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Showing Grade 8, Unit 4, Early American Leaders, Events, and Culture
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Destroying Angel: Benjamin Rush, Yellow Fever and the Birth of Modern Medicine

http://www.geocities.com/bobarnebeck/fever1793.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This is an online history by Bob Arneback about the little remembered incidents in early American history, the 1793, 1794, 1795, 1797, and 1798 Yellow Fever epidemics. These events challenged the medical resources and knowledge of the most skilled and famous doctors of the time such as Benjamin Rush. While Rush prescribed bleeding of patients, other doctors sought remedies that led to the development of medical knowledge and policies for managing disease control. Standard 8.4.4

Comments: There are fascinating and readable primary sources here.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 937

Hudson River School of Art

http://www.artcyclopedia.com/history/hudson-river-school.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: The Hudson River School was a group of painters, led by Thomas Cole, who painted awesome-inspiring, romanticized images of America's wilderness, in the Hudson River Valley and also in the newly opened West. The use of light effects, to dramatically portray such elements as mist and sunsets, developed into a subspecialty known as Luminism. Standard 8.4.4

Comments: The Artcyclopedia site allows the user to select an artist and then view thumbnails of his/her major works. These thumbnails may be enlarged for whole-class viewing.

Resource Type: Photos or Pictures.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1650

James Madison--His Legacy

http://www.jmu.edu/madison/center/home.htm

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This site covers the public life of James Madison through a presentation of primary sources. Some of these sources are graphic reproductions of original documents. Standard 8.2.4, 8.4.1, 8. 5.1, 11.1.2, 12.1.4, and 12.1.5

Comments: This site contains a variety of primary sources and is a great place to begin a research project.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1791

Jefferson Buys Louisiana Territory, and the Nation Moves Westward

http://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/2003/spring/louisiana-purchase.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Two centuries ago the United States doubled in size, without a call to arms, with little advance notice, and with only the briefest negotiations. The historic transaction is known as the Louisiana Purchase, but it was not something that Jefferson had sought to make at the time. He would have been content just to buy the port of New Orleans so the United States-- not Spain, not France, certainly not Great Britain-- could control the gateway to the Mississippi River, the main street of commerce in what was then the American West. In an astounding transaction that amounted to four cents an acre, President Thomas Jefferson saw his dreams of westward expansion coming true for the nation he had helped create. Standards 5.8.3 and 8.4.1

Comments: This is an article from the National Archives Prologue Magazine,

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 1811

Louisiana Purchase Treaty (1803)

http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?doc=18

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: By the Louisiana Purchase Treaty with France, signed on April 30, 1803, the United States purchased 828,000 square miles of land west of the Mississippi River for $15 million. For roughly 4 cents an acre, the United States doubled its size, expanding the nation westward. This action forever changed the future of American settlement and the sovereignty of Native American lands. Standards 5.8.3 and 8.4.1

Comments: This Our Documents site has a facsimile of the original document, a transcription and background information to help the reader put it in context.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2022

Thomas Jefferson's Inaugural Addresses

http://www.bartleby.com/124/pres16.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This site has both of Thomas Jefferson's Inaugural Speeches as president. It is interesting to compare the differences in issues between his two terms. Standards 5.5.4, 8.3.4, 11.1.3, and 12.1.4

Comments: This is a useful site for AB3086

Resource Type: True.

Resource ID: 3143

Welcome to Archiving Early America

http://earlyamerica.com/

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This site links to many primary sources of historical documents and portraits from 18th century America. It includes portraits of famous 18th century figures, original historical documents with abstracts, and chapters from original books such as "The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin." It also has a script that scrolls to what happened on this day in history. Standard 5.5.4., 8.3.0, 8.4.0, and 11.1.2

Comments: The ads are distracting.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3435

What is an American?

http://www.civics-online.org/library/formatted/texts/crevecoeur.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: What then is the American, this new man? Hector St. Jean de Crevecoeur visited America in the late 18th century and wrote this description of what he saw. It became an ideal in early 19th century culture and became the focus of American writers. Standard 8.4.4

Comments: This article is long but can be broken into sections or excerpted.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Resource ID: 3445

Alexander Hamilton

http://odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/B/hamilton/hamilxx.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Our Founding Fathers did not always agree on how America should function. At this site, explore the ideas and actions of Alexander Hamilton and the differences between Hamilton and Jefferson. Standard 8.3.4

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 141

Andrew Jackson 1767-1845

http://odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/P/aj7/about/bio/jackxx.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: The inaugural addresses and quotations of President Andrew Jackson. Standard 8.8.1

Comments: Here is a huge set of primary sources related to Jackson.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 265

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Showing Grade 8, Unit 4, Early American Leaders, Events, and Culture
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