Monday, January 31, 2011

Period 7 Vocabulary for Monday


Period 7 - In class on Monday define the following terms using the textbooks or the Internet.

Homestead Act
Homesteader
Sand Creek Massacre
Sitting Bull
George A. Custer
Dawes Act
Assimilation
Morrill Land Grant Acts

Declaration of Sentiments Compared to Declaration of Independence

Period 5 - In class assignment for Monday.

Read the Declaration of Independence here or in the textbook.

Read the Declaration of Sentiments here. Read some background on the Seneca Falls Convention in chapter 8 of the textbook or in an online reference.

Answer the following questions:
1. What similarities can you identify between the documents? Give examples.
2. How do the documents differ?
3. In the Declaration of Independence the US addresses its grievances to England, to whom does the Declaration of Sentiments direct its grievances?
4. Are the writers of the Declaration of Sentiments justified in expressing their frustrations and grievances?

Period 5 Vocabulary List

Vocabulary to regarding reform movements of the 19th century.

Transcendentalism
Henry David Thoreau
Utopian Society
William Lloyd Garrison
Frederick Douglass
Abolition
Temperance
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Seneca Falls Convention
Declaration of Sentiments
Trade Unions

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

19th Century Reform Movement Vocabulary

Essential Question: What attempts were made to challenge the status quo in the 19th Century?

Vocabulary:
Transcendentalism
Horace Mann
Temperance
American Temperance Union
Dorthea Lynde Dix
Seneca Falls Convention
Oberlin College
Mount Holyoke College
Declaration of Sentiments
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Lucretia Mott
Susan B. Anthony
2nd Great Awakening
Calvinism
Unitarianism
Universalism
Frontier Revivals
Joseph Smith
Brigham Young
Shakers

19th Century Reform Movements Presentations

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These are the scoring points for the presentation.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

More Mid-term Review

Essay Preparation
Identify and analyze a pattern appearing in US History between 1763 and 1877.


Vocabulary to Know
Emancipation Proclamation
Judicial Review
Popular Sovereignty
War with Mexico
Manifest Destiny
Homestead Act
14th Amendment
13th Amendment
Nullification Doctrine (theory)
Electoral College
Social Contract Theory
Monroe Doctrine
Tariff of Abominations
Checks & Balances
Federalists
Anti-Federalists
Bill of Rights
Trail of Tears
Shays's Rebellion
Anaconda Plan
Total War
Elastic Clause
John Brown
American System
Henry Clay
3/5 Compromise
36-30 Line
Missouri Compromise
Bleeding Kansas
Louisiana Purchase
Dred Scott
Fugitive Slave Law
Compromise of 1850
Fort Sumter
Battle of Yorktown

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Comparing Sharecropping Contracts

After the Civil War, many freed slaves had few employment options available to them. Some took advantage of the Homestead Act, some went north in search of work, but most ended up staying on the same farms that they had spent their lives working on. The only difference now was that they were sharecroppers.

This is how the Freedmen's Bureau envisioned sharecropping contracts.

This is how many sharecropping contracts were written.

Note the differences between the two contracts. How would the second contract prevent sharecroppers from "getting ahead?"

Midterm Exam Review - Part 1

1. Compare the economic and social characteristics of northern and southern colonies.

2. What are the principles of social contract theory?

3. Compare and contrast the views of Federalists and Anti-Federalists.

4. Outline the causes of sectionalism in 1800-1860.

5. How was the role of the Supreme Court defined by the cases of Marbury v. Madison and Worcester v. Georgia?

6. Outline the effects of Manifest Destiny on the social, political, and economic events and concepts of 1800-1860.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Period 5 - Vocabulary Homework

For Thursday: Define the following terms and their relationship to Reconstruction.

Andrew Johnson
Fourteenth Amendment
Fifteenth Amendment
Black Codes
Scalawag
Carpetbagger
Sharecropping
Tenant Farming
Ku Klux Klan
Panic of 1873
Rutherford B. Hayes
Samuel Tilden
Home Rule

Monday, January 10, 2011

US History - Period 2 - Soldiers' Daily Lives

Take a look at the pictures here then read the information here. After looking at the pictures and reading the information about soldiers' daily lives, pretend you are a Civil War soldier and write a short letter about your daily life to your family and friends back at home.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Soldiers in the 20th Maine

Click here to see a list of the enlisted soldiers from the 20th Maine who fought at Gettysburg.

1. What is the average age of these soldiers?

2. What part of Maine are they from?

3. Are any of the soldiers related to each other?

4. Which town(s) had the most soldiers involved?

5. What type of work did these men do?

6. Were more men married or single? Why do you think that is?

Slavery Equals Civil War

1. Read the article found here.

2. Notice how the author uses quotes from primary documents to support his arguments.

3. As we've discussed in class, there are many causes of the Civil War. Is slavery the most important of those causes? How are some of the other causes we've discussed connected to slavery?

4. Read the articles distributed in class. Then write your own short essay using quotes from the articles you read and at least one quote from an article you found on your own to answer one of these two questions: The south is a separate conquered nation? The south is not a separate conquered nation?

Tuesday, January 4, 2011