Robert Kennedy's  United States History Class

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Unit Two
Revolutionary Years
1760s-1800

“Lincoln once said that America was founded on a proposition that was written by Jefferson in 1776. We are really founded on an argument about what that proposition means.” 

--Joseph J. Ellis

Chapter Five: The Making of a Nation 1763-1776


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Chapter Six: The Declaration Of Independence 

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Chapter Seven:  Articles of Confederation v. Constitution and Federalism 

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Chapter Eight: A New Nation Of Freedom and Slavery

Watch the following film and the assigned reading and respond to the following:

 

After reviewing the videos and text below, identify the conditions of African Americans as members of oppressed class and how did their condition shaped colonial, revolutionary America, and the early Republic  by the following factors: the Great Awakening, the Plantation System, the American Revolution, the war itself, the British Empire, and the U.S. Constitution, the Cotton Revolution,  Slave revolts, Thomas Jefferson, and Andrew Jackson.  

 

Response should be 5-8 paragraphs (750-1000 words)


Required Material