5/20/14

US HISTORY:

(period 1, 2):

Document A Questions:

First Read-through: Do you think Hamilton is in favor or against the purchase of Louisiana? (cite evidence)

Close-Read: How does Hamilton feel about Jefferson’s involvement? (cite evidence)

Close-Read: What is Hamilton’s attitude about the acquisition of New Orleans? (cite evidence) How does Hamilton feel about the rest of the territory? (cite evidence)

Make Connections: Explain the difference in attitude towards New Orleans and the rest of the territory. Review the core values of the federalists to help you cite your evidence.

Document A:

“The purchase of New Orleans is essential to the peace and prosperity of our Western country, and opens a free and valuable market to our commercial states.

This purchase will probably make it seem like Mr. Jefferson is brilliant. Any man, however, who possesses any amount of intelligence, will easily see that the purchase is the result of lucky coincidences and unexpected circumstances and not the result of any wise or thoughtful actions on the part of Jefferson’s administration.

As to the vast region west of the Mississippi, it is a wilderness with numerous tribes of Indians. And when we consider the present territory of the United States, and that not one-sixteenth is yet under occupation, the possibility that this new purchase will be a place of actual settlement seems unlikely.

If our own citizens do eventually settle this new land, it would weaken our country and central government. On the whole, we can honestly say that this purchase is at best extremely problematic.”

–Alexander Hamilton

(period 4, 7):

Finishing Document A from Yesterday.

Beginning Document B today. First Read-through:

Between the two letters, what is the general attitude about Louisiana and Jefferson? (cite evidence)

Close-Read King’s letter:

  • “Since slavery is legal and exists in Louisiana, and the treaty states that we must protect the property of the inhabitants, won’t we be forced to admit the new states as slave states?” How exactly will the admission of Louisiana to the Union promote the spread of slavery?
  • “Doing so will worsen the problem of unequal representation from slave and free states.” How will the spread of slavery affect representation (8.7-8.8) between slave and free states in Congress? (cite evidence)

Make Connections: What similarities can you find between Pickering and Hamilton writings concerning their attitudes about Jefferson? (cite evidence)

Document B:

Rufus King (diplomat-politician) to Timothy Pickering, November 4, 1803

“According to the Constitution, Congress may admit new states. But can the President sign treaties forcing Congress to do so?

According to the Louisiana Treaty, the territory must be formed into states and admitted into the Union. Will Congress be allowed to set any rules for their admission? Since slavery is legal and exists in Louisiana, and the treaty states that we must protect the property of the inhabitants, won’t we be forced to admit the new states as slave states? Doing so will worsen the problem of unequal representation from slave and free states.”

 

Timothy Pickering (diplomat-politician) to Rufus King, March 4, 1804

“I am disgusted with the men who now rule us. The coward at the head [Jefferson] is like a French revolutionary. While he talks about humanity, he enjoys the utter destruction of his opponents. We have too long witnessed his general wickedness—his cruel removals of faithful officers and the substitution of corruption and immorality for honesty.”

WORLD STUDIES:

3rd period:

1. Watch the video and take notes only on what you see. Describe the visual images that show the effects of urban sprawl.

2. Watch the video again. Now listen to what is said. Take notes on the following questions:

• What problems occur to water, electricity and phone lines, including traffic and the cost of land, as the city rapidly spreads outward?

• How much waste does Mexico City produce each day?

• Why didn’t the city build up, instead of continuing to build outward?

• How is “redensification” helping to solve this problem?

8th period: Finishing posters and presentations.

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