One Pager Assignment For Us History

APUSH Unit Resources

Summer Assignments

  Overall Instructions (2 pages)
  1. Contract
            signature page - will be handed out in class
  2. American Colonies response log instructions
       American Colonies worksheet
  3. America's History textbook scans:
         Part 1 (pp. 2-5)        Ch. 1 (pp. 8, 35-36)       
         Ch. 2 (part 1)    Ch. 2 (part 2)    Ch. 2 (part 3)    Ch. 2 (part 4)
         Template for textbook notes (print or copy on binder paper)
  4. Gilder-Lehrman essay: "The Americas to 1620"
      Gilder- Lehrman essay: "The Columbian Exchange"
      Columbian Exchange organizer & instructions
      Gilder-Lehrman AP US History Study Guide: Period 1 Video
                        (just watch- 8 minutes- no notes) 
5. Timeline instructions - are on the Overall Instructions (above)
       IF YOU DON'T HAVE THE TIMELINE BLANK: Still refer to the overall instructions, but just use a couple of blank pieces of printer paper taped together to create a long page. (We handed out legal size paper, which is 14 inches long.) Down the left hand side, create a timeline like a ruler, starting with 1490 near the top, marking and labeling 10 years for every inch, ending at 1610 near the bottom.) Place your events and illustrations next to the appropriate years. (You need 10 TOTAL, and they might not be evenly spread out - it depends when they happened.)

After the Fact XCR Assignment

Unit 1 Resources

Unit 2 Resources

  Unit 2 Standards
Colonial Regions (for Unit Two Map)
NEW ENGLAND: Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island (Maine was just settled along the coast, and was part of Massachusetts; Vermont was not a colony, and was claimed by both New Hampshire & New York).
MIDDLE: New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, & Delaware.
UPPER SOUTH: Maryland & Virginia.
LOWER SOUTH: North & South Carolina, & Georgia

 "America's True History of Religious Tolerance" (Smithsonian)

William Bradford

A brief (but good) discussion of Roger Williams, and Anne Hutchinson.

Roger Williams & the First Baptist Church in America

King Philip's War

A one-paragraph overview of the First Great Awakening.  Click on the "Background" tab for a one-page summary.

*Another good summary of the (First) Great Awakening.  (Compare here to the Second Great Awakening.)

 *First Great Awakening ppt 

Ben Franklin on George Whitefield

A collection of George Whitefield sermons!

"Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God," Jonathan Edwards (1741)
     (scroll down to p. 5 on original source - p. 8 of e-document)

An incredible site dealing with the Trial of John Peter Zenger.

PBS: Africans in America: 1450 - 1750
 XCR"The Terrible Transformation"
        Scroll down to the section titled "From Indentured Servitude
        to Racial Slavery." (Choose any one source to look at, write 1/2 page of notes/reflection and include in your summary packet for 3 pts XCR)

  The Stono Rebellion

John Green's Crash Course US History (short videos)
    #2: When is Thanksgiving? Colonizing America
    #3: The Natives & the English
XCR #4: The Quakers, the Dutch, & the Ladies( 3 pts XCR if you include a half page of bullet notes on this one in your summary packet)
    #5: The Seven Years War & the Great Awakening
               (The 7 Years War is in Unit 3, but the G.A. is in this unit.)

Unit 3 Resources

Unit 3 Standards

 A map showing the Proclamation Line of 1763.

HERE is an online map you can look at to help you with the
Unit 3 Map of the US in 1783.

* The best place to get help with your Graphic Organizer is HERE.  Scroll down to the pages that you need.  From any page, you can use the arrows to go back and forth to other pages.

The story of  The Paxton Boys  (read, bullet notes, brief reflection)
     3 pts XCR in Summary Packet

Road to the Revolution ppt

The Second Continental Congress

Click HERE for a good overview of the start of the Revolutionary War.       (From this page, you can navigate back and forth in time.)

The Model Treaty (1776)

French Assistance in the Revolutionary War

* Revolutionary War PPT  Not fancy, but helps with graphic organizer.

 PBS: Africans in America: 1750 - 1805:   "The Revolutionary War"

Causes of the American Revolution graphic, by Logan Hamlyn

* Amazing overview of Women & the American Revolution
     Use this for the graphic organizer box on this topic.

* Women of the Revolutionary Era - selected one-page biographies

 The Indians' War of Independence (Gilder-Lehrman)

Joseph Brant  (source 1)    (source 2)
           Be sure to look at BOTH sources!
Treaty of Fort Stanwix (1784) (source 1)     (source 2)
           Be sure to look at BOTH sources!

Tom Richey's American Revolution Page:
   Useful for your graphic organizer!  
   A Long Train of Abuses and Usurpations ppt
   Legacies of the American Revolution ppt

Treaty of Paris (1783)

Foreign Trade (with China) after the Revolution
     (read, bullet notes, brief reflection)
     3 pts XCR in Summary Packet

Shays' Rebellion

Crevecoeur & Tocqueville

Land Ordinance of 1785

Northwest Ordinance (1787)

*Go to and scroll down to the table of contents (which is in outline form).  Click on each of the following pages, and read it.  List each page you visit (by outline number/letter and title), and just take 2 or 3 bullet notes of things you want to remember. 
    12.a.b.c.d.    13.d.e.f.g.    14.a.b.c.d.    15.a.b.c.d.   
    1 pt. XCR in Summary Packet for each page - 16 total possible

Introduction to the Antifederalists
The Antifederalist Papers

 * Washington's First Inaugural Address
Washington's Talk to the Chiefs & Counselors of the Seneca Nation (1790)
GW's Proclamation Against Crimes Against the Cherokee Nation (1792)
GW's Talk to the Cherokee Nation (1796)
 *Washington's Farewell Address
Overview of Washington's Administration

 Integrity ppt

*Selection of Site for the National Capital (ppt)
            (view, bullet notes, brief reflection)
            2 pts XCR in Summary Packet

***Tracing the Bank War, Part 1

*  Jefferson's Notes on the State of Virginia (excerpt) (1785)

* Jefferson's Letter to Washington (Feb. 1791)
 * Hamilton's Report on Manufactures (Dec. 1791)

The Alien & Sedition Acts
  (an amazing link to the Library of Congress archives!)

The Virginia & Kentucky Resolutions  (separate links)
and a paragraph summary HERE
 The Quasi-War (1798-1800)

John Green's Crash Course US History (short videos)
   #5: The Seven Years War & the Great Awakening
               (The 7 Years War is in Unit 3; the G.A. is in Unit 2.)
    #6: Taxes & Smuggling: Prelude to Revolution
    #7: Who Won the American Revolution?
    #8: The Constitution, the Articles, & Federalism
     #9: Where US Politics Came From

2004 DBQ Student Samples

Unit 4 Resources

Unit 4 Standards

*Election of 1800! (very important)

Presidential Speeches Worksheet   (just print the first page;
       you will use only two rows of the worksheet)
* Jefferson's First Inaugural Address - print, read, fill in worksheet
* Jackson's First Inaugural Address - print, read, fill in worksheet

Jefferson's Danbury Baptist letter (no link yet)

*Tracing the Bank War, Part 1
*Tracing the Bank War, Part 2
*Tracing the Bank War, Part 3
*Tracing the Bank War, Part 4

War of 1812 from Canada's perspective.  Click HERE to go to the Canadian government's page commemorating the War of 1812.  Read the Introduction to the War (the page that pops up), and then the Summary of the End of the War (linked on the left side). Take 1/3 page of notes on each, and write a brief reflection about what you learned at the bottom of the page.  (3 pts XCR in Summary Packet)

Washington's Talk to the Chiefs & Counselors of the Seneca Nation (1790)
GW's Proclamation Against Crimes Against the Cherokee Nation (1792)
GW's Talk to the Cherokee Nation (1796)
Jefferson's Address to Brother Handsome Lake (1802)
TJ's Secret Message to Congress on Indian Policy (1803)
TJ's Address to the Chiefs of the Cherokee Nation (1808)
Andrew Jackson's Indian Removal Act Speech
There is not a document #8.

The Cherokee Trail of Tears
Ralph Waldo Emerson's Cherokee Removal Letter

An account of The Amistad Case

Henry Clay Speech on the Gains of the War of 1812
Henry Clay's American System Speech 

Maysville Road Veto (1832)

The C&O Canal (a 30-minute video)  FIXED!
(watch & take notes - 5 pts XCR)
And here is The Ballad of Jesse Hawley, father of the Erie Canal (a 5-min YouTube video with pictures)

PBS: Africans in America: 1791-1831: "Brotherly Love"

*** Highly recommended:
Era of Good Feelings: This will take you to the site, and a good one-page review.  From there, you can click the "BACK" and "NEXT" buttons at the top to go to different pages. There are several pages about Jacksonian Democracy. There are many pages here that will also help you with your summary packet & essay preps.  And it is good for general review for the multiple choice exam.

Antebellum Reform Pamphlet instructions

Hudson River School
Second Great Awakening & Transcendentalists

Antebellum Reformers, Part 1 ppt
Antebellum Reformers, Part 2 ppt
Antebellum Reformers, Part 3 ppt

Seneca Falls Declaration of Sentiments 

Crevecoeur & de Tocqueville

John Green's Crash Course US History videos:
 #10: Thomas Jefferson & His Democracy  • 3 pts. xcr
                - notes in summary pkt
 #11: The War of 1812
 #12: The Market Revolution  • 3 pts. xcr - notes in summary pkt
 #14: The Age of Jackson  • 3 pts. xcr - notes in summary pkt
 #15: Nineteenth Century Reforms (pretty much the first half)
 #16: Women in the Nineteenth Century (through Seneca Falls)

Unit 5 Resources

  Unit 5 Standards

Colored Conventions!  Read the brief overview; take a couple of notes; then choose any THREE conventions to read about and take a few notes on each one. Write a paragraph summary about colored conventions.
5 pts XCR in summary packet.

Frederick Douglass, "Address to the Colored People of the United States"
    (1848)  Read; write a paragraph summary AND a paragraph reflection.
    2  pts XCR in summary packet.

The Diary of Kate Dunlap   (worksheet)

Amelia Bloomer reading (just read & take bullet notes - maybe 1/2 page)

*Path to Civil War: Failed Attempts at Compromise ppt

       Graphic organizer: Path to Civil War: Failed Attempts at

Sectionalism summary -- from another APUSH teacher's website :)

Lincoln's Eulogy of Henry Clay (1852)  3 pts XCRin summary packet.
     (read, bullet notes, short paragraph response)

Frederick Douglass's speech on the Dred Scott decision (1857)
     (If you don't want to read the whole speech, you can come see me
     for a simplified version.)

Quick overview of the Origins of the Republican Party.  (Also, you can find out who suggested that name.)  Just read it and list three things you learned. Trivia is ok. 2  pts XCR in summary packet.

 "Brown's Raid on Harper's Ferry"
1. Read this article on the Harper's Ferry raid and the events leading up to it, take a few bullet notes on the key events, and write a paragraph summary.  (2017 - you already did this part. Just skip to #2.)

2. Secession Era Editorials Project:  John Brown's Raid
       (Choose 7 editorials to read - make sure some are from the North
        & some are from the South - for each, indicate title of newspaper,
        city of publication, & date - then give a short paragraph summary.)
Total Slave Population by decade: CHART

John Brown Trial resources:
Background on John Brown's Raid on Harper's Ferry

And HERE is a day-to-day summary of the trial, with all the witnesses listed & their testimony recorded.  A great resource for attorneys!

Yale Avalon Project:  Life, Trial & Execution of John Brown
 This is an account of the trial. If you open the document, then open the search feature (on a Mac, simply type Command F), you can type in the name of your witness and find any references to his actual testimony.

Another GREAT resource for the John Brown Trial!!  Click HERE.

Click HERE for a list of the witnesses.

Historical perspective on John Brown, from the West Virginia Archives and History

Harper's Weekly cartoons (home page)
    Election of 1860 cartoons


American Spirit readings:  Write the titles, authors and dates, and take brief notes on each.  Be prepared to discuss what each has to do with the major issues of the time. 
       (You will need to come into class and use an American Spirit
        book; the scans below are of different readings.)

     Tracing Lincoln's Evolving Views on Slavery & Race
     (print or copy on binder paper, if you don't have one already)
Scan of American Spirit readings  (The first three items on the worksheet; refer to the pages on the worksheet to guide you.)

Lincoln's Cooper Union Address (1859)  (This is the full speech - you probably already got what you need from the American Spirit excerpt, but if you're a history fan or you're trying for a 5 on the AP exam, or you just like good writing, you might want to look at this.)

HW: Lincoln's First Inaugural Address (1861)
Greeley's  "Prayer of the 20 Millions" & Lincoln's reply (1862)
Lincoln's Address to Congress (1862)
Emancipation Proclamation (1863)
Letter to Albert Hodges (1864)
Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address (1865)
Lincoln's Last Speech (1865)

Oooooh!  Key Events & Battles of the Civil War  (a chart created by Greg Feldmeth, who also creates the Question of the Day)

Ken Burns' Civil War Series website - with resources

African-Americans in the Civil War
Black Soldiers in the Civil War

Native Americans in the Civil War (one-page overview)
Native Americans in the Civil War (virtual museum - you can also navigate to other "galleries")

Newspaper Ads from the 1800s (this page 1864)

"The Do-Everything Congress"  (37th Congress, 1861-63)
The Homestead Act

Chinese-Americans during the Civil War?  (really??)  We are just looking for an overview of their role in society during this time period.  Use these resources, and just read a few paragraphs from each:
    Historian (Ruthanne Lum McCunn) Recounts Role of Chinese-
        Americans in US Civil War summary
    Short You-Tube video on the subject (6 minutes)
    Workers of the Central Pacific (transcontinental) Railroad summary

"Emancipation" review paragraph (from the GiantAHAPReview)

"Who Freed the Slaves?" Barbara Fields Essay

*The Colbert Report (really!): Historian Eric Foner
     discusses Lincoln and Emancipation (6 minutes)

*Jon Stewart: "Denunciation Proclamation"

The Wade-Davis Bill (note that while Congress passed it, Lincoln pocket-vetoed it, but it was pretty much enacted after his assassination)

"Reconstruction" summary (from the GiantAHAPReview)

Reconstruction Plans Comparison

* on Reconstruction
     (2 pts per page - start at 35 and use the "next" button at the top
      of the page to go to 35a, 35b, 35c, 35d - so 10 pts total xcr)

"Reconstruction" by Frederick Douglass.  (An essay in Atlantic magazine, 1866)  half page reflection: 3 pts xcr in Summary Pkt

 Rachel Maddow on Reconstruction (11/23/16): 
    Just watch  0:00:39 – 0:10:25  (so 10 minutes)

Harper's WeeklyAbraham Lincoln cartoons

Jim Crow & the KKK

 THIS IS ONE OF THE DOCUMENTS YOU NEED TO READ FOR FRIDAY. (THE OTHER IS ONLY AVAILABLE AS A HANDOUT.) For each, take a few bullet notes and write a 1-2 sentence summary/reflection.
    The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson (The History

      Extra credit:
      Impeachment of Andrew Johnson
       Read/take notes on EACH of the four links under "Key Political  
       Issues Affecting the Impeachment."
      4 pts XCR in summary packet.

   Impeachment of A. Johnson Doc. Study Worksheet (see below for
        the cartoons that go with it)

   Election of 1876 Doc. Study Worksheet (see below for the cartoons
        that go with it)
     Hayes-Tilden Campaign Banners & Cartoons
            (Click HERE to see a list of which of the cartoons to use)

     Election 0f 1876 (Hayes v. Tilden) Overview
                  (just the 1st page - if you are curious, or course look at
                    the remaining pages)
    Compromise of 1877  (just the introductory paragraph)

John Green Crash Course #22
         (Reconstruction and 1876). Watch the whole video, but take notes
         just on the Compromise of 1877 - he calls it the Bargain of 1877 -
         during the last few minutes of the video.  
         3 pts XCR in summary packet.

Unit 6 Resources

AP US HISTORY - Biography Assignment Format

1 - Each Biography must be completed on a word processor; (size 12 font); double-spaced; one (1) inch margins (top, botton, left, right); consist of a minimum of 700 words.  Students are to display a "word count" on the bibliography page.


2 - Each Biography must include the following subtopics - clearly labeled, centered, underlined (size 20 font), and each on a separate page - in this specific order:

Early Life, Childhood - there may be more or less in this area depending on topic.

Education/Family Life

Career Accomplishments - notable accomplishments, including military service, political career, etc.

Later Life and/or Death

Personal Narrative - a detailed summary of what you learned about the person; not more facts, but the impact that writing on the person had on you personally.  Must be a minimum of 100 words.


3 - Each Biography must include a title page in this specific order, centered - as follows:


                                                                    Subject's name - (size 40 font)


                                                                                (Photo of Subject)


                                                                                 Student's name - (size 14 font)


4 - Each Biography must include a simple bibliography (size 14 font) with a minimum of three (3) sources.



5 - Each Biography assignment must be in written form with complete sentences.  (no 'bullet points'. etc.)


6 - Each Biography assignment must be three-hole punched before submitted - a three-hole punch is available in the classroom.


7 - Biography assignments are due on the date specified and will not be accepted late for full credit.  Biography assignments will be accepted within one (1) school day and will be graded at 50%.   Failure to turn in a Biography assignment by the late deadline will result in a grade of "0."

If a student is absent the day the Biography assignment is due, it is expected that the student will have a friend or parent turn in his/her paper by 4:00 pm on the date dur for full credit.

If a student knows in advance they will be absent on the due date, including extra-curricular activities, it is required the assignment be turned in prior to the student's departure.

Biography assignments are worth 50 points.






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