June 2014

War of 1812

War of 1812

Essential Questions:

Was the War of 1812 a “Second American Revolution”?


Was the War of 1812 a war of choice or a war of necessity?

Common Core Standards: RH9, WHST1


The Shanghai “Joint Communiqué” (February 27, 1972)

In February 1972, President Richard Nixon’s historic visit to China captured the world’s attention. The trip was filled with photo-ops, including President Nixon and Chairman Mao Zedong engaging in cordial conversation. The most important diplomatic outcome of the visit was the issuance of the “Joint Communiqué” on Sino-American relations. – M.B. Masur, St. Anselm College


Margaret MacMillan, Nixon and Mao: The Week That Changed the World (New York, 2007).