Updated:  Thursday, February 11, 2016

 

Quarterly Assessment 3

Youtopia Project

 

Did You Know...

 

The 10 Greatest American Presidents:

 

1. Abraham Lincoln

2. Franklin Delano Roosevelt

3. George Washington

4. Thomas Jefferson

5. Theodore Roosevelt

6. Woodrow Wilson

7. Harry S Truman

8. Andrew Jackson

9. Dwight D. Eisenhower

10. James Madison

 

(rated by hundreds of American and European

academics and historians in terms of leadership,

political skill, appointments, accomplishments,

crisis management, character, and integrity)

 

Source: Ridings, William J., and Stuart B. McIver. Rating the Presidents: a Ranking of U.S. Leaders, from the Great and Honorable to the Dishonest and Incompetent. Rev. ed.

New York, NY: Kensington Pub. Corp., 2000. Print.

 

 

 



POLITICAL HISTORY OF THE US

 

Our class is designed to provide you with the analytical skills, factual knowledge and writing abilities necessary to deal effectively with the people, issues, movements and events in the United States's past. Specifically, Political History covers the periods in American History from the Colonial Era to the turn of the 21st Century. The focus is on the structure of the government, the philosophies it embodies and its impact on our nation and the world.

Below and to the right you will find notes, assignments and other materials you will need for class. Please check back frequently for updates.

 

Identifications & Reading List by Unit

from The American Pageant

 

 UNITS 1 & 2: The Constitution, New Republic, & the Federalist Era

     Please print the following and bring to class:


 

 UNITS 3 & 4: Jeffersonian & Jacksonian Democracy

     Please print the following and bring to class:

.pdf files (requires adobe acrobat reader)
IDs & Reading Due: Monday, 3/7/11

 

 

 UNITS 5 & 6: Reconstruction & The Gilded Age

     Please print the following and bring to class:

.pdf files (requires adobe acrobat reader)
IDs & Reading Due: Monday, 3/23/15

 

 UNIT 7: The Roaring 20s

     Please print the following and bring to class:

.pdf files (requires adobe acrobat reader)
IDs & Reading for Gilded Age Due: Tuesday, 4/5/11
IDs & Reading for 1920s Due: Thursday, 4/7/11

 

 

 UNIT 8: The Cold War & Modern American Politics

     Please print the following and bring to class:

.pdf files (requires adobe acrobat reader)

Final Exam Review

 

Post AP: We the People Presentation Project

     Please print the following and bring to class:

.pdf files (requires adobe acrobat reader)

 

useful links:

 

DBQ help & hints

 

 

a ridiculous amount of US History AP information

(this is a link to mr. wingren's website, no sense in reinventing the wheel)

 

chronology of US historical documents

 

100 milestone documents

 

100 greatest speeches