2 A Brief History of Unit 2 Seven Years War (or the French-Indian War) French expand into the Ohio River ValleyWashington goes to remove themCauses massive British army and debtImperial Policy to pay off that debtSugar/Currency/Stamp/Quartering/Townshend ActsResistance – Boston Massacre/TPIntolerable Acts and Continental Congress
3 American Revolution Opening fights – Lex/Concord, Common Sense Declaration of IndependenceDifficulties of fighting the war for both sidesSaratoga, the French, and YorktownRepublican WomanhoodSlaves fighting for (white) freedomFreedom of Religion
4 Articles of Confederation and the Constitution Articles – thrown together during the warStrong Congress, handled state disputes, pragmaticNo executive, no power to levy taxes, no supremacyConstitutional Convention – 1787VA vs NJ Plans – small vs big state; CT CompromiseLegislative, Executive, Judicial branchesFederalists vs Anti-Federalists
5 Washington and Adams Washington - “Mr. President” John Adams Cabinet – VP John Adams, State Jefferson, Treasury HamiltonBill of RightsCrises – French Rev, Genet, Jay Treaty, Whiskey RebellionJohn AdamsAvoided war with France – Alien/Sedition ActsXYZ AffairNullification CrisisElection of 1800 – Adams/Pinckney vs Jefferson/Burr
6 APPARTS Analysis Tool A – Author P – Place/time P – Purpose A – AudienceR – ReasonT – The Main IdeaS – Significance
8 Practice APPARTS Question Was U.S. Imperialism at the turn of the twentieth century based on arrogance and superiority, or did it reflect a humanitarian concern for the nations of South America and the Pacific?