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Unit #5: Madison's and Monroe's Administration - Getting To Know President Monroe
Learning Target: I can EVALUATE the presidency of James Monroe. 

Please complete the steps below to prepare for this assignment:

Follow the directions below.  You will be creating a tab for this assignment after you have added this lesson's learning target to your LiveBinder.
 
1.  Open the "Learning Targets" tab in your LiveBinder.  Copy the learning target above into your LiveBinder.  Be sure to include today's date. 

2.  Next, create a new tab in your LiveBinder titled "Getting To Know President Monroe" for this assignment. 

3.  Now click on "Content" > "Text" > "Text Media" option


Red Activity:

Assignments to Complete:

 Part I: Getting to Know President Monroe

1.  Place the title of this section in your LiveBinder text box: "Part I: Getting To Know President Monroe."

2.  Conduct  an Internet search to find a picture of President James Monroe.  Upload the image to your LiveBinder media box. 

3.  Take a few minutes to watch the History Channel's The Presidents: James Monroe clip.  You should also take some time to explore the resources about President Monroe in boxes 1-4 of the materials
     Be sure to also read a short biography about James Monroe
 
    

4.  Now, in your LiveBinder text box, make a list of at least 10 facts you learned about James Monroe and his presidency. 

5.  Next in your LiveBinder text box, use the information you learned about President Monroe to write a well written paragraph (7-9 sentences) to answer the question below:

     "Why do you think President Monroe was so popular?"

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 Part II: "The Era of Good Feelings"

1.  Place the title of this section in your LiveBinder text box: "Part II: The Era of Good Feelings"

2.  In the years following the War of 1812, Americans for the first time developed a sense of "national identity" or a feeling that for the first time all of the states are united as one country.  People for the first
     time were "proud to be Americans!"  During this time period we see the first truely art and literature.  Americans felt proud of our unique democratic ideas of freedom, equality, and natural rights.    The time 
     that Monroe was president is referred to by historians as "The Era of Good Feelings."  To learn about the "Era of Good Feelings" take some time to explore the resources in boxes 5-8 of the materials.  You
     should pay special attention to the video in box 8.

3.  Make a list of at least 3 reasons why historians refer to the time period that Monroe is President as the Era of Good Feelings

4.  Now in your LiveBinder text box, write a letter to a friend explaining why the Era of Good Feelings was such an exciting time to be an American.  You can use the information you listed above to help you. 

5.  Rock out to Proud to Be An American!

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 Part III: The United States Gains Florida

1.  Place the title of this section in your LiveBinder text box: "Part III: The United States Gains Florida"

2.  One of the major accomplishments during Monroe's Administration was that the United States gained the territoy of Florida.  To learn how Florida became part of the United States, explore the resources in
     boxes 9-11 of  the materials.   You should also read the materials and watch the video about General Andrew Jackson conquest of Florida and the Seminal Wars.  It will also be important for you to learn more
     about a battle that was fought by Jackson's Army at what was known as the Negro Fort. and about the Adams-Onis Treaty that gave the United States the Florida Territory. 

3.  Make a list of at least 10 facts you learned about Andrew Jackson's conquest of Florida in your LiveBinder text box. 

4.  Next in your LiveBinder text box, pretend that you were an American soldier fighting in Jackson's army.  Write a letter home to your mother describing the campaign.  Be sure to use the specific events and
     details you learned from the materials.  

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 Part IV: The Monroe Doctrine

1.  Place the title of this section in your LiveBinder text box: "Part IV: The Monroe Doctrine"

2.  President Monroe is best known for a policy towards other nations known as the Monroe Doctrine.  The Monroe Doctrine was actually created by Monroe's Secretary of State John Quincy Adams.  Explore the
      resources in boxes 12-15 of the materials to learn about the Monroe Doctrine.  You should also read the passage about the Monroe Doctrine to better understand its meaning.   You may also want to see how
      historians define the Monroe Doctrine

3.  Make a list of at least 5 facts you learned about the Monroe Doctrine in your LiveBinder text box. 

4.  Next, work with your group to compose or write your own definition of the Monroe Doctrine based on what you learned.  You can write your own definition of the Monroe Doctrine in your LiveBiner text
      box.

5.  Now it's time to have some fun with primary sources.  Read and analyze the excepts from the actual Monroe Doctrine below and answer the questions in your LiveBinder text box.

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Excerpt #1: The American continents, by the free and independent condition which they have assumed and maintain, are henceforth not to be considered as subjects for future 
                        colonization by any European powers  . . . .

     
Q
uestion A: In the first except, what did President Monroe say to European leaders about their desire to create future colonies in North and South America?

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Excerpt #2: declare that we should consider any attempt on their part to extend their system to any portion of this hemisphere as dangerous to our peace and safety. . .

      Question B:  What do you think President Monroe implies when he says "dangerous to our (U.S.) peace and safety" in the second except. 


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Excerpt #3:  Our policy in regard to Europe … remains the same, which is, not to interfere in the internal concerns of any of its powers . . .      

       Question C: What does Presidents Monroe say about the future involvement of the United States in European affairs in the third except?

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* If time remains, enjoy a high quality PowerPoint about P
resident Monroe.

White Activity:

Assignments to Complete:

Part I: Getting to Know President Monroe

1.  Place the title of this section in your LiveBinder text box: "Part I: Getting To Know President Monroe."

2.  Conduct  an Internet search to find a picture of President James Monroe.  Upload the image to your LiveBinder media box. 

3.  Take a few minutes to watch the History Channel's The Presidents: James Monroe clip.  You should also take some time to explore the resources about President Monroe in boxes 1-4 of the materials
     Be sure to also read a short biography about James Monroe
 
    

4.  Now, in your LiveBinder text box, make a list of at least 10 facts you learned about James Monroe and his presidency.


4.  Make a list of at least 8 facts you learned about President James Monroe in your LiveBinder text box. 

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 Part II: "The Era of Good Feelings"

1.  Place the title of this section in your LiveBinder text box: "Part II: The Era of Good Feelings."

2.  In the years following the War of 1812, Americans for the first time developed a sense of "national identity" or a feeling that for the first time all of the states are united as one country.  People for the first time
     were "proud to be Americans!"  During this time period we see the first truely art and literature.  Americans felt proud of our unique democratic ideas of freedom, equality, and natural rights.  The time that
     Monroe was president is referred to by historians as "The Era of Good Feelings."  Explore the resources in boxes 5-8 of the materials.  You should pay special attention to the video in box 8.

3.  Now examine the online historical definition of the "Era of Good Feelings".  Write a short definition of the "Era of Good Feelings" in your own words in your LiveBinder text box.  

4.  Next, make a list of at least 2 reasons why historians refer to the time period that Monroe is President as the Era of Good Feelings.

5.  Rock out to Proud to Be An American!

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 Part III: The United States Gains Florida

1.  Place the title of this section in your LiveBinder text box: "Part III: The United States Gains Florida"

2.  One of the major accomplishments during Monroe's Administration was that the United States gained the Territory of Florida.  To learn how Florida became part of the United States, explore the resources in
     boxes 9-11 of the materials

3.  You should also read the materials and watch the video about General Andrew Jackson conquest of Florida.  You may also examine the short explanation by reading under the heading titled "Seminal Wars."  It
    
Information about the Negro Fort and the Adams-Onis Treaty will also help you answer the questions below.  Remember if you would like the text read to you you can highlight the text > "control-click" >
      "speech" > "start reading"

4.  Using the information you learned in the resources above, answer the questions below in your LiveBinder text box:

       A.  Before it became part of the United States, Florida belonged to which European nation?

       B.  Which famous American led the US army and invaded Florida to attack the Seminole Indians and British pirates?

       C.  What were the reasons given for the American invasion of Florida?

       D.  What was the name of the treaty that officially made Florida part of the United States?  

       E.  In your opinion, do you believe that Jackson and the United States had the right to invade and take Florida in 1819?  Give at least two reasons to support your answer.

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 Part IV: The Monroe Doctrine

1.  Place the title of this section in your LiveBinder text box: "Part IV: The Monroe Doctrine"

2.  President Monroe is best known for a policy towards other nations known as the Monroe Doctrine.  The Monroe Doctrine was actually created by Monroe's Secretary of State John Quincy Adams.  Explore the
      resources in boxes 12-15 of the materials to learn about the Monroe Doctrine.  You should also read the passage about the Monroe Doctrine to better understand its meaning.   You may also want to see how
      historians define the Monroe Doctrine

3.  Next, work with your group to answer the following questions in your LiveBinder text box:

       A.  Why do you think that President Monroe did not want European nations to set up new colonies in South America? 
 
       B.  Why do you think President Monroe told European nations that the United States would not interfere with events taking place in Europe?

       C.  In your opinion, do you think the Monroe Doctrine was a good idea or a bad idea?  Give at least two reasons to support your answer. 

 
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 * If time remains, enjoy a high quality PowerPoint about President Monroe.

    

Blue Activity:

Assignments to Complete:

 Part I: Getting to Know President Monroe

1.  Place the title of this section in your LiveBinder text box: "Part I: Getting To Know President Monroe."

2.  Conduct  an Internet search to find a picture of President James Monroe.  Upload the image to your LiveBinder media box. 

3.  Take a few minutes to watch the History Channel's The Presidents: James Monroe clip.  You should also take some time to explore the resources about President Monroe in boxes 1-4 of the materials
     Be sure to also read a short biography about James Monroe
 
    

4.  Now, in your LiveBinder text box, make a list of at least 5 facts you learned about James Monroe and his presidency.

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 Part II: "The Era of Good Feelings"

1.  Place the title of this section in your LiveBinder text box: "Part II: The Era of Good Feelings"

2.  In the years following the War of 1812, Americans for the first time developed a sense of "national identity" or a feeling that for the first time all of the states are united as one country.  People for the first
     time were "proud to be Americans!"  During this time period we see the first truely art and literature.  Americans felt proud of our unique democratic ideas of freedom, equality, and natural rights the time that
     Monroe was president is referred to by historians as "The Era of Good Feelings."  Explore the resources in boxes 5-8 of the materials.  You should pay special attention to the video in box 8.

3.  Now examine the online historical definition of the "Era of Good Feelings". 

4.  List at least two reasons why the time when Monroe was president is known as the "Era of Good Feelings" in your LiveBinder text box.

5.  Rock out to Proud to Be An American!

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 Part III: The United States Gains Florida

1.  Place the title of this section in your LiveBinder text box: "Part III: The United States Gains Florida"

2.  One of the major accomplishments during Monroe's Administration was that the United States gained Florida.  To learn how Florida became part of the United States, explore the resources in boxes 9-11 of
     the materials.  You should also read the materials and watch the video about General Andrew Jackson conquest of Florida.  You may also examine the short explanation by reading under the heading titled "
     "Seminal Wars."  It Information about the Negro Fort and the Adams-Onis Treaty will also help you answer the questions below. 

3.  Using the information you learned, answer the questions below in your LiveBinder text box.

       A.  Before it became part of the United States, Florida belonged to which European nation?

       B.  Which famous American led the US army and invaded Florida to attack the Seminole Indians and British pirates?

       C.  What were the reasons given for the American invasion of Florida?

       D.  What was the name of the treaty that officially made Florida part of the United States?

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 Part IV: The Monroe Doctrine

1.  Place the title of this section in your LiveBinder text box: "Part IV: The Monroe Doctrine"

2.  President Monroe is best known for a policy towards other nations known as the Monroe Doctrine.  The Monroe Doctrine was actually created by Monroe's Secretary of State John Quincy Adams.  Explore the
      resources in boxes 12-15 of the materials to learn about the Monroe Doctrine.  You should also read the passage about the Monroe Doctrine to better understand its meaning.   You may also want to see how
      historians define the Monroe Doctrine

3.  After learning about the Monroe Doctrine, answer the following question in your LiveBinder text box:

      Why do you think that President Monroe did not want European nations to set up new colonies in South America? 


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 * If time remains, enjoy a high quality PowerPoint about President Monroe.

    



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