Growth of the New Nation

ETHS Content Essays, Primary Sources, and Student Activities 

Natchez Trace & the Jackson Purchase

Key Words: Natchez Trace, Jackson Purchase, Andrew Jackson, Chickasaw

New Madrid Earthquake Teacher Packet

Key Words:  New Madrid, Reelfoot Lake, Eliza Bryan

The Battle of Horseshoe Bend

Key Words: Andrew Jackson, Horseshoe Bend, Creeks, War of 1812, Felix Grundy, Sam Houston, volunteers

William Blount, Southwest Territory and Tennessee Statehood

Key Words: William Blount, John Sevier, Rocky Mount, Treaty of Holston, Cumberland Gap, land speculation


Growth of the New Nation Additional Resources

Growth of the New Nation Activities

Battle of Horseshoe Bend Lesson Plan From Tennessee State Library and Archives

 Marbury vs. Madison video from Bill of Rights Institute

Gibbons vs. Ogden video from Bill of Rights Institute

McCulloch vs. Maryland video from Bill of rights Institute

McCulloch vs. Maryland Lesson Plan- This lesson plan from PBS will require creating a free account.

 

Growth of the New Nation Web Links

Growth of the New Nation ETHS Articles

Natchez Trace & the Jackson Purchase

White, Robert H. “Tennessee’s Four Capitals.” The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 6 (1934): 29-43.

Steps to Tennessee Statehood

Hamer, Marguerite B. “John Rhea of Tennessee.” The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 4 (1932): 35-44.

The Battle of Horseshoe Bend

Brandau, Alex. “Col. John Williams, East Tennessean in the War of 1812.” Tennessee Ancestors 29, no. 1 (June 2013): 37-44.

Chambers, William N. “Thwarted Warrior: The Last Years of Thomas Hart Benton in Tennessee, 1812-1815.” The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 22 (1950): 19-44.

Maiden, Leota Driver. “Colonel John Williams.” The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 30 (1958): 7-46.

Williams, Samuel C. “Brigadier-General Nathaniel Taylor.” The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 12 (1940): 28-44.

William Blount, Southwest Territory and Statehood

Downes, Randolph C. “Cherokee—American Relations in the Upper Tennessee Valley, 1776-1791.” The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 8 (1936): 35-53.

Masterson, William H. “William Blount and the Establishment of the Southwest Territory, 1790-1791.” The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 23 (1951): 3-31.

White, Kate. “John Chisholm, Soldier of Fortune.” The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 1 (1929): 60-66.

Additional Related Articles:

“An Early Description of Tennessee.” Tennessee Ancestors 14, no. 3 (December 1998): 204-206.

“Births, Marriages, Deaths, and Scandals from Early Knoxville Newspapers.” Tennessee Ancestors 3, no. 1 (April 1987): 1-16.

“Births, Marriages, Deaths, and Scandals from Early Knoxville Newspapers, 1793, Part 2.”Tennessee Ancestors 3, no. 2 (August 1987): 107-124.

Births, Marriages, Deaths, and Scandals from Early Knoxville Newspapers, 1794, Part I.”Tennessee Ancestors 3, no. 3 (December 1987): 162-180.

“Births, Marriages, Deaths, and Scandals from Early Knoxville Newspapers, 1795, Part 2.”Tennessee Ancestors 5, no. 3 (December 1989): 159-180.

Crews, E. Katherine. “Early Musical Activities in Knoxville, Tennessee, 1791-1861.” The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 32 (1960): 3-17.

“From Greene County, Tennessee, to Illinois: A Perilous Trip.” Ed. by Nancy Moore Brown. The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 44 (1972): 126-129.

Garland, Florine Julian. “Tennessee Biography: The Saga of Johnson Hampton, Pioneer, Educator, and Entrepeneur.” Tennessee Ancestors 4, no. 3 (December 1988): 231-234.

Jordan, René. “The Evolution of Early Tennessee County Boundaries: Tennessee County, Knox County, and Jefferson County.” Tennessee Ancestors 11, no. 2 (August 1995): 83-90.

 “Letters of Governor William Blount.” Ed. by Philip M. Hamer. The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 4 (1932): 122-137.

Mathews, Maxine. “Old Inns of East Tennessee.” The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 2 (1930): 22-33.

Mellen, Dr. George F. “The Old Kentucky Road.” Tennessee Ancestors 9, no. 2 (August 1993): 96-97.

“Reuben Grove’s Ballad War of 1812.” Tennessee Ancestors 5, no. 2 (August 1989): 138-139.

Rogers, William Flinn. “Life in East Tennessee Near the End of the Eighteenth Century.” The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 1 (1929): 27-42.

Shurter, Robert L. “The Camp Meeting in the Early Life and Literature of the Mid-West.” The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 5 (1933): 142-149.

"The ‘J. Hartsell Memora’: The Journal of a Tennessee Captain in the War of 1812.” Ed. by Mary Hardin McCown. Part I. The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 11 (1939): 93-115.

“The ‘J. Hartsell Memora’: The Journal of a Tennessee Captain in the War of 1812.” Ed. by Mary Hardin McCown. Part II. The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 12 (1940): 118-146.