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8th Grade US History 2011 -2012

Early Exploration and Settlement (Beginnings-1700’s) August/September
Paleo-Indians
Migration
Hunter-gatherers
Culture
Joint stock company
Christopher Columbus
Ferdinand Magellan
Northwest Passage
Columbian Exchange
Conquistadors
Hernan Cortez
Moctezuma II
Francisco Pizarro
Junipero Serra
Econmienda system
Plantations
Protestant Reformation
Protestants
Spanish Armada
Inflation

The English Colonies (1605-1744) September

Jamestown
John Smith
Pocahontas
Indentured servants
Bacon’s Rebellion
Toleration Act of 1649
Slave codes
Puritans
Pilgrims
Immigrants
Mayflower Compact
Squanto
John Winthrop
Anne Hutchinson
Quakers
William Penn
Staple Crops
English Bill of Rights
Triangular trade
Middle Passage
Great Awakening
Enlightenment
Samuel Adams
Committees of Correspondence
Stamp Act of 1765
Boston Massacre
Tea Act
Boston Tea Party
Intolerable Acts

The American Revolution (1774-1783) October

Frist Continental Congress
Minutemen
Redcoats
Second Continental Congress
George Washington
Battle of Bunker Hill
Thomas Paine and Common Sense
Thomas Jefferson
Declaration of Independence
Patriots
Loyalists
Battle of Trenton
Battle of Saratoga
Winter at Valley Forge
Guerrilla Warfare
Battle of Yorktown
The Treaty of Paris

Forming a Government (1777-1791) October/November

Magna Carta
English Bill of Rights
Constitution
Articles of Confederation
Ratification
Northwest Ordinance
Northwest Territory
Tariffs
Interstate commerce
Shay’s Rebellion
Constitutional Convention
James Madison
Virginia Plan
Great Compromise
Popular Sovereignty
Federalism
Legislative branch
Executive branch
Judicial branch
Checks and balances
Antifederalists
George Mason
Federalists
Amendments
Bill of Rights

Citizenship and Constitution (1787-Present) November

Federal system
Impeach
Veto
Executive orders
Pardons
James Madison
Majority rule
Petition
Search warrant
Due process
Indict
Eminent domain
Naturalized citizen
Deport
Draft

Launching the Nation (1789-1800) November/December

Electoral college
Precedent
Judiciary Act of 1789
Alexander Hamilton
National debt
Bonds
Speculators
Bank of the United States
French Revolution
Neutrality Proclamation
Privateers
Jay’s Treaty
Pickney’s Treaty
Battle of Fallen Timbers
Treaty of Greenville
Whiskey Rebellion
Political parties
Federalist Party
Democratic-Republican Party
XYZ Affair
Alien and Sedition Acts

The Jefferson Era (1800-1815) December/January

The Election of 1800
Marbury v. Madison
Judicial Review
The Louisiana Purchase
Napoleon Bonaparte
Meriwether Lewis
William Clark
Sacagawea
Zebulon Pike
USS Constitution
Impressment
The Embargo Act
Non-Intercourse Act
The Battle of Tippecanoe
The War Hawks
The War of 1812

A New National Identity (1812-1830) January

Rush-Bagot Agreement
Convention of 1818
Monroe Doctrine
Nationalism
American System
Era of Good Feelings
Sectionalism
Missouri Compromise
Election of 1824
The Erie Canal
Hudson River School

The Age of Jackson (1828-1840) January/February

Jacksonian Democracy
Election of 1828
Spoils system
Tariff of Abominations
Nullification crisis
Daniel Webster
Whig Party
Panic of 1837
Indian Removal Act
Trail of Tears

Expanding West (1800-1855) February

John Jacob Astor
Mountain men
The Oregon Trail
The Santa Fe Trail
The Texas Revolution
Battle at the Alamo
The Mexican American War
Manifest Destiny
The Californios
The Bear Flag revolt
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
Gadsen Purchase
The California Gold Rush
Donner Party
Forty-niners
Prospect
Placer miners

The New Republic February/March

The North (1790-1860)
The Industrial Revolution
Textiles
Samuel Slater
Eli Whitney
Interchangeable parts
Mass production
Rhode Island System
The Lowell System
Trade unions
Strikes
The Transportation Revolution
Steamboat Era
Gibbons v. Ogden
American Railroads
Samuel F.B. Morse
Telegraph
Morse Code
John Deere
Isaac Singer

The South (1790-1860)
Growth of the Cotton Industry
Eli Whitney
Cotton Gin
Cotton Belt
Cotton Trade
Cash Crops
Nat Turner’s Rebellion

New Movements in America (1815-1850) March

Irish Potato Famine
Failed German Revolution
Anti-Immigrantion Movements
Middle class
Tenements
Transcendentalism
Utopian communities
American Romanticism
Nathanial Hawthorn
Edgar Allen Poe
Emily Dickenson
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Walt Whitman
Abolition
The Underground Railroad
Women’s Rights
Sojourner Truth
Seneca Falls Convention
Declaration of Sentiments

A Divided Nation (1848-1860) April

Popular sovereignty
Sectionalism
Free-Soil Party
Compromise of 1850
Fugitive Slave Act
Election of 1852
The Kansas-Nebraska Act
Dred Scott Decision
Lincoln-Douglas Debates
Secession
Confederate States of America

The Civil War (1861-1865) April/May

Fort Sumter
Union and Confederate Soldiers
Bull Run
Manassas
Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson
Robert E. Lee
Battle of Antietam
Ironclads
Ulysses S. Grant
Siege of Vicksburg
Emancipation Proclamation
Copperheads
Habeas Corpus
Battle of Gettysburg
Gettysburg Address
Appomattox Courthouse


Reconstruction (1865-1877) May/June

Ten Percent Plan
Thirteenth Amendment
Freedman’s Bureau
Black Codes
Radical Republicans
Civil Rights Act of 1866
Fourteenth Amendment
Reconstruction Acts
Impeachment
Fifteenth Amendment
Ku Klux Klan
Panic of 1873
Election of 1876
Compromise of 1877
Segregation
Jim Crow laws
Plessy v. Ferguson
Sharecropping


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