Political Science 110EA: American Political Thought from the Revolution to the Civil War

Professor Gómez
ajgomez@ucsd.edu
Office Hours: MW 12:45-1:45, SSB 467

SYLLABUS
Essay 1 (Grading option A)

Essay 2 (Grading option A)

01 (7/2)
Introduction

02 (7/4) Revolution and Founding
The Glorious Fourth, no class

03 (7/9)
Thomas Paine
Discussion questions
Common Sense (1776)

04 (7/11)
Thomas Jefferson
Discussion questions
Declaration of Independence (1776)
Early drafts of the Declaration (1776)
Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom (1786)

05 (7/16)
Discussion questions
Articles of Confederation (1777)
Federalist #1, 10, 14, 39, 51, 70, 78, 84 (1787-88)
Anti-Federalist papers #1, 10, 14, 39, 51, 70, 78, 84 (1787-88)
Constitution of the United States of America (1789)
Bill of Rights (1789)

06 (7/18) After the Revolution
Discussion questions
George Washington
Resignation as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army (1783)
Letter to Rev. William Gordon on the subject of the nature of the Union (1783)
First Inaugural Address (1789)
Farewell Address (1796)
John Adams
Inaugural Address (1797)
Sedition Act (1798)
Thomas Jefferson
Kentucky Resolutions of 1798
James Madison
Virginia Resolutions of 1798

07 (7/23) Jacksonian Democracy & Expansion
Discussion questions
Andrew Jackson
First Inaugural Address (1829)
Speech to Congress on Indian Removal Act (1830)
Indian Removal Act (1830)
Farewell Address (1837)
John L. O’Sullivan
The Great Nation of Futurity (1839)
The True Title (excerpt) (1845)
Abraham Lincoln
The “Spot Resolutions” (1847)

08 (7/25) Women’s Suffrage & Equality
Discussion questions
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Declaration of Sentiments (1848)
Address Delivered at Seneca Falls (1848)
Appeal for a Sixteenth Amendment (w/Matilda Gage & Susan B. Anthony, 1872)
Ernestine L. Rose
Speech at National Women’s Rights Convention (1851)
Sojourner Truth
Ain’t I a Woman? (1851/1863)
Lucretia Mott
Discourse on Woman (1850)
Susan B. Anthony
On Women’s Rights to Vote (1873)

09 (7/30) Slavery, Disunion, Reunion
Discussion questions
John C. Caloun
Slavery a Positive Good (1837)
Frederick Douglass
What to the Slave is the Fourth of July? (1851)
James Henry Hammond
Excerpts from Cotton is King (the “Mudsill Speech”) (1858)
Abraham Lincoln & Stephen Douglas
First Debate, Ottawa, IL (1858)
John Brown
Address to the Court upon his Conviction (1859)
Note to his jailer (1859)
William Lloyd Garrison
On the death of John Brown (1859)
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
The Slave’s Appeal (1860)
Alexander Stephens
The Cornerstone Speech (1861)

10 (8/1)
Abraham Lincoln
Discussion questions
Speech on the Kansas-Nebraska Act, Peoria IL (1854)
Speech at a Republican Banquet (1856)
Address at Independence Hall (1861)
First Inaugural Address (1861)
Gettysburg Address (1863)
Second Inaugural Address (1865)
Letter to Thurlow Weed (1865)
Frederick Douglass
Oration in Memory of Abraham Lincoln (1876)

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