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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 b. Explain how the continuing conflict between Great Britain and France influenced the domestic and foreign policy of the United States

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In this primary source-based lesson, students consider the question of whether the War of 1812 was America’s “Second War for Independence.”
U.S. State Department Web page’s overview of the Quasi-War with France.
James Madison Papers, from the Library of Congress. Contains insights into origins of War of 1812
Officical Web page for Ft. McHenry. Contains links to a variety of materials for teaching about the War of 1812
Resources for Objective 5.C.2.b:
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