Fall, 2013 - WK 1- Am. History: A New Nation

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=n0QzRR3xutk

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