Course US History #10- In which John Green teaches you about founding father and third president of the United States, Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson is a somewhat controversial figure in American history, largely because he, like pretty much all humans, was a big bundle of contradictions. Jefferson was a slave-owner who couldn't decide if he liked slavery. He advocated for small government, but expanded federal power more than either of his presidential predecessor. He also idealized the independent farmer and demonized manufacturing, but put policies in place that would expand industrial production in the US. Controversy may ensue as we try to deviate a bit from the standard hagiography/slander story that usually told about old TJ. John explores Jefferson's election, his policies, and some of the new nation's (literally and figuratively) formative events that took place during Jefferson's presidency. In addition to all this, Napoleon drops in to sell Louisiana, John Marshall sets the course of the Supreme Court, and John Adams gets called a tiny tyrant.