notes and makeup work

If you are absent you need to look here to see what you need to do to get credit for the day.  If you miss a quiz or test you have until the next Friday to make it up.  If it can't be done in                 TASC you need to do it before school, after school, or during a study hall.

21 June

Why did the US have a nationwide 55 MPH
speed limit in 1974?
       1973 war between Israel and her
       Arab neighbors
            US supported Israel
            Arabs cut of oil to US- caused gas
            prices to rise
      lowered the speed limit to conserve fuel
      our cars were not fuel efficient

19 June

    Tet Offensive - Vietnam
         communist attack
         caused many in the US to lose support 
         for the war
     LBJ decided not to run for president due to
     Vietnam not being popular
     MLK assassinated
     RFK assassinated
     Democratic National Convention in
          large anti war demonstrations
          lots of violence
     summer Olympics 
          two US sprinters engaged in a protest
          on podium
      Richard Nixon elected president
      Apollo 8 orbited the moon               


16 June

worked in library on civil rights project
geography test Tuesday
final on Friday
study early and study often

15 June

cities for Friday's quiz

read Irene Morgan article - connections

14 June

Flag Day
worked in the library

civil rights book due Tuesday

13 June

            Happy birthday Travis
Jim Crow laws- mostly in the South and segregated blacks and whites
de jure- in law 
     laws separated blacks and whites
de facto- in fact
     not necessarily a law but that is the way it 

watched video on Jackie Robinson-  write two page in your own  words about Jackie                           Robinson

come to class tomorrow and then we will be in the library for civil rights projects

12 June

worked in the library on civil rights project
civil rights homework due tomorrow

9 June

Friday quiz
get civil rights homework and project

8 June

complete Vietnam War worksheet  (need book and text book)

Make sure you know these things.
   domino theory
   French and Dien Bien Phu
   Gulf of Tonkin incident and resolution
   Tet Offensive
   Paris Peace Accords
   Viet Cong
   guerrilla warfare 

things I have been curious about
   purpose of NATO
   Berlin Airlift
   when NATO was created
   what a cold war is
   North Korea invading South Korea
   French Indochina
   Gulf of Tonkin Resolution of 1964
   Tet Offensive

7 June

watched Duck and Cover video- see Cold War page for link then watch it and write a summary
Korean War
    UN operation- US provided the largest share of soldiers
    UN helped South Korea against North Korea and China
    North Korea invaded South Korea 1950
    my dad's slides - 40th Infantry Division
1959 Castro comes to power in Cuba
Bay of Pigs Invasion 1961
    attempt to get rid of Fidel Castro and communists in Cuba
Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962
   Soviets tried to put missiles in Cuba that could hit the US

turn in chapter 26 study guide

6 June

    Soviets develop atomic bomb
    communists come to power in China
    Berlin blockade ends
    NATO created
    my parents graduated from high school

complete Cold War cause and effect sheet
chapter 26 study guide is due tomorrow

5 June

cold war   
   conflict without actual fighting
   might be an arms race
Cold War
   about 1947- 9 November 1989
   east                     west

   Soviet Union       US
   China                   Japan
   Eastern Europe    Western Europe
   dictatorship          democracy
   socialism              capitalism
   atheist                  mostly Christian
get maps- countries list is on the unit sheet of the Cold War page

chapter 26 study guide is due Wednesday

2 June

fun 1920s-WWII test
get chapter 26 study guide- due Wednesday
new unit sheet is ready on the Cold War page

30 May

worked on essays
essays are due tomorrow
unit test on Friday

26 May


essay about FDR
      New Deal
      three Rs
      pump priming
      specific New Deal agencies
      Did New Deal work? unemployment
      chart in book
      court packing
      role of government
      holocaust inaction
      atomic bomb creation
      trying to stay out of the war 1939-1941
      reaction to Pearl Harbor
      Japanese internment
     fireside chats
     got along well with others including the 
     organization or disorder- leadership style      

don't forget works cited and internal citations

25 May

first place in European Theater US fought was
actually in Africa- 1942
    Operation Torch- US and Britain drive
    the Germans out of North Africa
US attacked Sicily 
US lands in mainland Italy 1943
US and UK open a western front at Normandy
in France on 6 June 1944 (D Day)
December 1944- January 1945 Battle of the
    last major German offensive
    Germans lost but did slow down US and UK
May of 1945 Germany surrenders 

24 May

chapter 25 study guide is due Friday
went over the war in the Pacific
     attack on Pearl Harbor
     "I fear we have awakened a sleeping giant."
     Battle of Midway
    Iwo Jima and Mt. Suribachi
    Hiroshima and Nagasaki
    island hopping
23 May

            get chapter 25 study guide- due this Friday

             turn in chapter 24 study guide

22 May

World War II
          United States
   two theaters of operation
       Pacific (fighting against Japan)
       European theater (fighting against Italy
           and Germany) 

geography for Friday will be all the rivers

worked on chapter 24 study guide which is due tomorrow
18 May

made a chart showing good and bad things about FDR from book and yesterday's DVD
complete chapter 24 study guide
remember the info on FDR from the overhead (on the blog) and the cool song we listened to

What was the New Deal?
Pick three of these and tell what the letters stand for and what that agency did.
How did the views of Hoover and Roosevelt differ with regards to the role of government in society?
What does it mean to be on relief or on the dole?
What is pump-priming and what does that have to do with the New Deal?
The Great Depression is associated with what decade?
What were Roosevelt’s “fireside chats”?
What was the idea of alphabet soup that we talked about in class?
What was court packing and why  did Mr. Roosevelt suggest such an idea?
Who became leader of the Soviet Union in 1924?
Japan invaded what country in 1931?
What were two things that suggest the United States was not an isolationistic country in the 1930s.
What were two things that would suggest the United States was mostly isolationist in the 1930s?
What happened 1 September 1939?  What does blitzkrieg have to do with it?
17 May

watched FDR DVD
you should be organizing information from the video for the FDR essay
geography for Friday will be these rivers:  Columbia, Missouri, Yukon, Delaware, 
Tennessee, Rio Grande, Connecticut, and Platte
check out the rivers game on the geography page of the blog
turn in role of government questions

16 May

watched video on 1930s teen hobos 

10 May

read historians A-F about the causes of the Great Depression

get vocab sheet
define GDP
complete worksheet on historians A-F
What is a bull market?  What is a bear market?

9 May

countries for Friday's quiz- France, Russia, Great Britain, Belgium, Italy, Germany, Poland,

Ottoman Empire, Austria-Hungary, and Mexico

owning stock means you own part of a        corporation

two main ways to make money by owning
      sell stock for more than you paid
      get a share of the profit of the company
             called dividend 
buying stock on margin
     borrowing money to buy stock
     stock is the collateral
Dow Jones Industrial Average measures how well the stock market is doing

8 May

write summaries of 1920s document packets (see me for packets)

5 May

make up quiz
work on 1920s questions (handout on the blog)

3 May

read Laura Frost article and write a summary/reaction and list connections to things we have already covered, other classes, movies or anything else you can connect the article to
turn in chapter 19 study guide
quiz tomorrow

2 May

Why did the US enter WWI? 
      1) Jan 1917 Germany declared unrestricted
      submarine warefare around UK
      2) Zimmerman Note- Germany trying to
      get Mexico to side with German against
      the US
US president during WWI was Woodrow
new technologies
     machine gun
     poison gas
 trench warefare

1 May  
     US entered 1917
     Central Powers
          Germany, Austria-Hungary, Ottoman
          Russia, France, Britain, Italy and later
          the US
 spark that started the war    
      assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand
      of Austria-Hungary
      in 1914
long term causes of the war
     nationalism- strong love for country
     militarism- military in control of a 

19 April

cool whaling story 
turn chapter 18 study guide in
make sure timeline and territories chart is complete

make up work is one page on Panama Canal and one page on the whales ship Essex- identify your sources- and complete above worksheets

17 April

empire- one country takes over others
imperialism- creating an empire

chapter 18 study guide is due Wednesday

Why imperialism?
     desire for military strength
          project power and protect US interests
     need some coaling stations to refuel ships
     global competition
          powerful countries had empires so 
          we wanted one too
     white man's burden
           folks from Europe and the US felt
           superior to the rest of the world
           we felt need to civilize and Christianize
           Africa and Asia

yellow journalism-  jazzed up stories to sell 
       more newspapers       

13  April

midterm tomorrow- do well
Bessemer process- way to make steel cheap
Jamestown- 1607- first permanent English
settlement in the New World
4 July 1776- Dec. of Ind.
Social Darwinism- survival of the fittest in
human societies
16th- made a US income tax legal
17th- direct election of senators
18th- prohibition of alcohol
19th- women right to vote
capitalism- economic system with private
ownership of business
socialism- economic system with government
owned business
Meat Inspection Act- 1906- prompted by
The Jungle
federalism splits power between state and national government
federalists and ant-federalists - federalists
supported the adoption of the Constitution
Yorktown- last major battle of the Revolution
Saratoga- US victory that convinced the
French to help the US - 1777
10 April

worked on essays

7 April

baseball video- two pages on late 19th century baseball in the US

6 April

Progressive Era about 1900-1920
political reforms
    state level
        recall election
             throw the bum out early
             voters decide if a proposal become law
        primary election
              determines the parties nominee for 
              general election
   federal level
        16th Amendment- income tax
        17th Amendment- direct election of 
             US senators
        18th Amendment- prohibition
5 April

SATs- Hope you did well.

chapter 17 study guide is due tomorrow

4 April

a look at the US in 1904

muckraker- journalist who wrote about problems in society (investigative journalist)
read handout on muckrakers and summarize each example in the handout

3 April


    [dee-hyoo-muh-nahyz or, often, -yoo-] 
verb (used with object)dehumanized, dehumanizing.

to deprive of human qualities or attributes; divest of individuality:
Conformity dehumanized him.

responses to industrialization
    labor unions
    Populist Party
    progressive era
         about 1900-1920
         move away from laissez-faire
         towards more government 
     more urban than populists
     both Republican and Democrat
     willing to have more government 
     tended to be middle and upper
     middle class not lower class

31 March

    old immigrants were from northern and
    western Europe
    new immigrants were from southern and
    eastern Europe  from about 1890-1924

28 March

capitalism- economic system with privately 
     owned business which operate with a
     profit motive
     what US has- mostly
socialism- econ system in which the 
     government owns some or all businesses
robber baron- usually for 19th century
     wealthy owner of BIG business 
trust- several companies have a group of 
     trustees runall of the companies
          could lead to loss of competition
     like a monopoly 
depression- bad economic times
     high unemployment rate
vertical integration- owning several steps of
horizontal integration- expand at one level of
economies of scale- as a business gets bigger 
   its cost of production per unit goes down
business cycle- good economic times followed
     by bad times then good then bad
laissez-faire- leave alone, government stays
    out of the economy
market economy- capitalism
social Darwinsim- survival of the fittest 
     applied to human societies
     if you are rich you're smarter or harder
     working and if poor due to being lazy or
inflation- general rise in prices
deflation- general decline in prices
factors of production- land(natural resources),
     labor, capital (tools and equipment), 

Ice cutting questions are due tomorrow, inventions brochures are due Thursday, and the electric chair questions and econ term are due Friday.

All fifty states are fair game for Friday's quiz.

22 March

chapter 13 study guide is due tomorrow
inflation- general rise in prices
deflation- general decline in prices
late 19th century was a time of deflation and that hurt farmers so they wanted more money
put into circulation to help create some inflation
drawings of soddie, train, windmill, reaper, walking plow and barbed wire

20 March

the west
   starts at 98 degrees west
   sparsely populated
   few trees except in the mountains, along
   some streams and rivers, and in people's 
  high in elevation
   mountains and plains (flat to rolling hills)

write a description of each of these things
    Ft. Clatsop
    Battle of the Little Big Horn
    prairie dogs
    Bonneville Dam
    Bonneville Salt Flats
    Yellowstone National Park
    Old Faithful
    Dinosaur National Park

    Cripple Creek CO

17 March

            make up quiz by Friday the 24th
write two pages taking the opposite view as your essay
start reading chapter 13

16 March
worked on essay- due tomorrow
new states are TX, OK, KS, NE, SD, and ND

15 March

you should not ignore contradictory evidence

in your essay
     show how contradictory evidence is wrong
     or it is minimal, or weak argument
you need to cite your sources
    need a works cited
    in text citations
    Mr. Lincoln was a very smart man (Smith, p. 2) 

write a half page, one paragraph response to the essay prompt

14 March

snow day

Pi Day 13 March

      example of good leadership- North
           being able to utilize manufacturing
           Emancipation Proclamation- help keep
           Britain out of war
           Lincoln and Ft. Sumter- getting the
           South to fire first
           Anaconda Plan
           Lincoln replaced McClellan
           Grant and Sherman were strong leaders
           who fought- Shiloh
examples of good leadership- South
      Stonewall Jackson- First Bull Run he 
      rallied his troops 
      Lee- well respected
              won several battles even though
              North had more men and supplies
      Col. Magruder and his trick on McClellan

make sure you get the articles on leadership handed out in class 

9 March

technology and the Civil War

    iron clads
    rifle and the Minie ball
    gatling gun
major battles
    Ft. Sumter
        first shooting of the war
        mostly a Union victory so President 
        Lincoln issued his Emancipation
        Union victory
        turning point of the war
         Union victory
         gave Union control of  the Mississippi River

Both sides started out relying on volunteer soldiers, but the had to institute a draft.
Rich men could avoid the draft by paying for a substitute.
Andrew Johnson became president when Abraham Lincoln was murdered.
Andersonville was a prisoner of war camp in Georgia where thousand of Northern
prisoners died.
7 March

advantages of each side

North advantages

more factories
more soldiers
more money
more ships
established government
more guns
more farms
Britain really did not help South

South advantages

homefield advantage
bigger reason to fight
almost British help (small amount)

6 March 

new states are MN, IA, MO, AR and LA

check the Civil War page of the blog for homework assignments

Civil War-  1861-1865

civil war- war within a country
North vs. South

North                                           South

Union                                         Confederates

USA                                CSA
                                         goal was to secede to 
                                        form own country
goal was to keep the country together
blue                                  gray and red
President Lincoln             President Jefferson Davis
General Grant                    General Lee
Yankees                            Rebels
Washington DC                     Richmond VA was capital
Billy Yank                          Johnny Reb
Battle Hymn of the Republic
Names southerners might prefer.
    War Between the States
    War of Southern Independence
    War of Northern Aggression

border states were slave states that did not 
     KY, MO, DE, MD and later WV

21 February

Kansas-Nebraska Act
    between North and South
    the question of weather Kansas and Nebraska should be slave or free was to be decided
    by popular sovereignty, meaning the people who lived there would decide
New England Emi
some folks in the South do not like the name Civil War- alternative names might be
   War Bgrant Aid Company
     abolitonists from New England went to Kansas to vote against slavery
     not real compromise- they were not willing
Bleeding Kansas
      late 1850s
      people who went to KS to vote for or against slavery often ended up fighting
      a few hundred were killed
Crittenden Compromise
     a last attempt by Senator Crittendon of Kentucky (just like Henry Clay) to find a
    compromise between North and South-  it did not work
turn in time line and compromises writeups part 2

20 February

Missouri Compromise
    between North and South
    compromise had 2 parts
          states- MO as a slave state
                     ME as free state
                     North got no slavery north of
                     36 degrees 30 minutes
                     South got slavery south of that
William Lloyd Garrison was an abolitionist
 to abolish means to get rid of
The Liberator was a newspaper first published
Garrison was not interested in compromising
most people in 1830s not abolitionists
most white Southerners did not own slaves
Compromise of 1850
    between North and South over slavery
    N got
        CA as a free state
        end of the slave trade in DC
    S got
       new Fugitive Slave Law

We will finish the Compromise of 1850 tomorrow.  We will also go over the last three compromises and the compromises write-ups part 2 is also due tomorrow.

17 February

industrial revolution
     going from hand made at home or small
     shops to machine made in mills (factories)
     in the US started around 1820s
     water power

16 February 

label territories on 1783 and 1803 map
complete Territorial Expansion chart
Manifest Destiny
    the US would one day go sea to sea
geography for tomorrow will be all states east of the Mississippi River

15 February

finished looking at the life of Noah Blake in 1805
status quo ante bellum
    going back to the conditions before the war
    what the Treaty of Ghent did which ended the War of 1812
War of 1812 was between the US and UK
listened to the song Battle of New Olreans

tariff is a tax on imports
    designed to raise money for the Federal gov. 
most factories in 1800s in North
generally folks in the North liked higher tariffs because it made people want to buy the now cheaper
US made goods
generally folks in the South didn't
1828 Tariff of Abominations (southern term)
    protective tariff
1832 tariffs went higher
1833 compromise tariff to lower them over time

14 February

strict construction (interpretation)
    government can only do what Const. says
    makes for a weaker central government
    Thomas Jefferson believed in this
loose construction (interpretation)
    if Const. doesn't say no then gov. can do it
    makes for a stronger central gov.
Louisiana Purchase
   US bought LA Territory from French
   Jefferson was president
   TJ v. TJ
   TJ calls it a treaty and does not try to amend
   the Const. 
    Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery
    explored LA Purchase      

compromises write-ups due tomorrow

New states for Friday are MI, WI, IL, AL, MS AND TN.

10 February

before the Constitution the US had The
Articles of Confederation
    made for a weak central government
in 1787 55 men met in Philadelphia to revise
the Articles
presentation on the Great Compromise
3/5 compromise
     North v. South
    agreed to count each slave as 3/5 of a person

9 February

snow day- quiz tomorrow
New states are Vermont, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Kentucky.

8 February

library time
American Revolution battles
    Lexington and Concord
       first shooting of the revolution
       American victory
       because the US won the French decided
       to help the US
       last major battle of the Revolution  

6 January
   three examples from worksheet
   go in chronological order
   due Wednesday

watched the musket demonstration video- see Compromises page

3 February

make up quiz
complete worksheet on the Declaration of Independence
have book covered by Monday
turn in map homework

2 February

Explain why the colonists went from loyal to the British king in 1763 to shooting at British soldiers in 1775.
complete pre Revolution handout

1 February

colonies were set up to benefit the mother
Spanish set up first colony in what is now
the US
     St. Augustine FL in 1565
first permanent English settlement in what is now the US was Jamestown in 1607
French and Indian War
     a) 1754-1763
     b) started in near what is now Pittsburgh PA
     c)  GW led Virginia troops that ran into
          French soldiers and the war starts
      d)  General James Wolfe led British troops
           that defeated the French at Quebec
           which meant British won the war
           to honor Wolfe the town was named
           for him
In 17 63 Benjamin Franklin said the colonists were very loyal to the King of Britain.
complete worksheet and maps on the French and Indian War

31 January

hand out books

  1. a country or area under the full or partial political control of another country, typically a distant one, and occupied by settlers from that country.
    synonyms: settlement · dependency · protectorate · satellite · territory · outpost · 

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