Remember, as you prepare for our first Unit Test, you will have to demonstrate the skills we have been practicing in class, not just the information you have learned. You will need to be familiar with the content from:


  • Background notes on the Expansionist Period, the Cult of Domesticity and Republic of Motherhood, and the events leading up to The Indian Removal Act.
  • Thomas Jefferson’s letters to John Adams, Chastellux and Merriweather Lewis.
  • The letters of David Brown and Elias Boudinot to the Baron De Campagne on behalf of the Foreign Mission School.
  • The poem “On Equality of the Sexes” by Judith Murray
  • The excerpt of the article “What is the profession of Woman?” by Catherine Beecher
  • The excerpt from the news report “A picture of factory life” by an Anonymous Lowell Mill girl
  • The primary source documents relating to the Indian Removal Act, including:
    • The Cherokee Constitution of 1827
    • A first person account from a Cherokee tribesman on the success of the ‘civilizing’ project among the Cherokee
    • Andrew Jackson’s Second State of the Union Address
    • “To the Cherokee Tribe of Indians”, from Andrew Jackson
    • The memorial of a delegation of the Cherokee Nation of Indians
    • A petition by ladies of Steubenville, OH, against Indian removal
    • A memorial and protest of the Cherokee Nation
    • John Burnett’s Story of The Trail of Tears
    • Letter from Chief John Ross defending the Cherokee’s right to their land
    • Letter to the Cherokee’s from Major General Scott

But you will also need to show me you can use the skills you’ve practiced with these texts:


  • Understanding how an author’s persona can change, and therefore affect their use of rhetoric.
  • Comparing and contrasting how different authors address the same audience or purpose.
  • Understanding how historical context informs a reading of a text.
  • Identifying tone, and pointing to words or phrases the set tone.
  • Understanding how a writer appeals to their audience with ethos, pathos and logos.
  • Understanding what effects reliability or bias.
  • Analyzing a text for literary devices
  • Citing textual evidence.
  • Writing constructed responses using the RACE method.
  • Diagramming sentences with coordinating conjunctions. and compound subjects, predicates, adverb, adjective and prepositional phrases.

Be sure to review your notes, go back and watch the videos and posts on this site, and feel free to contact me via Remind 101 if you have questions while you review and study.