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7th Grade Social Studies Weekly Agenda

7th grade Social Studies

Week of Nov. 18-22

 

Monday- p. 143-144 Creating the Presidency and Establishing Precedents

 

How did Washington shape the executive branch for future Presidents?

What impact did Washington have on the foundation of the American identity?

In your opinion, was there a more capable leader to serve as 1st president than Washington?  Explain your answer with evidence from the text.  If yes, who do you believe could have been 1st president other than Washington?

 

Alexander Hamilton’s financial plan p. 145-146

Analyzing Hamilton’s financial program graphic organizer p. 147

 

Tuesday- Alexander Hamilton’s financial plan p. 145-146

Analyzing Hamilton’s financial program graphic organizer p. 147

 

What was Hamilton’s position on a strong central government?

What economic problems did the young nation face?

How did Hamilton propose to solve the nation’s financial problems?

How did southern states feel about paying the nation’s war debts?

How did Hamilton persuade Southern states to follow his financial plan?

Why did Hamilton propose a National Bank?

 

Growing opposition p. 148-149

Political division in America p. 150

 

 

Wednesday- Growing opposition p. 148-149

Political division in America p. 150

 

What was Jefferson’s position on a strong central government?

How did Jefferson’s and Hamilton’s vision on how to stimulate the economy differ?

What were the main differences between Hamilton and Jefferson on the power of the government?

How did Jefferson view ordinary citizens? Hamilton? (Use text evidence)

 

 

Two enduring viewpoints compete p. 151-152

Hamilton vs. Jefferson graphic organizer p. 153

 

 

Thursday-

p. 154-155 Domestic challenges under President Adams

 

What were the social, political, and economic challenges facing the Adams administration?

Why were the Alien and Sedition Acts passed?

Why were these acts controversial?

 

Friday-

XYZ affair p. 156-157

 

What actions by France created an undeclared war with the United States?

Why was the XYZ affair significant?

What effect did the XYZ affair have on early American foreign policy?

 

 

*All graphic organizers will be taken up for a grade

Week of Nov. 11-15

 

Monday- No School:  Veterans’ Day

 

Tuesday- Foreign and Domestic Challenges facing the New Nation p. 127-135 & p. 136-142

Students will annotate the texts with their groups.

 

Class Discussion:

p. 127-135

How did Washington respond to conflicts with France and Great Britain?

What were the causes and effects of Jay’s Treaty?

Why was Pinckney’s Treaty important for Americans living in the west?

Why did Washington favor remaining neutral in foreign affairs?

 

P.136-142

Why did Congress pass a tax on whiskey?

Why do you think farmers in Pennsylvania were protesting the whiskey tax?  Did they have an argument against paying taxes?

Why did Washington lead the army himself to put the rebellion down?

What was Washington’s policy towards Native Americans?

Describe the relationship between Native Americans and American settlers.

Why did Native Americans resist American settlement in the Northwest?

Why did Congress pass the Judiciary Act of 1789?

 

Wednesday- Bill of Rights Test

Define precedent.

What qualities did George Washington possess that made him the best choice to serve as 1st president?

Why did the founding fathers choose Washington as 1st President?

What leadership qualities must a person have in order to serve as President?

 

p. 143 Creating the Presidency

p. 144 Establishing Precedents graphic organizer

 

Thursday- p. 143-144 Creating the Presidency and Establishing Precedents

 

How did Washington shape the executive branch for future Presidents?

What impact did Washington have on the foundation of the American identity?

In your opinion, was there a more capable leader to serve as 1st president than Washington?  Explain your answer with evidence from the text.  If yes, who do you believe could have been 1st president other than Washington?

 

If time:  Alexander Hamilton’s financial plan p. 145-146

Analyzing Hamilton’s financial program graphic organizer p. 147

 

 

 

Friday- Alexander Hamilton’s financial plan p. 145-146

Analyzing Hamilton’s financial program graphic organizer p. 147

 

What was Hamilton’s position on a strong central government?

What economic problems did the young nation face?

How did Hamilton propose to solve the nation’s financial problems?

How did southern states feel about paying the nation’s war debts?

How did Hamilton persuade Southern states to follow his financial plan?

Why did Hamilton propose a National Bank?

 

If time:  Growing opposition p. 148-149

Political division in America p. 150

 

*All graphic organizers for the week will be turned in for a grade