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Showing Grade 8, Unit 5, War of 1812, Monroe Doctrine, and Indian Treaties
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Treaty of Greenville - 1795

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Description: Mad Anthony Wayne and the Treaty of Greenville sets a sensitive and insightful stage for understanding U.S. Indian Policy in the 19th century. Passage of the Northwest Ordinance in 1787 sent American settlers into the Ohio Valley area at the rate of 10,000 a year. Problems protecting these settlers were among those that proved the weakness of the Articles of Confederation. Anthony Wayne's victory against the Indians at Fallen Timbers led to the Treaty of Greenville in 1795, which opened the Northwest Territory to white settlement. An added bonus is that since this lesson was designed with English Learners in mind, the primary sources highlight and link to key vocabulary.Standards 8.5.3 and 8.8.2

Author: Debra K. Herzog, Quail Valley M.S.

Lesson ID: 1126

War of 1812: Should It Be Called the Second War of American Independence?

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Description: The time is the early 1800s. Great Britain and France are again at war and American ships and sailors are in danger. Impressment of Americans and their ships are being conducted by both the British and French, due partly to the blockade of Europe by both countries. President Jefferson retaliates by establishing the Embargo Act and the Non-Intercourse Act. However, these new laws do not help the American farmers, businessmen, shippers or trade. Then in 1808, James Madison is elected president. The War Hawks in Congress urge military action against Great Britain. In June of 1812, President Madison asks Congress to declare the first official United States war. In as much as Great Britain has recently defeated the French Emperor Napoleon, it is eager to regain lands in America, as well as taxes from the "colonies." The British leaders plan a three-pronged attack against the United States. What happens next? What do we Americans do, and how do we fight back? Travel back almost 200 years and find out! Standard 8.5.1

Author: Jo Anne Gill, Raymond Cree Middle School

Lesson ID: 1196

Indian Removal

Description: By the terms of the Indian Intercourse Act of 1790, Indian land could be acquired by the United States only when ceded by treaty. However, peaceful intentions and hopes for the assimilation of Native Americans yielded to the pressure of westward expansion, which inevitably shaped Indian policy. This lesson looks at the process whereby a policy of assimilation gave way to one of overt removal under President Jackson. Standards 8.5.3 and 8.8.1

Author: History Teaching Institute, Ohio State University

Lesson ID: 1463

Native American Policy

Description: Two conflicting policies have governed this country?s treatment of Native Americans -- assimilation and removal. As the United States expanded into more Indian Territory it became necessary to issue formal policy statements and make treaties. Besides providing for a methodical process of colonization and future statehood, the Northwest Ordinance of 1787 initiated a policy regarding the treatment of Native Americans, which encouraged fair and equal treatment. By the 1820s Native Americans had demonstrated the ability to adapt to their changing environment, but federal policies began to shift as expansion progressed and land became more valuable. After examining various primary sources, students address the essential question: How did federal policy toward Native Americans change between the times of the Washington and Jackson presidencies? Standard 8.5.3 and 8.8.1

Author: Gabriela Mercado, Gilder Lehrman

Lesson ID: 1468

Native Americans and the United States Government: A Guide to Sources

Description: The theme of "Rights and Responsibilities" plays out in distinctive and dramatic terms throughout the history of Indian relations with the United States government. In some ways, the historical experiences of Native Americans parallel those of other minorities in the United States. But in other important respects, Native American history is unique. Since Native Americans inhabited the North American continent for thousands of years prior to European colonization, their special status as the original proprietors of the land largely defined their eventual relationships with the United States government. Standards 5.3.4, 8.5.3, 8.8.1, 8.12.2, and 11.10.5

Author: Louise Edwards-Simpson and Leslie Foster, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Jodi Vandenberg-Daves, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Lesson ID: 743

United States and the Barbary Pirates, The

Description: U.S. holds strongly to a foreign policy against paying terrorists to protect people. However, there have been several incidents in history when the U.S. chose an opposite course. One was in the early years of America as a nation. This activity focuses on early American dealing with Barbary pirates. The American colonies traded extensively in the Mediterranean before the Revolutionary War. During this time, British tribute treaties with the Barbary States protected American ships. But after the colonies broke away from England, this protection vanished. Standards 8.5.1 and 8.5.2 After finding American commerce in the Mediterranean had almost stopped due to the pirates, the Continental Congress agreed in 1784 to negotiate treaties with the four Barbary States. Congress appointed a special commission, consisting of John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin, to oversee the negotiations. The following year, Congress authorized a maximum of $80,000 to spend on tribute treaties with all the Barbary States. After reading the article, discuss various other ransom issues that have faced the government and decide the proper course of action. Standard 8.5.1

Author: Constitutional Rights Foundation

Lesson ID: 1088

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