UNIT 3 – 1790’S TO THE 1820’S (THE FIRST GENERATION)
Reading Schedule
The reading schedule means you come to class having read the assigned pages. Be prepared for
a quiz or some other assessment related to the reading.
     Thursday, October 25th – pp. 220-223
     Friday, October 26th – pp. 214-220
     Monday, October 29th – pp. 223-225
     Tuesday, October 30th – pp. 225-226 and 228-235
     Wednesday, October 31st – pp. 235-241
     Thursday, November 1st – pp. 241-246
     Friday, November 2nd – pp. 246-249 and 258-262
     Monday, November 5th – pp. 249-258
     Tuesday, November 6th – pp. 265-273
     Wednesday, November 7th – pp. 273-282 Bring your book to class!

Essential Questions
    Trace the origin and development of the 1st two political parties. What messages do these
       have for us today?
    Was the abolition of slavery a realistic proposition in the 1790’s? How might it have
       affected the development of the United States if it had been abolished?
    The election of 1800 has been called the most significant in American history? Do you
       agree or disagree?
    How do you compare Thomas Jefferson the “loyal opposition” with Thomas Jefferson the
    The War of 1812 has sometimes been called the “second Revolutionary War.” Discuss
    Was the “Era of Good Feelings” really good? Discuss

Key People, Places, and Ideas
 Genet Affair                                       Missouri Compromise
 Jay’s Treaty                                       Monroe Doctrine
 Whiskey Rebellion                                  George Washington
 Bank of the U.S.                                   John Adams
 XYZ Affair                                         Alexander Hamilton
 Alien and Sedition Acts                            James Madison
 Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions                  John Jay
 Louisiana Purchase                                 Thomas Jefferson
 Lewis and Clark Expedition                         Aaron Burr
 Embargo Act                                        John Marshall
 Hartford Convention                                James Monroe
 Treaties ending the War of 1812                    Virginia Dynasty
 Battle of New Orleans                              Elections: 1796, 1800, 1812
 “War Hawks”                                        Supreme Court Cases under John
 Era of Good Feeling                                 Marshall
Potential Essay Questions
   1. With respect to the federal Constitution, the Jeffersonian Republicans are usually
       characterized as strict constructionists who were opposed to the broad constructionalism
       of the Federalists. To what extent was this characterization of the two parties accurate
       during the presidencies of Jefferson and Madison? (1998)
   2. Evaluate the relative importance of domestic and foreign affairs in shaping American
       politics in the 1790's. (1994)
   3. Analyze the contributions of TWO of the following in helping establish a stable
       government after the adoption of the Constitution. (2002)
           a. John Adams
           b. Thomas Jefferson
           c. George Washington
   4. Critically evaluate the period 1789-1823 from the perspective of either Alexander
       Hamilton or Thomas Jefferson

Test Date
Unit Review Due – Friday, November 9th
Multiple Choice – Friday, November 9th
Essay – Thursday, November 8th

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