HIST 1301 Discussion

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You have 7 days to participate in this discussion with your small group. Listen to Age of Jackson, Episode 98, a conversation between the host, Stanford historian of religion Daniel Guilotta and Constitutional historian Jonathan Gienapp on changing historical approaches to the US Constitution. Answer any one of the questions below in 5-7 sentences in your initial post. Respond to a classmate’s post in a respectful and engaging discussion with substance, not simply praise or agreement. The purpose of small group discussion of common readings and historical audio/video links is to deepen our understanding of the past and foster dialogue. Read, watch, think, and talk!

https://theageofjacksonpodcast.com/episode-98-fixing-the-american-constitution-in-the-founding-era-with-jonathan-gienapp/ (Links to an external site.)

1. What does it mean to interpret the Constitution and laws in their “original” meaning?

2. How does the meaning of the Constitution change over time? Why?

3. What are the major Constutional issues that emerged in the 1790s immediately after its implementation?

4. Why does it matter in 2020 that those “Founders” present at the beginning of our government had widely diverging values and ideologies?

5. Who are the Founders and what’s problematic about assuming they spoke with one voice?

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You have 7 days to participate in this discussion with your small group. Listen to Univ of Virgina historian Alan Taylor’s presentation on the War of 1812. At UC Davis when this lecture occurred, Taylor has twice won the prestigious Bancroft Prize and twice won the Pulitzer Prize. He is among the most accomplished historians of early America working today.

Answer any one of the questions below in 5-7 sentences in your initial post. Respond to a classmate’s post in a respectful and engaging discussion with substance, not simply praise or agreement. The purpose of small group discussion of common readings and historical audio/video links is to deepen our understanding of the past and foster dialogue. Read, watch, think, and talk!

The Civil War of 1812: American Citizens, British Subjects, Irish Rebels, & Indian Allies (Links to an external site.)The Civil War of 1812: American Citizens, British Subjects, Irish Rebels, & Indian Allies

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXmRzrAVdB8

1 Why did the United States and Britain fight a second war in 1812?

2 What was the relationship of expansionism and American hunger for Canadian land? Is it fair to describe this as a war for territory, like the later wars in Texas?

3 Why did the United States fail to secure its war aims?

4 Describe the connections between US war with Native American populations in the West and the War of 1812.

5 What was the African American experience of the war?


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