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Showing Grade 8, Unit 5, War of 1812, Monroe Doctrine, and Indian Treaties
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United States and the Barbary Pirates, The

http://www.crf-usa.org/bria/bria18_1.htm#pirates

Rating: 2, High!

Description: The American Revolution was barely over before the United States faced its first foreign policy test. What should the United States do about North African pirate states that plundered American shipping? The outcome of this conflict had important consequences in the evolution of America's economy and relationship to the rest of the world. Standard 8.5.1

Comments: Though not a central part of the California H-SS Standards, this topic provides insight into the need for a stronger executive to develop foreign policy and the relationship between the U.S. and Britain.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 3294

Brig Niagara

http://www.nps.gov/pevi/HTML/Niagara.html

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: This two-masted, square-rigged vessel was a major vessel of the War of 1812. She was part of the fleet built in Erie, and on September 10, 1813, Commondore Oliver Hazard Perry and the crew of the Niagara won the Battle of Lake Erie. Standard 8.5.1

Resource Type: Literature/Story.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 447

Indian Removal Act of 1830

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

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: This was the Jackson-era legislation authorizing the president to transfer Eastern Indian tribes to the western territories promised (falsely) "in perpetuity". The actual relocation culminated in the 1838 "Trail of Tears" forced march, one of the most shameful occurrences in the history of federal domestic policy. Standard 8.8.1, and 8.8.2

Comments: The short sections of this primary source make it easily accessible to students.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 1721

Monroe Doctrine 1823

http://odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/D/1801-1825/jmdoc.htm

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: The Monroe Doctrine, cornerstone of U.S.- Latin American policy, was first expressed fully at President Monroe's seventh annual address to Congress (State of the Union) on December 2, 1823. Standards 8.5.2, 11.4.3, and 11.9.3

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 2195

Treaty of Friendship, Limits, and Navigation Between Spain and The United States - October 27, 1795

http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/diplomacy/spain/sp1795.htm

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: Otherwise known as the Pinckney Treaty, this agreement between the U.S. and Spain allowed westward settlement of America. The main points of the treaty were to make the southern boundary of the U.S. the 31st Parallel; Americans were allowed to use the Mississippi River and Gulf of Mexico to navigate in and out of New Orleans and its trade area; the Americans and Spanish agreed to use each other's legal systems; and the treaty forbade the use of Native people by one country to attack the other. Standard 8.5.2

Comments: This is a primary source from the Yale Avalon project.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 3203

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