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12. Societal Impacts of the American Revolution
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12. Societal Impacts of the American Revolution

Liberty, republicanism, and independence are powerful causes. The patriots tenaciously asserted American ... (more)

Liberty, republicanism, and independence are powerful causes. The patriots tenaciously asserted American rights and brought the Revolution. The Revolution brought myriad consequences to the American social fabric. There was no Reign of Terror as in the French Revolution. There was no replacement of the ruling class by workers' groups as in revolutionary Russia. How then could the American Revolution be described as radical? Nearly every aspect of American life was somehow touched by the revolutionary spirit. From slavery to women's rights, from religious life to voting, American attitudes would be forever changed. (less)

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History, Law, Politics
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Images and Illustrations
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Independence Hall Association
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US History
12b. A Revolution in Social Law
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12b. A Revolution in Social Law

During the colonial era, Americans were bound by British law. Now, they ... (more)

During the colonial era, Americans were bound by British law. Now, they were no longer governed by the Crown or by colonial charter. Independent, Americans could seek to eliminate or maintain laws as they saw fit. The possibilities were endless. Republican revolutionary sentiment brought significant change during the immediate postwar years. (less)

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History, Law, Politics
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Images and Illustrations
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Independence Hall Association
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US History
13d. Revolutionary Changes and Limitations: Slavery
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13d. Revolutionary Changes and Limitations: Slavery

In many ways, the Revolution reinforced American commitment to slavery. On the ... (more)

In many ways, the Revolution reinforced American commitment to slavery. On the other hand, the Revolution also hinged on radical new ideas about "liberty" and "equality," which challenged slavery's long tradition of extreme human inequality. The changes to slavery in the Revolutionary Era revealed both the potential for radical change and its failure more clearly than any other issue. (less)

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History, Law, Politics
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Images and Illustrations
Readings
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Independence Hall Association
Provider Set:
US History
13e. Revolutionary Changes and Limitations: Women
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13e. Revolutionary Changes and Limitations: Women

The Revolutionary rethinking of the rules for society also led to some ... (more)

The Revolutionary rethinking of the rules for society also led to some reconsideration of the relationship between men and women. At this time, women were widely considered to be inferior to men, a status that was especially clear in the lack of legal rights for married women. The law did not recognize wives' independence in economic, political, or civic matters in Anglo-American society of the eighteenth century. (less)

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History, Law, Politics
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Images and Illustrations
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Provider:
Independence Hall Association
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US History
13g. Revolutionary Achievement: Yeomen and Artisans
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13g. Revolutionary Achievement: Yeomen and Artisans

The Revolution succeeded for many reasons, but central to them was broad ... (more)

The Revolution succeeded for many reasons, but central to them was broad popular support for a social movement that opposed monarchy and the hereditary privilege. Diverse Americans rallied to the cause to create an independent American republic in which individuals would create a more equal government through talent and a strong commitment to the public good. Two groups of Americans most fully represented the independent ideal in this republican vision for the new nation: yeomen farmers and urban artisans. (less)

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History, Law, Politics
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Images and Illustrations
Readings
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Independence Hall Association
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US History
22. Social Change and National Development
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22. Social Change and National Development

The United States changed dramatically in its first half century. In 1776 ... (more)

The United States changed dramatically in its first half century. In 1776 the U.S. consisted of thirteen colonies clustered together on the eastern seaboard. By 1821 eleven new states had been added from Maine to Louisiana. This geographic growth and especially the political incorporation of the new states demonstrated that the United States had resolved a fundamental question about how to expand. This growth not only built upon the Louisiana Purchase, but included military intervention in Spanish Florida which the United States then claimed by treaty in 1819. (less)

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History, Law, Politics
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Readings
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Independence Hall Association
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US History
22a. Economic Growth and the Early Industrial Revolution
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22a. Economic Growth and the Early Industrial Revolution

The transition from an agricultural to an industrial economy took more than ... (more)

The transition from an agricultural to an industrial economy took more than a century in the United States, but that long development entered its first phase from the 1790s through the 1830s. The Industrial Revolution had begun in Britain during the mid-18th century, but the American colonies lagged far behind the mother country in part because the abundance of land and scarcity of labor in the New World reduced interest in expensive investments in machine production. Nevertheless, with the shift from hand-made to machine-made products a new era of human experience began where increased productivity created a much higher standard of living than had ever been known in the pre-industrial world. (less)

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History, Law, Politics
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Images and Illustrations
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Independence Hall Association
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US History
22c. Religious Transformation and the Second Great Awakening
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22c. Religious Transformation and the Second Great Awakening

In part because religion was separated from the control of political leaders, ... (more)

In part because religion was separated from the control of political leaders, a series of religious revivals swept the United States from the 1790s and into the 1830s that transformed the religious landscape of the country. Known today as the Second Great Awakening, this spiritual resurgence fundamentally altered the character of American religion. At the start of the Revolution the largest denominations were Congregationalists (the 18th-century descendants of Puritan churches), Anglicans (known after the Revolution as Episcopalians), and Quakers. But by 1800, Evangelical Methodism and Baptists, were becoming the fasting-growing religions in the nation. (less)

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History, Law, Politics
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Independence Hall Association
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US History
22d. Institutionalizing Religious Belief: The Benevolent Empire
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22d. Institutionalizing Religious Belief: The Benevolent Empire

The breadth and success of the Second Great Awakening meant that it ... (more)

The breadth and success of the Second Great Awakening meant that it had multiple dimensions. Its origins in the 1790s had been especially radical and included strong commitments to anti-slavery among Methodists and Baptists. This radicalism quickly passed and even its populist elements tended to fade, or was most fully expressed in more egalitarian western locations. In urban areas the social movement also had a major impact, but here it tended to have a more conservative and institutional character that grew from the increasing distance between rich and poor created by the rapid economic growth of the early Industrial Revolution. (less)

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History, Law, Politics
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Images and Illustrations
Readings
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Independence Hall Association
Provider Set:
US History
22e. New Roles for White Women
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22e. New Roles for White Women

The social forces transforming the new nation had an especially strong impact ... (more)

The social forces transforming the new nation had an especially strong impact on white women who, of course, could be found in families of all classes throughout the nation. As we have seen, the early Industrial Revolution began in the United States by taking advantage of young farm girls' labor. Meanwhile, the Second Great Awakening was largely driven forward by middle-class women who were its earliest converts and who filled evangelical churches in numbers far beyond their proportion in the general population. Furthermore, the Benevolent Empire included an institutional place for respectable women who formed important women's auxiliaries to almost all of the new Christian reform organizations. (less)

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History, Law, Politics
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Images and Illustrations
Readings
Provider:
Independence Hall Association
Provider Set:
US History
24. The Age of Jackson
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24. The Age of Jackson

On July 4, 1826, less than two years before "King Andrew" ascended ... (more)

On July 4, 1826, less than two years before "King Andrew" ascended to the "throne," the Yankee John Adams and the aristocratic Virginian Thomas Jefferson both passed away. America's Revolutionary generation was gone. With them went the last vestiges of the Federalist and Republican parties. This helped to bring about a new balance of political power, and with it two new political parties. The 1828 election was portrayed by Jackson's Democrats as proof of the "common people's right" to pick a President. No longer were Virginia Presidents and northern money-men calling the shots. Class systems were breaking down. To that end, some states had recently abolished property requirements for voting. These poorer folk supported General Jackson. (less)

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History, Law, Politics
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Images and Illustrations
Readings
Provider:
Independence Hall Association
Provider Set:
US History
25b. Early American Railroads
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25b. Early American Railroads

The development of railroads was one of the most important phenomena of ... (more)

The development of railroads was one of the most important phenomena of the Industrial Revolution. With their formation, construction and operation, they brought profound social, economic and political change to a country only 50 years old. Over the next 50 years, America would come to see magnificent bridges and other structures on which trains would run, awesome depots, ruthless rail magnates and the majesty of rail locomotives crossing the country. (less)

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History, Law, Politics
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Images and Illustrations
Readings
Provider:
Independence Hall Association
Provider Set:
US History
34. The War Behind the Lines
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34. The War Behind the Lines

Modern wars are not confined to the battlefield. Americans in the North ... (more)

Modern wars are not confined to the battlefield. Americans in the North and South contributed to the war effort unlike civilians of any previous conflict. The political leaders in the Union and Confederacy each had battles of their own to wage. The Civil War would also require a complete revolution in the economies of both regions. The results of such changes would not only determine the outcome of the war, but would utterly transform the new nation politically, socially, and economically. (less)

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History, Law, Politics
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Readings
Provider:
Independence Hall Association
Provider Set:
US History
The Boycott, Then and Now
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The Boycott, Then and Now

The boycott is one of the most powerful, time-tested tactics that social ... (more)

The boycott is one of the most powerful, time-tested tactics that social movements have at their disposal. History offers many examples of people joining together to exercise their power as consumers in support of movements for social justice, civil rights, and workers' rights. By calling for people to not spend their money on a target good or service, boycotts can aid these movements by drawing on a wider base of supporters who would otherwise be unable to participate. This lesson examines the historical development of the boycott as a tactic - with examples of its use by both progressives and conservatives - and looks at some recent boycotts that are related to hot-button political issues. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Provider:
Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility
Provider Set:
Teachable Moment
Author:
Mark Engler
Culture Tech, Spring 2003
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Culture Tech, Spring 2003

This class is divided into a series of sections or "modules", each ... (more)

This class is divided into a series of sections or "modules", each of which concentrates on a particular large technology-related topic in a cultural context. The class will start with a four-week module on Samurai Swords and Blacksmithing, followed by smaller units on Chinese Cooking, the Invention of Clocks, and Andean Weaving, and end with a four-week module on Automobiles and Engines. In addition, there will be a series of hands-on projects that tie theory and practice together. The class discussions range across anthropology, history, and individual development, emphasizing recurring themes, such as the interaction between technology and culture and the relation between "skill" knowledge and "craft" knowledge.Culture Tech evolved from a more extensive, two-semester course which formed the centerpiece of the Integrated Studies Program at MIT.  For 13 years, ISP was an alternative first-year program combining humanities, physics, learning-by-doing, and weekly luncheons.  Culture Tech represents the core principles of ISP distilled into a 6-unit seminar. Although many collections of topics have been used over the years, the modules presented here are a representative sequence.  (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Science and Technology
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Homework and Assignments
Lecture Notes
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Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Aviles, Amilio
Rising, James
The Demographics of Mortality
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The Demographics of Mortality

The purpose of this lesson, from Science NetLinks, is to use the ... (more)

The purpose of this lesson, from Science NetLinks, is to use the Internet to explore population distribution and survivorship curves. By the time students enter high school, they should be able to locate information in reference books, computer databases and other sources. In this activity, students utilize these research skills to explore some of the factors that can affect the size and rate of growth of human populations. (less)

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Life Science
Physics
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
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BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
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BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
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Science Netlinks;
Disability and Social Change A South African Agenda

Disability and Social Change A South African Agenda

This powerful volume represents the broadest engagement with disability issues in South ... (more)

This powerful volume represents the broadest engagement with disability issues in South Africa yet. Themes include: theoretical approaches to and representations of disability, governmental and civil society responses to disability, aspects of education as these pertain to the oppression, liberation of disabled people, social security for disabled people, the complex politics permeating service, provision relationships and consideration of disability in relation to human spaces, physical, economic and philosophical. Noteworthy, is the inclusivity of its nearly fifty contributors, many of whom write both as disabled South Africans and as educators, , linguists, psychologists, human rights activists, entrepreneurs, mental health practitioners, academics, and NGO and government officials. Equally stimulating is the range of writing styles, including interviews, a provocatively stark contrasting of voices in a chapter on Psychiatric Disability and Social Change, various well-crafted articles on theoretical issues, and the autobiographical style of many of the contributions. Firmly located within the social model of disability, this collection will resonate powerfully with contemporary thinking and research in the disability field and will set the benchmark for cutting-edge debates in a transforming South Africa. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Textbooks
Provider:
University of Capetown
Provider Set:
University of Capetown
Author:
Brian Watermeyer
Leslie Swartz
Marguerite Schneider
Mark Priestley (eds)
Theresa Lorenzo
Education as Change
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Education as Change

This accredited journal publishes contributions from any field of education. While the ... (more)

This accredited journal publishes contributions from any field of education. While the emphasis is on empirical research, theoretical or methodological papers, review articles, short communications, book reviews and letters containing fair commentary on previously published articles will also be considered. Priority is given to articles that are relevant to Africa or that address cross-cultural topics, and to contributions addressing educational issues of social change and development. (less)

Subject:
Business
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Provider:
University of Johannesburg, Centre for Education Practice Research
Provider Set:
OER Africa
Global Nomads Group: Anti-Bullying Curriculum (One Week Lesson Plan)
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Global Nomads Group: Anti-Bullying Curriculum (One Week Lesson Plan)

Bullying is a widespread problem among our schools and communities that can ... (more)

Bullying is a widespread problem among our schools and communities that can lead to increased fighting and violent futures for both the victims and bullies themselves. How can youth change these statistics and contribute to a positive school environment? (less)

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Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Provider:
OER Commons
Provider Set:
Open Author Resources
Author:
Global Nomads Group (GNG)
Global Nomads Group: Barriers to Access Education with Girl Rising Executive Producer, Tom Yellin (One Week Lesson Plan)
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Global Nomads Group: Barriers to Access Education with Girl Rising Executive Producer, Tom Yellin (One Week Lesson Plan)

Highlighting the film, Girl Rising, this curriculum seeks to examine the barriers ... (more)

Highlighting the film, Girl Rising, this curriculum seeks to examine the barriers that prevent children, specifically girls, from accessing education. The curriculum engages students in a critical discussion of: "How do we, as youth, create solutions to overcome the challenges of access to education?" (less)

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English Language Arts
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Case Study
Instructional Material
Interactive
Lesson Plans
Student Guide
Video Lectures
Provider:
OER Commons
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Open Author Resources
Author:
Global Nomads Group (GNG)
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