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Saturday, September 28, 2013

Ch. 5 Test Study Guide

For the following 5 items, please be able to write about their importance: (I'll give you a index card on Monday for these 5)

  1. Barbed Wire and the Open Range (the closing of the Open Range)
  2. William H. Seward and the Purchase of Alaska (the discovery of oil)
  3. Dawes Act and Indians (the government trying to give land to Native Americans which resulted in the loss of 2/3's of Indian land)
  4. Comstock Lode and Silver (the discovery of silver, along with of minerals, resulted in massive migration, immigration, and mineral wealth)
  5. US Department of Agriculture (Agency responsible for developing and executing US federal government policy on farming, agriculture, forestry, and food)
Other Things to Know for the QUIZ: Sod Houses, Seward's Folly, Bonanza Farms, Railhead, The Dawes Act, Longhorns, Long Drives, Barbed Wire, Pacific Railway Act, Morrill Act, Homestead Act, Hard-Rock Mining, Hydraulic Mining, and the Patio Process

Of Note for The Week of September 30-October 4, 2013: This week we will have a Ch. 5 Test on Tuesday (Oct. 1), finish up work on Ch. 6 (Monday-Wednesday), and start Ch. 7 (Wednesday-Friday). The 6-weeks ends on Oct. 8, so make sure you are good to go for ALL of your classes. Please ask if any help, tutorials, or anything else is needed. Let's have another great week!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Week of Sept. 23-27, 2013

This week we will be starting and working on Ch. 6 and taking our Chs. 3-4 QUIZ on Tuesday. You need paper and a pen each day. And please do not forget that Wednesday is an Early Dismissal day. The Chs 3-4 QUIZ Study Guide is the post below. Please enjoy and let's have another great week!

Chs. 3-4 Study Guide for QUIZ (Sept. 24)

Be able to write about the following:
Causes of Southern Succession:
1. Economic and social differences between the North (Industrial) and the South (Agricultural)
2. State’ Rights vs. Federal Rights: Where is the true power?
3. The fight between Slave and Non-Slave State Proponents: Should slavery be allowed in the US?
4. Growth of the Abolition Movement: Highlighted by - the publishing of Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin, the Dred Scott Case, John Brown's Raid, and the passage of the Fugitive Slave Act, that held individuals responsible for harboring fugitive slaves even if they were located in non-slave states
5. The Election of Lincoln: The South fearing for their institutions
Henry Clay and Compromise: Northern politician (The Great Compromiser) who developed the American System as well as negotiated numerous compromises to try to bring peace in the US over slavery and other issues.
13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments: 13th Amendment: (1865) Abolished slavery. 14th Amendment: (1868) Gave full rights of citizenship to all people born or naturalized in the US, except for American Indians. 15th Amendment: (1870) Gave African American men the right to vote. These are the Amendments that came as a result of the Civil War.
Compromise of 1877 and Rutherford B. Hayes: Agreement to settle the disputed POTUS election of 1876; (D)s agreed to accept Rutherford B. Hayes (R) as POTUS in return for the removal of federal troops from the South.
Ulysses S. Grant: (R; #18; 1869–1877) As POTUS he led the Radical (R)s in their effort to eliminate Confederate nationalism and slavery. Grant effectively destroyed the KKK in 1871. Grant was the 1st POTUS to establish Civil Service reform. His reputation was marred by his repeated defense of corrupt appointees, and the Panic of 1873. His (R) Party split in 1872 with reformers denouncing him.
Other Things to Know: Lincoln (Civil War President), Robert E. Lee, Bleeding Kansas, Conscription, Emancipation Proclamation, Thaddeus Stevens vs. Andrew Johnson, Amnesty, Dred Scott, Poll Taxes and Literacy Tests Suppress Votes, Elizabeth Blackwell and Clara Barton, Nat Turner, William Lloyd Garrison, KKK, Freedmen’s Bureau, Harriet Beecher Stowe, The Civil War was from 1861-1865, Abolitionists against slavery, the Black Codes, Secession, Habeus Corpus, Reconstruction (after the CW), John Wilkes Booth, Panic of 1873, Carpetbaggers

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Ch. 1-2: What to Know for the Quiz on Sept. 17


Be able to explain in sentences:
George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Abe Lincoln, Dred Scott Decision
Other things of note:
Fundamental orders of Conn, Pilgrims, Middle Passage, Stamp Act, John Marshall, Louisiana Purchase, Manifest Destiny, Bill of Rights, Free Enterprise, Missouri Compromise, Popular Sovereignty, Frederick Douglass, Dorthea Dix, John Brown, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, The Explorers, # of Congressmen and Senators, The Confederacy, 2nd Great Awakening 

Don't Forget:

  • We start Ch. 5 tomorrow
  • We discuss college stuff with Ms. Manraj on Wednesday (all you need is yourself)
  • The Ch. 3-4 Quiz is Sept. 24
  • The Ch. 5 Test is Oct. 1
  • Besides all that, we will be discussing STAAR, highlighting, and writing - be prepared
  • Read over your notes!!! It will help 

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Classes So Far...

So far the 2013-2014 school year has been quite good (at least for me)! Here are some things to keep in mind with Open House (Sept. 11) and the close of the 1st 3-weeks of school coming up:

  • Make sure that you check your GradeSpeed and make sure there are no missing assignments
  • Make sure you have your Ch. 1 Notes and the Ch. 2-4 Packets
  • Make sure you are working on the highlighting/underlining and please ask if you have any questions
  • The packets are due Thursday, which is more than enough time to complete (I've already had a few people complete it all and turned them in)
  • Don't forget that I'm always available @lunch and after school for questions, news watching, or just to talk if any issues are being had - please take advantage if needed
  • The Chs. 1-2 Quiz is Tuesday Sept. 17 and the Chs. 3-4 Quiz is Tuesday Sept 24
  • We start Ch. 5 on Monday, with a little review for the 1st quiz, and getting back to some STAAR prep
  • I've been very proud of my students so far, a little talky (except 2nd), but everyone's been pretty wonderful and I couldn't have asked for a better start to the year!
All good, make sure that you're good to go, and let's close the 1st half of this grading cycle in a great way!