8th Grade History: Activities from National Archives

Historical Eras
Revolution and the new Nation 1754-1820’s
Benjamin Franklin: Politician and Diplomat
Finding American Symbols
Indian Nations: vs. Settlers on the Frontier: 1786-1788
Prequel to Independence
Road to Revolution: Patriotism or Treason?
The Constitution in Action: Article II
The Voting Record: of the Constitutional Convention in 1787
To Sign or Not to Sign: the Declaration of Independence
We The People: can be used as an introduction to the Constitution

Expansion and Reform 1801-1861
Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo
Lewis and Clark’s Expedition
Treaty and Treaty Making
Twelve Years a Slave
U.S. v. Amistad: A Case of Jurisdiction