Social Studies - 2018-19
VUS.6c - War of 1812
The student will apply social science skills to understand major events in Virginia and United States history during the first half of the nineteenth century by
c) assessing the political and economic changes that occurred during this period, with emphasis on James Madison and the War of 1812;
Unit Essential Questions
How does the environment and geography impact our lives?
To what extent does the American economy shape the American experience?
What are the duties and privileges of American citizenship?
How does the US Constitution shape our lives as Americans?
UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD
The second war with Britain had lasting political and economic consequences as American nationalism and economic production greatly increased.
War of 1812
British interference with American shipping and the American desire for western expansionism fueled the call for a declaration of war.
Federalists, in opposition to Madison’s war resolution and to the war effort, met at the Hartford Convention and discussed secession.
Following the outcomes of the War of 1812, the Federalists were viewed as unpatriotic and treasonous, which ultimately led to the demise of the political party.
The war led to the departure of thousands of enslaved African Americans to British forces, resulting in enhanced American efforts to prevent future foreign invasions (e.g., Fort Monroe).
Economic impact of the War of 1812
A market revolution emerged following the War of 1812, which transformed the American economy through
o transportation improvements in canals and railroads
o agricultural improvements such as the cotton gin and mechanical reaper
o industrial innovations, including textile mills
o communication improvements, including the telegraph.
Many of these internal improvements were funded by tariffs through the American System.
|Terms & Events||People||Places||Supreme Court Cases|
Bank of the United States
Peaceful transfer of power
War of 1812
Florida(treaty with Spain)
Branches of government
Levels of government
Lewis and Clark
| Marbury v. Madison|
McCulloch v. Maryland
Gibbons v. Ogden