Unit 1: Freedom, Slavery, and Race in Colonial America
Jan. 11 The Journey of American Freedom
Jan. 13 What is Freedom?
Jan. 15 Using a Different Mirror to Study America
Jan. 18 No Classes: Martin Luther King Holiday
Jan. 20 Understanding the Meaning of Columbus
Jan. 22 Freedom and the Origins of American Slavery
Jan.. 25 Indians, Race, and Freedom in the New World
Jan. 27 The First Thanksgiving as the Myth of American Innocence
Jan. 29 Invading Native America
  Unit 2: Creating a Free American Society, 1750-1850
Feb. 1 Creating American Freedom
Feb. 3 Slavery and the New Republic
Feb. 5 Slavery and an Empire of Liberty
Feb. 8 The Boundaries of Freedom in the Young Republic
Feb. 10 Slavery and Racism in the Early 1800s
Feb. 12 Indian Removal and Exclusion
Feb. 15 The Golden Age of American Slavery
  Unit 3: Slavery, Freedom, and Rights, 1830 to 1950
Feb. 17 Irish Immigration and Ethnic Exclusion
Feb. 19 Making Mexicans Second-class Citizens in their Own Land
Feb. 22 The Civil War and a New Birth of Freedom
Feb. 24 The Failure of Reconstruction and the rise of Jim Crow
Feb. 26 The Indian Question: Removal and Allotment
Mar. 1 Chinese Immigrants in the American West
Mar 3 Guilded Age Worker Freedom
Mar. 5 Immigrant Sweatshop Labor and Freedom
Mar. 8 Japanese Immigrants in America
Mar. 10 El Norte and Mexican Immigrant Freedom
Mar. 12 The Black Exodus and the Black Depression
Mar. 15 The New Deal and a Re-definition of Freedom
  Unit 4: Fighting for Freedom during the World Wars, the Cold War,and the War on Terror, 1910 to 2009
Mar. 17 Progressive Freedom
Mar. 19 World War I and Making America Free
Mar. 22-26 No Classes: Spring Break
Mar. 29 Fighting for Freedom in World War II
Mar. 31 Through a Glass Darkly in World War II
Apr. 2 Early Cold War Freedom
Apr. 5 The National Security State and Freedom
Apr. 7 The Civil Rights Movement as a Struggle for
American Freedom
Apr. 9 The 1960s and the Struggle for Freedom
Apr. 12 The Vietnam War and the Struggle for American Freedom
Apr. 14 The Watergate Conspiracy against American Freedom
Apr. 16 The Conservative Revolution and the New Freedom
Apr. 19 Reaganomics, Economic Freedom, and the Conservative Revolution
Apr. 21 Preparing for Global Nuclear War, the Iran-Contra
Investigation, and the Savings and Loan Scandal
Apr. 23 The War on Terror and fighting for Global Freedom
Apr. 26 The Iraq War and the Crisis of American Freedom
Apr. 28 The 2008 Financial Meltdown and the failure of Free Market
Apr. 30 Is American Freedom Really Free: Teaching the Struggle for Freedom
Final Exam
  The Iraq War and the War on Civil Liberties
Extra The Struggle over Waves of New Immigrants and Gay Rights
in the 21st Century
  Learning from the Black Struggle for American Freedom

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