Before class: From the Outline of U.S. History chapter
on The Formation of
the National Government, read the section on the War of 1812.
You may optionally preview the video from the Canadian talk show
The Agenda with Steve Palkin on the topic Who Really Won the
War of 1812? with Dr. Bill Fowler, Northeastern U., Peter
Macleod, Canadian War Museum, and Rick Hill, Tuscarora, Oral Historian
and Chairperson, Six Nations Legacy Consortium, Six Nations Grand
River Territory, Ontario.
(a) Who in North America won the War of 1812 and the Napoleonic Wars, and who lost?
(b) What seems most mysterious, puzzling, contradictory, or hard to connect to in these sources? What comments do you have about your team's postings? What questions would you pose for the rest of the class?
Second Preliminary Exam
This examination will cover all material since the first preliminary
exam, including the assigned Outline of U.S. History textbook
subsections, all assigned scholarly articles, primary documents and
biographies, and each major section from Brunelle, Samuel de
Champlain: Founder of New France, Daniels, Puritans at
Play, and Young, The Shoemaker and the Tea Party.
It will not include the War of 1812. You will be asked to
examine at least one primary source and describe how you would go
about understanding its content and placing it in historical context.
Use the course themes, our working lists of
top aspects in the period before
1800, our student-generated study
guide and the lecture presentation images to guide your studies.
It will include short answer questions similar to the first exam, a
primary document review, several two sentence response questions and
at least one real world style application scenario.
Purchasing Louisiana and Invading America; The War of 1812 (Revised Schedule)
Before class: Please review the relevant assignments from last week.
Post a comment about the study strategies that worked most effectively for you, and reflect on any skills you gained or improved as a result of encountering the material we have worked with up to this point.
Note: The instructor reserves the right to change any provisions,
due dates, grading percentages, or any other items without prior notice.
All assignments on this schedule are covered under the university's policy
on plagiarism and academic integrity. See the syllabus statement for further details.
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