Presentation on theme: "Bell Work We are starting our unit on young America. The focus is on trying to understand and analyze the early American period called the Young Republic."— Presentation transcript:
1 Bell WorkWe are starting our unit on young America. The focus is on trying to understand and analyze the early American period called the Young Republic (1800 – 1848).Jot down some of the areas of history we should study to better understand this time period. Examples (What is happening as the U.S. moves West? Economic changes in America)
2 QuestionWill America look like Thomas Jefferson’s vision for America or Alexander Hamilton’s vision for America?
3 What does Jefferson or Hamilton think America should look like? This is the question you will answer. Have specific historical evidence to support your ideas.
5 Work with your “Patriot” partner Read through the Hamilton or Jefferson packet and answer the questions. Read the additional information and take general notes.
6 Hamilton and Jefferson – Differing Views Thomas JeffersonIdeas Shared by BothAlexander HamiltonNature of human beingsView on the ConstitutionIdeal economyBest type of government
7 Discussion QuestionsHow were Jefferson and Hamilton’s backgrounds different?How were their views on the nature of human beings different? The nature of government? Their views on the Constitution? On the ideal economy?In what ways were Hamilton and Jefferson similar?Whose ideals do you think were more valid? Why?Whose ideals do you think are more prevalent today? Explain your answer.
8 Your task…Create a Facebook profile for your assigned historical figure (Jefferson or Hamilton).Read the information sheet (Jefferson or Hamilton).Record your answers to the reading questions.Brainstorm ideas for what you will include on the profile. All ideas and beliefs of your assigned historical figure must be conveyed in your presentation. Create a rough draft sketch.Create the profile and be prepared to share with the class.“about” descriptionList of friendsThree pictures – should relate to beliefsList of “pages liked” or groups joinedThree posts that relate to your figure’s beliefs about government.
9 Discuss Will Hamilton or Jefferson support the following: Strong central government or power to the states?Strict Interpretation of the Constitution or Loose Interpretation of the Constitution?National Bank or state banks?Agriculture or manufacturing?France or Great Britain?Expansion Westward or trade connections Eastward to Europe?
10 Primary Source – Jefferson on Manufacturing HAPPYAnalyzing Primary Source DocumentsHHistorical ContentWhat is the document saying? What are its main ideas, arguments, and supporting details?AAudienceFor whom was this source created? How does this affect the reliability of the source?PPurposeWhere and when was this source produced? Contextualize it. How does this affect the meaning?Point of ViewWho created this source? What do we know about this author? What is this author’s background and point of view?YWh(Y) writtenWhy is this source important? What inferences can we draw from this document? Ask yourself “so what?” in relation to the prompt, discussion, or time period.
13 Hamilton or Jefferson – Quote 1 “All communities divide themselves into the few and the many. The first are the rich and well born; the other, the mass of people…The people are turbulent and changing; they seldom judge or determine right. Give therefore to the first class a…permanent share in the government…they therefore will ever maintain good government.”Hamilton!
14 Hamilton or Jefferson – Quote 2 “Our country is too large to have all affairs directed by a single government.”Jefferson!
15 Hamilton or Jefferson – Quote 3 “The small landowners are the most precious part of the state.”Jefferson!
16 Hamilton or Jefferson – Quote 4 “It must be by this time evident to all men…that (the Articles of confederation) is a system so radically vicious and unsound as to admit…an entire change.”Hamilton!
17 Hamilton or Jefferson – Quote 5 “The superiority…enjoyed by nations that have…perfected a branch of industry, constitutes a…formidable obstacle.”Hamilton!
18 Hamilton or Jefferson – Quote 6 “I consider the foundation of the Constitution as laid on this ground-that all powers not delegated (given) to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states, or to the people…”Jefferson!
19 Hamilton or Jefferson – Quote 7 “The powers contained in a constitution…ought to be construed liberally in advancement of the public good.”Hamilton!
20 Hamilton or Jefferson – Quote 8 “I am not among those who fear the people. They, not the rich, are our dependence for continued freedom.”Jefferson!
21 What do you think?Do you identify more with the views of Thomas Jefferson or Alexander Hamilton? Explain your answer providing at least two specific examples from today’s lesson.
22 Bell Work on Political Parties What is the purpose of a political party? Why do they exist?
23 Central Historical Question Why and for what purpose did political parties form in America, and what were their political positions?
24 First…our own partySo, you all have a character. On your notes, write down at least five aspects in American society that would be important to your character.Consider:Geographic locationCareer/vocationSocial Group (rich, poor, etc.)Political ideas (what politically would be important to your character)
25 Find your own Saturday night party. Move around the room, finding people that are people your character would have things in common with. On your paper, list what common interests you have.
26 Now, as a social group, think politics. Consider what your social group would think about:Strong central government or strong state governmentBill of RightsTaxation policiesEurope – which nation(s) might you favorSlavery – keep it? Extend it? Abolish it? Don’t care?Strong or weak military, and what is the purpose of the military?Pro farming or pro manufacturing?Attitude toward the Constitution?
27 Task: Develop a Party “Platform” – What issues you believe in? Non-negotiable: You MUST have these in order for your social group to stay together.Negotiable: Things you would like to see happen in America, but you could negotiate over them.Recruiting: Other things you could agree to in order to get more people to agree with what you want.And… a political party name!
28 Central Historical Question Why and for what purpose did political parties form in America, and what were their political positions?