Ye Olde US History Emporium

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“Great!” In the 1896 case of Plessy v. Ferguson the Supreme Court ruled that segregation of races in public life was perfectly legal under the doctrine of “separate but equal.” This ruling legitimized Jim Crow laws and second-class citizenship for
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Writing the U.S. Constitution was the easy part; the hard part was convincing the states to subordinate their freshly won sovereignty from England to the new national government to be created under the Constitution. The battle over ratification of
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“Great primary source activity!” The Louisiana Purchase was one of the most defining moments in our nation’s development as a global power. For a relative pittance, the country doubled in size overnight. Yet this landmark purchase wasn’t even a
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“My students loved this!!” Even before the Constitution had been ratified and the new nation created, the question had already been raised: how would new territories be included in the budding nation? It was Thomas Jefferson who provided the answer
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“My students were enthralled with this game and it really helped seal their understanding.” Jamestown was the first English foothold in North America, and the first colonists had a very rough go of it. In fact, during the “Starving Time” winter of
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The economic theory of mercantilism was the firm foundation upon which England’s attitude towards its American colonies was built. Enforcement of that economic relationship formed the basis of English policy towards the 13 colonies, and active
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In 1858, as the fight over the future of slavery in the United States was reaching fever pitch, the Supreme Court was asked to rule on the case of Dred Scott v. Sandford. Scott, a slave from Missouri, had lived with a previous owner both in the free
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“Helpful!!!” The American Revolutionary War was an epic and complex eight year struggle for independence. For the Americans it was, in many ways, a “two steps forward, one step back” slog of trying to hold on until the British – who struggled with
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“Thank you! My students loved it!” Let’s face it – review of Checks and Balances is not exactly a student’s idea of fun. As a teacher, however, you can take away most of the boredom and drudgery by making a game out of it. This 74 slide Quiz Show
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The study of America, from its founding through the Civil War, necessitates a close examination of the enslaved peoples whose labor built this nation and the "peculiar institution" which required a horrific war to bring to an end. Part of that study
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“Excellent Unit! Thank you!” Harassed into leaving England and unhappy with their new home in Holland, the Pilgrims took a literal leap of faith in coming to the New World to begin a new colony where they could practice their particular brand of
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“What a wonderful product. My students and I really enjoyed this section and the information shared. They even didn't complain about the essay! Thanks for sharing and creating.” It took twenty years after the failure of Roanoke for England to try
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The American Revolutionary War didn’t just highlight the hypocrisy of those American leaders (such as George Washington and Thomas Jefferson) who fought for their own freedom while enslaving others. It also presented enslaved African-Americans with
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“I really like your units. They are detailed and allows for critical thinking on the part of the students. Thank you!” The end of the Revolutionary War did not create the United States; rather, it created 13 independent, sovereign states loosely
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“I really like your units. They are detailed and allows for critical thinking on the part of the students. Thank you!” Why did the European colonists in the New World use African slaves for their labor? How did the system of enslaving an entire
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“Awesome work!” This 15 day complete unit covers the Civil War and the period of Reconstruction, 1861-1876. The unit examines: the political, military, economic and social strategies, triumphs and failures of the War itself; the Emancipation
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One of the main strengths of our form of government, as laid out in the Constitution, is the system of Checks and Balances which protect against government over-reaching by spreading out power among three disparate and independent branches. Wisely,
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"Great activity!" President Lincoln wasn’t even on the original guest list for the dedication of the Gettysburg National Cemetery. Both he and the war were highly unpopular at the time, given the appalling numbers of casualties and no end in sight.
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“The readings and questions were perfect.” No figure has haunted the American psyche as much as Christopher Columbus. He was, to say the least, a very complicated figure, and the focus of centuries of debate over his true legacy. On the one hand,
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“I really like your units. They are detailed and allows for critical thinking on the part of the students. Thank you!” This 15 day complete unit examines the events which led the 13 colonies to engage in open, armed rebellion against their mother
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Trial attorney for 18 years, teacher for 14.

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Demanding with a sense of humor. I respect my students as thoughtful, intelligent beings who want to be told the truth - warts and all - and can handle it.

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