Textbook Reading Analysis – Section: _66-71___
Directions: Use the following sheet to guide your analysis of the assigned reading in the textbook. Please follow the directions for each part carefully.
Part I: Select a total of FIVE (5) terms, names, events, or ideas you believe are historically significant. Judge them based on their impact (positive or negative) on the lives of people during the specific time period or based on how those things relate in some way to the present day or US history in general.
Event or Idea
Definitions & Significance
Definition: government which citizens rule through elected representatives
Significance: everyone makes rules
articles of confederation Definition: set laws
Significance: gave every state an opportunity to vote
Northwest ordinance of
Definition: divided land into no fewer than three and no more than five states
Shays’s rebellion Definition: farmers protest
Significance: gave the ability to keep everything under control
Significance: federalism Definition: power is divided between national government and several state governments
Significance: let states give certain rules to better their state
Part II: Based on the reading, create 3 questions (one at each level) relating to things you would like to know more about or investigate further.
Level 1 – Who, What, Where,
When? (there is a single answer)
Level 2 – How or Why? (these questions seek explanations)
Level 3 – Divergent questions
(these have a variety of possible answers) When was a stronger central government needed?
Why did shays’s rebellion occur?
What would have happened if the government did no give state the ability to give certain laws in that state? Part III: In the space below, write a few sentences explaining your reaction to one specific event or idea AND one specific individual or group, but not one of the 5 which you