Week 12 Schedule:
North America's Napoleonic Age


Monday (03/27)

The War of 1812

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.

Before class, members of the (optional,) All participants team will need to contribute comments and reflectionsto the course discussion forum. See the discussion forum guidelines as needed.

Some questions or issues to consider:

(optional posting)
(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?


Wednesday (03/29)

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.


Friday (03/31)

Purchasing Louisiana and Invading America; The War of 1812 (Revised Schedule)

Before class: Please review the relevant assignments from last week.

Before class, members of the All participants team will need to contribute comments and reflectionsto the course discussion forum. See the discussion forum guidelines as needed.

Some questions or issues to consider:

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. This page was last updated on 03/29/2017.