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The American Revolution

 Location: Tri-County ESC, Wooster

 10 December 2010
 
Below are links to some of the documents that Drew Cayton referred to in his presentation:
 
 
 
 
 
 Memoirs of Revolutionary Soldiers
 
Joseph Martin was not the only person to write about his Revolutionary War experience. Here are sources that Lee used in his activity:
 
A Hessian Diary of The American Revolution,  by Johann Conrad Dohla, Translated & edited by Bruce E. Burgoyne
U of Oklahoma Press, 1990
 
The World Turned Upside Down: Indian Voices From Early America, Edited by Colin G. Calloway
Bedford/ St. Martin's, 1994
 
A Military Journal During The American Revolutionary War, From 1775 To 1783... by James Thatcher
Kellock Robertson Press ,  2009
 
Captured At King's Mountain- The Journal of Uzal Johnson:  A Loyalist Surgeon
Edited by Wade S. Kolb III & Robert M. Weir
University of South Carolina,  2011
 
 
Here is the RESPONSE TO READING ASSIGNMENT that is due on December 10.
Here is PRIMARY SOURCE ACTIVITY ONE assignment that is due on December 10.
 
 8:30:  Refreshments
 
 9:00:  Welcome, Icebreaker, Announcements
 
 9:15:  Presentation: The American Revolution
 
10:30:  Break
 
10:45:  Presentation Continued
 
Noon:  Lunch
 
12:45  Primary Source Activity - Betsy Hedler 
 
 1:45:  Afternoon break
 
 1:55:  The American Revolution in the Classroom – Lee McBee
 
 2:50:  Evaluation - Matt Courser
 
 3:00: Head for Home
 
Here is the PRIMARY SOURCE ACTIVITY TWO assignment related to the American Revolutionary era  that will be due at the Seminar on February 16.
 
Primary Source Reading: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Soldier.  Who was Joseph Plumb Martin, and what happened to him after the Revolutionary War?  What is known about Mr. Martin was compiled by historian George Scheer, when he edited the memoir for publication in 1962.  HERE is the Scheer's Introduction to that work, with the facts he was able to garner about Joseph Martin.
 
More Primary Sources: What happened after the Revolution? The Constitutional Convention, of course. The Avalon Project at Yale University has compiled various notes and accounts of that convention, most by James Madison, but including other observers as well, into a convenient calendar format. Find it a NOTES ON THE DEBATES IN THE FEDDERAL CONVENTION
 
The Library of Congress's American Memory also includes Documents from the Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention. The collection inculdes "The Continental Congress Broadside Collection" (256 titles) and the "Constitutional Convention Broadside Collection" (21 titles), which contain 277 documents relating to the work of Congress and the drafting and ratification of the Constitution. Items include extracts of the journals of Congress, resolutions, proclamations, committee reports, treaties, and early printed versions of the United States Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.

 

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