This is a complete packet on the Louisiana Purchase, and the Lewis and Clark expedition, with attached question worksheet. Students color in a map of the Louisiana Purchase, read background information, and answer questions relating to it.
This product includes a cartoon on how a bill becomes a law, a flow chart, and a questions worksheet. I usually have students break into groups to read through the cartoon, then fill out the flow chart with the steps on how a bill becomes a law,
This is a primary source analysis of the Monroe Doctrine. There are eight excerpts taken from the Monroe Doctrine organized into a graphic organizer, where students read each excerpt and figure our what each one means. Also included are summary
This activity allows students to analyze a primary source. The reading is from Private John G. Burnett who was a soldier who was assigned to help relocate Native Americans on the Trail of Tears. He gives insight as to what hardships the Native
This is a handout with a short reading passage on sectionalism and a map activity. The reading explains what sectionalism was, and how the United States was becoming separated with their different ideas and beliefs. There is also a vocabulary box
Background information on the Whiskey Rebellion, and primary source document of a letter from Alexander Hamilton. Students read the background information and analyze the primary source document and complete the questions that go along with it.
This handout analyzes excerpts from the diary of John Quincy Adams. It includes three excerpts from his diaries in which he discusses his deal with Henry Clay. Students read and analyze the documents and then respond to summary questions. This
Handouts with readings on the Embargo Act and Non-intercourse Act. Students read about each act, and analyze a political cartoon on the Embargo Act. Students then respond to questions about the reading and cartoon.
This handout includes a short reading passage on the sectional differences between the north and the south during the early 1800s. On the back of the reading is a graphic organizer/flow chart. Students use what they read to fill out the graphic
In this activity students analyze three short primary sources about Texan Independence. There are two different view points ( 2 documents call for texan independence, and one is against). This gives a good opportunity for students to compare and
This activity includes background information on the women's rights movement, and a list of what women could not do in 1848. Also included are primary sources and inquiry questions. Perfect to get a sense for WHY women in the 1800's wanted reform!