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Unit #4: First Presidents - Jefferson and The Embargo of 1807
Learning Target: I can EVALUATE the success of Thomas Jefferson's Embargo of 1807.

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.  Create a new tab in your LiveBinder titled "Jefferson and The Embargo of 1807". 

3.  Now copy and paste the assignment direction's page URL: http://www.mrgigliotti.com/revamp%20January%202015_Thomas_Jefferson_and_The_Embargo_of_1807.htm into the "Enter URL" box at the top of
     the "Jefferson and the Embargo of 1807" tab. 
 
4.  Next create a subfolder in your LiveBinder called "My Activity."  Now click on "content" > "text" > "text-media" option.


Red Activity:

Assignments to Complete:

 Part I: Analyzing a Primary Source

1.  In your LiveBinder text box place the following title for this section: "Part I: Analyzing A Primary Source"

2.  Sr. Sako's favorite president is Thomas Jefferson.  Take a moment to email Sr. Sako at least three facts you have learned so far about Thomas Jefferson's presidency. (sakom@parmacityschools.org)

3.  Conduct an Internet search to define the following term: "Political Cartoon."  Type the term and the definition in your LiveBinder text box.  

4.  Conduct your own Internet search to find the answers to the following questions below.  Your answers will assist you in analyzing the political cartoon in #4.  Type your answers in your LiveBinder text box.

     A.  Who was President of the United States in 1807?

     B.  Who was the king of England in 1807?

     C.  Who was the leader of France in 1807?


5.  Explore the political cartoon below.  You can also find this cartoon in box 24 of the materials.  Analyzing the cartoon will help you understand Thomas Jefferson and the Embargo of 1807.    

    
   


6.  After looking at the political cartoon, do your best to answer the questions below in your LiveBinder text box:

     A.  Who do you think is the central figure in this cartoon?

     B.  Who to you believe the figure on the right represents?  Who to you believe the figure on the left represents?

     C.  This cartoon attempts to represent the interaction of three nations.  Which three nations do you believe are being represented in this cartoon?

     D.  Explain what is happening to the central figure in this cartoon?  What is the central figure able to do or not do in this cartoon?

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 Part II: The Embargo of 1807


1.  In your LiveBinder text box place the following title for this section: "Part II: The Embargo of 1807."

2.  Conduct an Internet search to define the following terms: "impressment," "embargo," and the "Embargo Act of 1807."   Type the terms and the definitions in your LiveBinder text box.

3.  Now explore boxes 26 and 29 in the materials.  Make a list of at least 8 facts in your LiveBinder text box about the Embargo of 1807. 

    

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 Part III: Was The Embargo of 1807 A Success Or A Failure?

1.  In your LiveBinder text box place the following title for this section: "Part III: Was The Embargo of 1807 A Success Or A Failure?"


2.  Next explore the political cartoon below and in box 29 of the materials.  In your LiveBinder text box, write a description in 30 words or less, explaining what is taking place in this cartoon.
    
     * What does this cartoon say about the Embargo of 1807?

   

3.  Next in your LiveBinder text box, write a well written paragraph (7-9 sentences) answering the following question:

     "Based on what you have learned, Was President Jefferson's Embargo of 1807 a good way to handle U.S. trade while England and France were at war?

       Be sure to use facts from the  materials and from your notes to defend your answer.  In other words was Jefferson's Embargo of 1807 good or bad for the United States?

 
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* If you have some extra time?  Enjoy Mr. Gigliotti's golden voice talking about  Jefferson's Adm. - 2nd Term

* Would you like to see a PowerPoint presentation about Jefferson's Administration?

    

White Activity:

Assignments to Complete:

Part I: Analyzing a Primary Source

1.  In your LiveBinder text box place the following title for this section: "Part I: Analyzing A Primary Source"

2.  Sr. Sako's favorite president is Thomas Jefferson.  Take a moment to email Sr. Sako at least two facts you have learned so far about Thomas Jefferson's presidency. (sakom@parmacityschools.org)

3.  Conduct an Internet search to define the following term: "Political Cartoon."  Type the term and the definition in your LiveBinder text box.  

4.  Conduct your own Internet search to find the answers to the following questions below.  Your answers will assist you in analyzing the political cartoon in #4.  Type your answers in your LiveBinder text box.

     A.  Who was President of the United States in 1807?

     B.  Who was the king of England in 1807?

     C.  Who was the leader of France in 1807?


5.  Explore the political cartoon below.  You can also find this cartoon in box 24 of the materials.  Analyzing the cartoon will help you understand Thomas Jefferson and the Embargo of 1807.    

    

6.  In your LiveBinder text box, answer the following questions:

     A.  Who do you think is in the middle of this cartoon?

     B.  What country do you think the person on the right represents? 

     C. What country do you think the person on the left represents? 

     D.  Explain what is happening to the person in the middle of this cartoon? 

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 Part II: The Embargo of 1807


1.  In your LiveBinder text box place the following title for this section: "Part II: The Embargo of 1807."

2.  Conduct an Internet search to define the following terms: "impressment" and the "Embargo Act of 1807."   Type the terms and the definitions in your LiveBinder text box.

3.  Now explore boxes 26 and 29 in the materials.  Make a list of at least 5 facts in your LiveBinder text box about the Embargo of 1807. 

    

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Part III: Was The Embargo of 1807 A Success Or A Failure?

1.  In your LiveBinder text box place the following title for this section: "Part III: Was The Embargo of 1807 A Success Or A Failure?"


2.  Next explore the political cartoon below and in box 29 of the materials.   Make a list of at least 5 things you see in the cartoon.

    

3.  In your LiveBinder text box, write a description in 30 words or less, explaining what the cartoon is trying to tell us about the Embargo of 1807.

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* If you have some extra time?  Enjoy Mr. Gigliotti's golden voice talking about  Jefferson's Adm. - 2nd Term

* Would you like to see a PowerPoint presentation about Jefferson's Administration?

    

Blue Activity:

Assignments to Complete:

Part I: Analyzing a Primary Source

1.  In your LiveBinder text box place the following title for this section: "Part I: Analyzing A Primary Source"

2.  Sr. Sako's favorite president is Thomas Jefferson.  Take a moment to email Sr. Sako at least one fact you have learned so far about Thomas Jefferson's presidency. (sakom@parmacityschools.org)

3.  Conduct an Internet search to define the following term: "Political Cartoon."  Type the term and the definition in your LiveBinder text box.  

4.  Conduct your own Internet search to find the answers to the following questions below.  Your answers will assist you in analyzing the political cartoon in #4.  Type your answers in your LiveBinder text box.

     A.  Who was President of the United States in 1807?

     B.  Who was the king of England in 1807?

     C.  Who was the leader of France in 1807?


5.  Explore the political cartoon below.  You can also find this cartoon in box 24 of the materials

    

6.  In your LiveBinder text box, answer the following questions about the cartoon:

     A.  Who do you think is in the middle of this cartoon?

     B.  What country do you think the person on the right represents?  What country do you think the person on the left represents? 

     C.  Explain what is happening to the person in the middle of this cartoon? 

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 Part II: The Embargo of 1807


1.  In your LiveBinder text box place the following title for this section: "Part II: The Embargo of 1807."

2.  Next explore box 25 in the materials to find the definition of the term "Embargo of 1807."  Define the term "Embargo of 1807" in your LiveBinder text box or Word document.

   

3.  Now read about the Embargo of 1807 and list at least 5 facts about the Embargo of 1807 in your LiveBinder text box (or Word) file.   

4.  After reading the Embargo of 1807  passage, answer the following questions below in your LiveBinder text box (or Word) file.

     A.  Was Thomas Jefferson's second term as president as successful as his first term?

     B.  What was going on between England and France while Thomas Jefferson was president?

     C.  What were both England and France doing to American ships attempting to trade with Europe?

     D.  What is an "Embargo?"  What did it mean for American trade with Europe?

     E.  Do you think that Jefferson's embargo was a good idea or a bad idea? 

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 Part III: Was The Embargo of 1807 A Success Or A Failure?

1.  In your LiveBinder text box place the following title for this section: "
Part III: Was The Embargo of 1807 A Success Or A Failure?"


2.  Next explore the political cartoon below and in box 29 of the materials.   Make a list of at least 3 things you see in the cartoon.


    

3.  In your LiveBinder text box, write at least 2 complete sentences answering the following question:

     Do you think Thomas Jefferson's Embargo of 1807 was a good idea or a bad idea?  Explain your answer using what you have learned.

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 * If you have some extra time?  Enjoy Mr. Gigliotti's golden voice talking about  Jefferson's Adm. - 2nd Term

 * Would you like to see a PowerPoint presentation about Jefferson's Administration?

    


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