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AP US History
Unit Two: Colonization to Revolution
DAY 1:
Read Chapter 5, pp. 82 - 91 The American Pageant, Bailey, et al. Identify:
immigrant
emmigrate
demographics
social pyramid
smallpox
slave trade
or
Answer:
1.  How democratic was colonial American society?
2.  Why was colonial America becoming less equal? 
 
DAY 2
 
Read Chapter 5, pp. 92 - 103, The American Pagaent, Bailey, et al.  
Identify:
 
denominations
The Great Awakening
Jonathan Edwards
George Whitefield
Harvard
Georgian style
Poor Richard's Almanac
John Peter Zenger
consensus
Colonial America (your personal view)
or
Answer:
1.  What were the causes of the Great Awakening?
2.  What were the effects of the Great Awakening?
3.  In what ways was colonial life attractive? 
4.  In what ways was colonial life tedious and dull?
 
DAY 3
 
Read Chapter 6, The American Pageant, Bailey, et al.
Identify:  (Who/What? Why important?)
Louis XIV
Kaskaskia, Cahokia, Vincennes
The War of Jenkins's Ear
Fort Duquesne
Fort Necessity
Albany
General Braddock
William Pitt
Battle of Quebec
Proclamation of 1763
or
 
Answer the following questions:
 
1.  If France instead of Britain had won the "duel for North America," would the thirteen colonies ever have been independent of Britain, or would they have been forced to stay within the empire for protection?  Would Detroit, St. Louis, and New Orleans now be cities in "Canada" rather than in the US? 2.  Should the French and Indian War be considered one of the causes of the American Revolution?  Why or why not?  

 
DAY 4
Read Chapter 7, pp. 121 - 129
IDs:
Mercantilism
Navigation Acts
Sugar Act of 1764
Stamp Act of 1765
George Grenville
repeal
Declaratory Act of 1766
Townshend Acts of 1767
Boston Massacre
Committees of Correspondence
 
or
Answer:
 
1.  Was the American Revolution inevitable?  Could America have gradually and peacefully developed independence within the British commonwealth? 2.  Were all the American grievances really justified, or were the British actually being more reasonable than most Americans have traditionally believed?  

DAY 5
 
Read Chatper 7, pp129 - 140
IDs:
 
Boston Tea Party
seditious
Samuel Adams
Intolerable Acts
1st Continental Congress
Lexington and Concord
Lafayette
George III
von Steuben
or
Questions:
1.  What was the American Revolution really about?  amount of taxation?  right of Parliament to tax?  political corruption in Britain?  virtue in America?  right of a king to govern?  a new sense of national identity?  Was it really a revolution - a radical overturning of government and society? 2.  In 1775, which side would a NEUTRAL observer have expected to win - Britain or the colonies?  Why? 3.  If you had been an African-American, free or slave, in 1776, would you have tried to back the Patriot cause or the Loyalist cause?  Why?  

DAY 6
Read Chapter 5 and 6 in The American Spirit (blue paperback) Choose one document to analyze using the format below in Unit One.  
DAY 7
 
Read chapter 8, The American Pageant, pp. 142 - 151
IDs:
Bunker Hill
Hessians
Benedict Arnold
Thomas Paine/Common Sense
republicanism
Thomas Jefferson/Declaration of Independence
Patriots
Loyalists
Richard Henry Lee
 
or
Answer:
1.  What was radical and new in the Declaration of Independence? 2. What did "all men are created equal" mean in 1776?
3.  Describe the two parts of the Declaration of Independence.  What are the differences between the first half and the last half?  
DAY 8
Read The American Spirit, chapters 7 - 8, pp. 114 - 151.  Choose one document to analyze using the format below.  
DAY 9
 
Read Chapter 8, pp. 152 - 163 in The American Pagaent.
IDs:
Battle of Trenton
General Burgoyne

Valley Forge
General Howe
Saratoga
John Paul Jones
Rochambeau
Yorktown
Treaty of Paris
Whigs
 
or answer:
1.  Did the Loyalists deserve to be persecuted and driven out of the country? 2.  Is it important to...
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