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Using the State Curriculum: Social Studies, Grade 8

Political Science | Peoples of the Nation and World | Geography | Economics | History | Social Studies Skills and Processes

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Standard 5.0 History

Topic C. Conflict between Ideas and Institutions

Indicator 2. Analyze the emerging foreign policy of the United States

Objective a. Explain why the United States adopted a policy of neutrality prior to the War of 1812

Resource Links

http://www.earlyamerica.com/earlyamerica/milestones/procneutral/
President Washington’s Proclamation of Neutrality.
http://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/washing.asp
President Washington’s Farewell Address, in which he lays out his recommendations for foreign policy.
http://www.americanpresident.org/history/GeorgeWashington/biography/ForeignAffairs.common.shtml
Brief essay on foreign affairs under George Washington.
http://www.georgewashingtonwired.org/
George Washington Wired Web blog devoted to exploring the life of the first President. Web page also features links to Mt. Vernon’s extensive resources for teachers
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Resources for Objective 5.C.2.a:
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