September 16 - Random videos and test essay questions:

Battle of Saratoga

Valley Forge

Take a walk on the Freedom Trail.

Mayflower Barn.

Test Essays: eFlash cards and video reviews can be found on the navbar to the right.

1. Explain how the Constitution reflected continuity and change when considering the Articles of Confederation.
2. Explain short-term and long-term causes of the American Revolution, as well as the short-term and long-term effects.
3. Compare and contrast similarities and differences regarding the colonial period to that of the new United States.



September 6 -

You found the web page! Below is the syllabus for the next few weeks. This page gets updated frequently, and will give you a syllabus, some links, my thoughts, advice, pictures, and occasional review material. You can check out flashcards and youtube videos to help you review:


Paper 1 - George Washington ... 3 pages (all papers this year should be double spaced and 12 pt Times New Roman). The packet contains both the story of Washington at the French and Indian War, and his later Revolutionary War endeavors. Feel free to draw upon other information from the texbook, but MOST of your argument should reflect the packet.

Question: Evaluate continuity and change regarding the character of George Washington from 1754-1799.

Paper 2 - 4 pages. Use two packets (Ben Franklin and the Documents on Federalist/Anti-Federalists)

Question: Evaluate similarities and differences concerning the arguments and beliefs of Federalists and Anti-Federalists leading up to ratification of the Constitution.



September 6 - First Day

September 7/8 - Political Spectrum and Colonies

September 11 - Virginia and New England; Read, 31-33, 42-57

September 12/13 - The Great Awakening, Colonial Legislatures; 62-76, 86-95, and Zenger Trial Reading.

September 14 - French and Indian War, Revolution Causes; 107-127

September 15/18 - Read Revolution; 128-155  Washington Paper is Due!

September 19 - Articles of Confederation; 160-169

September 20/25 - Constitution; 170-179

September 26 - Crash Course on Government … You MUST have read your government packet by now.

September 27/28 - Discussion, and Paper on “Bundle of Compromises” is due.

September 29- Test

October 3 -  Hamilton and Political Parties; 182-192