FALL, 2013: A NEW NATION
We had a wonderful time learning about the trials of beginning a new nation, Jefferson’s dealings with pirates, and the Barbary Wars. Below are several links to YOU TUBE videos . The information should help reinforce what we learned in class.
As always, parents PLEASE PREVIEW VIDEOS FIRST.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ui8OCiZsWGw Barbary Wars: Recommend watching from 1:40 forward.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sB5BNDyGq1c Barbary Wars: Recommend watching to 8:37
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cM97XzQn9IQ The Burning of the USS Philadelphia
NOTE: Stephen Decatur’s name is pronounced di-KAY-tur (not DECK-a-tur) and frigate is pronounced FRIG-it, (not fri-GATE).
Something we didn’t cover was Shays’ Rebellion 1787-1788: Our country was falling apart before it had a chance to begin. This hsort video gives a brief description of the problems. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaKgLHy2eBA