Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Thursday, December 19, 2013

A "firm" reminder about tomorrow

Just a reminder to what I mentioned last week as well as earlier this week before being out sick:

No one has permission to go caroling or anywhere else during my class period. 
You have a full period exam tomorrow.
You are expected to be in class, prepared, & on time.
I will NOT accept passes from the music wing because you were caroling the period before my class. 
Stop and get yourself a late pass from 1412 since that's exactly where I will be sending you if you show up with any other pass.
My class is required for graduation.
This Regents is required for graduation.
Caroling may be more fun & festive, but it is NOT required for graduation.
If you opt to cut class to go caroling, you will receive a zero on your exam with no opportunity to make it up, since you elected to miss the test by cutting class.

Please keep this in mind tomorrow if you fall into the "caroling" category. 
Study tonight, be on time & prepared tomorrow.
See you then!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

US History: Homework Due Monday, Jan. 6, 2014 (yes, all of it)

Chapter 12 Questions

Chapter 1 Section 1: The Politics of Reconstruction

1.    Explain the term “reconstruction.”

2.    How did Lincoln plan to readmit Southern states into the Union?

3.    Identify the goals of Thaddeus Stevens & the Radical Republicans

4.    What was the purpose of the Wade-Davis Bill?

5.    Why didn’t the Wade-David Bill become law?

6.    How was Johnson’s Reconstruction different from Lincoln’s plan?

7.    Why was the Freedman’s Bureau established?

8.    How did the Black Codes affect African Americans?

9.    Why did the Civil Rights Act of 1866 “fail?”

10.  What protections were granted in the 14th Amendment?

11.  Why was Johnson impeached?

12.  What was Johnson charged with?

13.  How did Johnson’s impeachment trial end?

14.  Who was elected President in 1868?

15.  What was the purpose of the 15th Amendment?

Chapter 12 Section 2: Reconstructing Society

1.    Describe the devastation suffered by the South as a result of the Civil War.

2.    Describe the economic effects the South suffered as a result of the Civil War.

3.    What types of public works programs were enacted to help rebuild the South after the Civil War?

4.    What was the difference between a scalawag & a carpetbagger?

5.    Which political party did most African Americans join after the Civil War?

6.    Why did the Republican Party suffer a lack of unity?

7.    Identify the challenges faced by former slaves.

8.    Identify the new-won freedoms of African Americans.

9.    Why was education important to former slaves?

10.  How did African American volunteer groups help their communities?

11.  How were sharecroppers different from tenant farmers?

12.  Why was cotton no longer “king?”

13.  How did the end of cotton as “king” affect the South?

Chapter 12 Section 3: The Collapse of Reconstruction

1.    Why did the Ku Klux Klan develop?

2.    What were the goals of the Ku Klux Klan?

3.    How did the Klan achieve these goals?

4.    How did Congress respond to the Ku Klux Klan?

5.    Describe Grant’s presidency.

6.    Why did Republican unity “shatter?”

7.    Why did the Panic of 1873 begin?

8.    What was the dispute over currency?

9.    How was the currency dispute solved?

10.  How did the Slaughterhouse Cases (1873) affect African Americans?

11.  How did U.S. v. Reese (1876) affect the African Americans?

12.  Who won the Election on 1876?

13.  Identify 3 reasons Reconstruction can be considered a failure.

14.  Identify 3 reasons Reconstruction can be considered a success.

15.  What mistakes did Radical Republicans make when trying to help former slaves during Reconstruction?

Chapter 12 Vocabulary
1.     Andrew Johnson
2.    Reconstruction
3.    Radical Republicans
4.    Thaddeus Stevens
5.    Freedman’s Bureau
6.    Black Codes
7.    14th Amendment
8.    15th Amendment
9.    Scalawag
10.  Carpetbagger
11.  Sharecropping
12.  Tenant Farming
13.  Ku Klux Klan
14.  Panic of 1873
15.  Redemption
16.  Rutherford B. Hayes
Chapter 13 Questions
Chapter 13 Section 1: Native American Cultures in Crisis
1.    Describe the importance of horses to Native American cultures.
2.    Describe the importance of buffalo to Native American cultures.
3.    Why did settlers push westward?
4.    Explain the Homestead Act.
5.    Why was the Homestead Act passed?
6.    Describe the Sandy Creek Massacre.
7.    Why is Sitting Bull important?
8.    Why is Custer important?
9.    Describe Custer’s last stand.
10.  What was the purpose of the Dawes Act?
11.  Explain the Ghost Dance.
12.  What was the importance of the Battle of Wounded Knee?
Chapter 13 Section 2: The Growth of the Cattle Industry
1.    Why were railroads important to ranchers?
2.    Describe the life of a cowboy.
3.    Explain the purpose of the long drive.
Chapter 13 Section 3: Settling on the Great Plains
1.    What were the benefits of homesteading?
2.    Why did the frontier close?
3.    What were the differences between dugouts & soddies?
4.    How did the Morrill Land Grant Acts assist people?
5.    Why did farmers go into debt?
6.    How did this debt affect farmers?
Chapter 13 Section 4: Farmers & the Populist Movement
1.    Why was there a demand for cheaper money?
2.    Why were the railroads experiencing problems?
3.    Why did the Grange Movement begin?
4.    What were the goals of the Grange?
5.    Why did Populism develop?
6.    What were the goals of the Populist Party?
7.    How did the Panic of 1893 affect Americans & American industry?
8.    Explain the importance of Bryan’s “Cross of Gold” speech.
9.    Why did Populism end?

Chapter 13 Vocabulary
1.     Great Plains
2.    Homestead Act
3.    Exodusters
4.    Sitting Bull
5.    George Armstrong Custer
6.    Assimilation
7.    Dawes Act
8.    Battle of Wounded Knee
9.    Barbed Wire
10.  Homesteaders
11.  Morrill Land Grant Acts
12.  Bonanza Farms
13.  The Grange
14.  Populism
15.  Bimetalism
16.  William McKinley
17.  William Jennings Bryan
18.  “Cross of Gold” speech



Global II: Homework due Monday, Jan. 6, 2014 (yes, all of it)

Chapter 28 Vocabulary is also due, posted last week.  Quiz when we get back.

Writing Assignment #1:
Write a "three page paper" discussing the causes & effects of the Opium War on both China & England.

Writing Assignment #2:
Write a "three page paper" discussing the causes & effects of the Meiji Era on Japan.

In addition, all the work that follows is due:

Chapter 29 Section 1:

The Stage is Set for War (pp. 742-6)

  1. Why did nationalism increase rivalries between European nations?
  2. How did imperialism bring Europe close to war?
  3. How are nationalism and militarism connected?
  4. Why did the Triple Alliance develop?
  5. Why did the Triple Entente develop?
  6. Why is the Balkans known as the “powder keg” of Europe?
  7. How did nationalism affect the Balkans?
  8. How did Serbian nationalism affect the nations around Serbia?
  9. Why did Russia mobilize against Austria?


Chapter 29 Section 2:

War Consumes Europe (pp. 747-51)

  1. How did the alliance system pull Europe into war?
  2. Why was speed vital to the success of the Schlieffen Plan?
  3. Why did Britain declare war on Germany?
  4. Why do some people consider the first Battle of the Marne to be the single most important event of the war?
  5. Why was “no man’s land” given this name?
  6. How was the war on the Eastern Front different from the one on the Western Front?
  7. Why was Russia’s war effort near collapse by 1916?


Chapter 29 Section 3:

War Affects the World (pp. 752-7)

  1. Why did the Allies believe the Dardanelles were important?
  2. How were the colonies involved the war effort?
  3. Why was unrestricted submarine warfare a problem for the Allies?
  4. Why is the Zimmerman Note the “last straw” for America?
  5. How did total war affect the people of warring nations?
  6. Why was propaganda used by both sides?
  7. How did WWI affect women?
  8. Why did Russia withdraw form the war?
  9. How did Russia’s withdrawal affect Germany?
  10. Why did the fighting stop?


Chapter 29 Section 4:

A Flawed Peace (pp. 758-63)

  1. Why did Wilson believe that the Fourteen Points were necessary?
  2. Why was the League of Nations established?
  3. How did the Treaty of Versailles punish Germany?
  4. How did the Treaty of Versailles change the map of Europe?
  5. How did the Treaty of Versailles change the map of the Middle East?
  6. Why is the Treaty of Versailles often called “a peace built on quicksand?”
  7. How did the war affect European society?
  8. How did the war affect Europe’s economy?
  9. Why were people disillusioned after WWI?
    Chapter 29
    1. Militarism
    2. Triple Alliance
    3. Kaiser Wilhelm II
    4. Triple Entente
    5. Central Powers
    6. Allies
    7. Western Front
    8. Trench Warfare
    9. Eastern Front
    10. Unrestricted Submarine Warfare
    11. Total War
    12. Rationing
    13. Propaganda
    14. Armistice
    15. Fourteen Points
    16. Self-Determination
    17. Treaty of Versailles
    18. League of Nations
    REMEMBER!  When a vocabulary word is a person you need to know where they are from and why they are important enough to be in your textbook!
    Chapter 29:
    “Regents Connections”
    1. How did nationalism platy a role in WWI?
    2. How did imperialism play a role in WWI?
    3. How did technology play a role in WWI?
    4. To what extent were the issues that caused WWI resolved?
    5. How did WWI raise fundamental questions regarding justice and human rights?
    6. Why is WWI considered a “turning point” in history?
    7. What role did women play during WWI?
    8. Why might the Germans, French, and British view the causes of WWI differently?