America in a Changing World DVD

United Learning

SKU: DC010025
Format: DVD
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Runtime: 14

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This program for grades 5-9 is based on key core-curriculum standards. The following topics are presented: the invention of the cotton gin and its effect on life in the U.S. North and South; Washington’s second term as President; Jay’s Treaty and the undeclared war with France; the Whiskey Rebellion, affirming the power of the federal government; the Treaty of San Lorenzo, opening up the Mississippi River to U.S. shipping; the presidency of John Adams; Federalists versus Democratic-Republicans; the XYZ affair, U.S. response to French intimidation; the Alien and Sedition Acts, enacting constitutionally questionable laws to increase Federalist political control; the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions, exercising states rights; and the importance of the invention of interchangeable parts.