Friday, November 20, 2009

Age of Jefferson Plan

Age of Jefferson


Thursday, November 19: Cooperative Learning: Hamilton v. Jefferson documents.

Monday, November 23: Jefferson’s Presidency (The famous “Jefferson was a putz” lecture)

Monday, November 30: Test on the Age of Jefferson

Due for Thursday, November 19: Early Republic map
Read AMSCO 7 and answer the multiple-choice questions.

Due for Monday, November 23: Bailey 11 and 233-240 reading guide
Complete the foreign affairs outline.
AND study for test.

Throughout: Begin your SAR essay (separate sheet).

AP Points for this unit

A) RECOMMENDED: Complete a poster showing the major cases decided by the Marshall Court
American History.
You will have to use your textbook, readings, and a bit of outside research (internet is fine).

Your poster should include:
A narrative of Marshall’s appointment to the Supreme Court
Marshall’s political beliefs
The Marshall Court’s main rulings:
Include the following court cases:
Marbury v. Madison
McCulloch v. Maryland
Cohens v. Virginia
Gibbons v. Ogden
Fletcher v. Peck
Dartmouth College v. Woodward
For each court case, describe:
What the case was about
The ruling of the Court
Why the case is important

Be creative. How you present the information is up to you, but you should focus on presenting the information in a memorable way. We will put the posters up on the walls.

B) Make a posterboard chart showing the evolution of the party system through 1820.
C) Write a 750-1000 word paper describing Sally’s Hemmings’ family’s attempt to be recognized and acknowledged by Jefferson’s traditional family. Use internet resources.
D) Many people following the declension model of history and lament that politics has gotten so personal and ugly. Compare the recent presidential election with the election of 1800. Write a 750-1000 word paper showing how presidential campaigns have gotten uglier or stayed the same.
E) Choose either Hamilton or Jefferson. Then choose either the Republican or Democratic Platform for 2008 (Use the internet). From the point of view of your chosen founding father, evaluate the wisdom of one political platform (750-1000 words)
F) You may visit Monticello for two points. Go with a friend or group of friends so you can talk while you are there. You may earn a third point for creating a poster (you may also do this over the winter break). Some of you have already done this.
G) Get together a group of friends and borrow Tueting’s copy of the Lewis and Clark documentary for an AP point. One point for watching the first section. A second point for anyone who hosts a party with at least ten student attendees.
H) Books:

Negro President: Jefferson and the Slave Power by Garry Wills (Highly recommended)

A Magnificent Catastrophe: The Tumultuous Election of 1800, America's First Presidential Campaign by Edward J. Larson

American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson by Joseph J. Ellis

Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton: A Defining Political Debate by K. Anthony Scott

The Jefferson Bible: The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth by Thomas Jefferson

Economic Origins of Jeffersonian Democracy by Charles Austin Beard

Thomas Jefferson - A Film by Ken Burns (dvd)

Brave Companions by David McCullough

The History Channel Presents The War of 1812 (dvd)

1812: War with America by Jon Latimer

The Great Chief Justice: John Marshall and the Rule of Law (American Political Thought) by Charles F. Hobson

What Kind of Nation: Thomas Jefferson, John Marshall, and the Epic Struggle to Create a United States by James F. Simon

The Great Decision: Jefferson, Adams, Marshall, and the Battle for the Supreme Court by Cliff Sloan and David McKean

Marbury v. Madison : The Origins and Legacy of Judicial Review by William Edward Nelson and William E. Nelson

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