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MORT WORK
STUDENT-EXPECTATIONS
Mr. Realini's Objectives for each Section
Chapter 1
Section One

1 - Discuss European's reasons for exploring
2 - Describe the role of Spanish and
Portuguese explorers in the Age of Exploration
3- Explain the impact of national rivalries on exploring the Americas

Chapter 1
Section Three

1 - Describe the influence of Greece and Rome on later political thought
2 - Explain Renaissance
ideas on government and religion
3 - Discuss the ideas of
Enlightenment thinkers

QUIZ
MORT
WORK

1. - Make a list of ten things you want to learn about US History this year.
2. - Go back in time and change an event. You may not commit a crime and no one can catch you making the change.
3. - What is the definition of technology? Give an example of technology that was discovered before 1800.
4. - Choose an event from the American History Timeline between 1492 and 1646 and ask Mr. Realini two questions about else do you want to know.
5. - What is the most important thing you want to learn about US History this year?
6. -How were the decisions made in ancient Athens? How were the decisions made in the Roman Republic?

7 - What is meant by "natural law"? Give three examples.

CHAPTER ONE TEST
Chapter 2

Section One

1-Discuss the first European settlements in North America and the hardships settlers faced
2-Identify the importance of the legislature in Virginia
3-Explain why EACH of the English colonies was settled

QUIZ
Chapter 2

Section Two

1-Explain the growth of population, agriculture, and trade in the colonies
2-Describe the economic impact of slavery on the southern colonies
3-Identify the influence of
religion and education on American culture
4-Discuss the growing tensions between the colonies and Great Britain over trade.

CHAPTER TWO SECTION ONE & TWO TEST
Chapter 2

Section Three

French & Indian War - Prussia and the First World Wor

1-Discuss how colonists reacted to British government actions.
2-Describe the meeting of the first
Continental Congress.
3-Explain why the
American Revolution broke out

QUIZ
Chapter 2

Section
Four

1-Describe how the Colonial Leaders planned their resistance
2-Outline the Ideas behind the
Declaration of Independence
3-Identify how American Forces won the
Revolutionary War
4-Explain how America's Revolutionary War led to Revolutions in other parts of the
world.

QUIZ

STUDY GUIDE CHAPTER TWO SECTION THREE & FOUR

MORT
WORK
Chapter 2

1. - What was the first College established in North America?
2. - Why did the Puritans move to America?
3. - What do you go to school for?What do you want to learn?
Pres. Obama
4. - How did political, technological, economic, and religious changes effect the creation of the American Government?

5. - What can people do if they feel their rights are violated?
6. - Today's weather is typical for this time of year. Agree or disagree?
7. - Read pages 132-133, "The Road to Representative Government" then answer questions 1,2, &3 on page 133.
8. - What challenges did English settlers face in colonizing early North America?
9. - How did geography affect the economies of the three colonial regions?
10.-What did the Great Awakening mean to the colonies? (look at pages 128-129)
11.-Read about Ben Franklin on p151, then explain who would be like him today?
12.-Make a list of ten taxes we have today.
13.-Read "The Coming Conflict" on page 139, then answer the two DBQs. Explain your aqnswers.
14.-What similarities to the Committees of Correspondence exist today?
15.-List the Political Ideas that led to the Continental Congress
16.-List the good and bad results from the Stamp Act.
17.-How did the American fighters differ from the British soldiers?
18.-What laws and political ideas did Jefferson use when writing the Declaration of Independence?
19.-Read pages 158-159 and then write a letter to Mr. Inglis taking the side of the Loyalists or the Patriots.

CHAPTER TWO SECTION THREE & FOUR TEST RUBRIC

CHAPTER TWO
DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

1. Identify the Ideas behind the Declaration of Independence

2. Describe the importance of religious beliefs in the Declaration of Independence.

3. List the powers the new independent states planned to claim.

MORT WORK

1. Which grievance BEST summarizes the CORE issue in the Declaration?

2. Explain the meaning of the closing statement: "...mutually pledge our Lives, our Fortunes, and our Sacred Honor..."

SIGN THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

Chapter 3

Section
One

1-Explain why the States began writing constitutions in 1776.
2-Explain why Americans wanted a stronger central government.
3-Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the
Articles of Confederation.

QUIZ
Chapter 3

Section
Two

1-Describe the Weaknesses of the Government under the Articles of Confederation.
2-Explain how national leaders met to produce a new Constitution.
3-Discuss how the
Constitutional Convention worked to create a new government for the country.

QUIZ
Chapter 3

Section
Three

1-Discuss the ideas and figures that shaped the Constitution.
2-Describe the system of
checks and balances.
3-Explain how
Americans reacted to the Constitution

QUIZ
MORT
WORK
Chapter 3

1-Look at the nine Proverbs listed on page 161 that were written by Benjamin Franklin. In your own words describe what each of them means to you? Give the "figurative" definition of his "literal" proverbs.
2-Make a list of strengths and weakness of the Articles of Confederation.
3-Use the Section Academic and Content Vocabulary words in a sentence.
4-Read page 198, James Madison, and explain why he was considered a great leader.
5-Give three examples of the Checks and Balances in the Constitution.
6-List the four powers that BOTH the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution were granted.
7-Read pages 208-209 and explain what Alexander Hamilton was arguing against in Federalist Paper #70.
8-Were the ANTI-FEDERALISTS justified in their FEAR of an all too powerful central government? Why or Why not?
9-Look at the picture on page 211. What impressions do you get of the family shown in the picture?
10-Explain ONE argument FOR and ONE argument AGAINST Ratifying the Constitution.

CATEGORY PROJECT
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WHO IS JOHN PETER ZENGER? WHY IS HE IMPORTANT?

CHAPTER THREE TEST RUBRIC
Chapter 4

Section
One

1-Identify the Goals of the Constitution as set out in the Preamble. Look on Page 221
2-Explain each of the seven principles of the Constitution. Copy the Chart on page 221
3-Discuss how the Constitution is still alive today.

QUIZ
Chapter 4

Section
Two

1-Explain the Powers of Congress and How Congress works.
2-Discuss the roles of the President and how
the executive branch works.
3-Outline the
structure of the courts and their role.

QUIZ
Chapter 4

Section
Three

1-Name the Basic Rights of Americans'.
2-Describe the
requirements for becoming a citizen.
3-Discuss the
duties and responsibilities of citizens.

QUIZ
MORT
WORK

Chapter 4

1-What is a citizen?
2-How does the ability to interpret and amend the US Constitution represent a compromise?
3-Look at Article I, Section 2, Part [3.] and describe who were the other non-slaves who were not counted to determine representation in the House of Representatives?
4-Explain what you think is the best job in the Federal Government and why?
5-Read pages 210-211 and answer the questions in the DBQ section
6-Read page 845 and design a flag ceremony for SMS
7-Make a list of all the
symbols that represent the U.S.A.
8-
List the values of the Writers of the Constitution that you see in the Constitution
9-What is
Popular Sovereignty?
10-How do "checks and balances" reflect the idea of "separation of powers" in the Constitution?
11-Make a chart showing the Branches, their Parts, their Roles, and How each Part Works?
12-What are the examples of Capitalization errors in the Preamble to the Constitution?
13-Explain the three categories of American Citizen's Rights.

CHAPTER FOUR TEST
STATES QUIZ
CAN YOU PASS THE CONSTITUTION TEST ON YOUR FIRST TRY?
CONSTITUTION TEST

Chapter 5

Section
One

1-Identify the actions taken to launch the new government

2-List some principles of the Bill of Rights

Quiz
Chapter 5

Section
Two

1-Explain the causes and effects of the Whiskey Rebellion.

2-Describe the struggles with Native Americans over present-day Ohio.
How are the Whiskey Rebellion, Fallen Timbers and Jay's Treaty Related?
3-Discuss why Washington issued the Neutrality Proclamation.

4-Outline the results of Jay and Pinckney's Treaty

Quiz
Chapter 5

Section
Three

1-Explain why the first political parties were formed.

2-Describe the foreign policy of John Adams.

3-Explain the debate over the Alien and Sedition Acts.

Quiz
MORT
WORK
Chapter 5

1-Make a list showing the differences between todays Democratic Party and the Republican Party.
2-Read page 277 and give two examples from each author of their bias
3-Rewrite the 14th Amendment in your own words.
What does the Amendment do for you?
4-Who becomes President if the President-elect and vice-president elect die before the inauguration?
5-List the actions by both Washington and the First Congress in order of importance
6-List the steps involved in prosecuting a crime of theft in front of a jury from the moment you discovered the theft.
List all the protections and requirements from the Constitution.
7-Make a list and describe the "
debts" of the Federal Government. Use the DEBT CLOCK.
8-Describe how you would have negotiated with the natives in Ohio? How would you get them to give up their land?
9-What did Hamilton, Madison, and Jefferson believe "implied powers" in the Constitution meant? They did not agree, how? Why?
10-What did Thomas Jefferson think "implied powers" in the Constitution meant?
11-What is the difference between treason and sedition; give two examples of each.
12-Create a timeline that lists the key events in President Adams dispute with France
13-Make a chart descibing the differences between todays
Democratic & Republican Parties on issues: Education, Economy, Environment, National Defense
14-Make a 10 question quiz for Chapter 5 with at least one question for each section and 3 True/False questioins, 4 Matching questions, 3 Short-Answer questions. Put your answers on the back.

STUDY GUIDE CHAPTER FIVE
CHAPTER FIVE TEST RUBRIC
Chapter 6

Section
One

1-Describe how Jefferson won the 1800 Election

2-Outline the goals Jefferson set in his inaugural address

3-Explain how Jefferson reduced the role of government

4-Discuss the Marbury vs. Madison decision and its impact

QUIZ
Chapter 6

Section
Two

1-Explain the challenges to American Expansion and the importance of the Louisiana Purchase

2-Discuss the expeditions of Lewis & Clark and of Zebulon Pike

3-Describe the tensions between Federalists and Democratic-Republicans

QUIZ
Chapter 6

Section
Three

1-Identify major figures in the arts of early America

2-Compare rural life in the North and South

3-Discuss the growth of industries in the North

4-Explain what attracted Americans to settle in the West

QUIZ
MORT
WORK
Chapter 6

1-What do you want to accomplish in the next 30 days?
2-What is the difference between "deficit and debt"?
3-What does it mean to be an American? Describe who we are to others.
4-Read page 310-311, explain what the "Commerce Clause" is and why it is important
5-List reasons why New Orleans is important to the USA.
6-Look at page 318-319; then write three different journal entries while you were on the Corps of Discovery.
7-In your own words explain what you think is Thomas Jefferson's greatest accomplishments.
8.
BIG IDEA Describe how a distinct American identity and culture grew during the early republic. How did literature, art, music, and architecture reflect this new identity and culture?

CHAPTER SIX TEST RUBRIC
Chapter 7

Section
One

1-OUTLINE the conflict with the Barbary Coast States

2-Discuss how tensions with Great Britain and France threatened the nation with war

3-Describe the conflict with Native Americans on the Frontier & how it led to violence

QUIZ
Chapter 7

Section
Two

1-Describe the MAJOR events of the War of 1812

2-Outline the agreements made in the Peace Treaty of Ghent that ended the war.

3-Explain why the American victory led to an increase in nationalism and pride

QUIZ
Chapter 7

Section
Three

1-Describe (give examples) the national pride and self-confidence of the Era of Good Feelings

2-Explain how disputes with other countries over territories were resolved.

3-Discuss how Latin American countries fought for and won independence

QUIZ
MORT
WORK

1-Name the 5 most important things you learned from Chapters 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6(total 25)
2-Make a newspaper headline and the first line of the story about Capt Decaturs Raid on Tripoli
3-Write an essay explaining how Billy Caldwell felt when Tecumseh & WH Harrisson met.
4-List similarities and differences between Henry Clay & Jonh C Calhoun
5-Make a timeline describing the events of the War of 1812. Start with the Chesepeake Affair and stop with the end of the Federalist Party.
6-Explain what kind of person was Dolley Madison? How do you know? (Read p 357)
7-How is the MONROE DOCTRINE a product of the NATIONALISM that followed the War of 1812? Discuss "pride, power, and opportunity."
8-Write an essay about whether the US of A in 1822 should or should not support Latin American Independence?

CHAPTER 7 STUDY GUIDE
CHAPTER SEVEN TEST RUBRIC
Chapter 8
Section
One

1-Describe how manufacturing changed and why it happened first in New England

2-Discuss the impact of the Industrial Revolution on the nation's economy

3-List ways that cities changed in the early 1800's

QUIZ
Chapter 8
Section
Two

1-Discuss how transportation improvements helped settlers to move west

2-Describe the Erie Canal and its impact on the nation

3-Outline changes in western settlement in the early 1800's.

QUIZ
Chapter 8
Section
Three

1-Describe Working Conditions and Problems faced in Northern Factories

2-Discuss the special concerns of African Americans and women workers

3-Explain why immigration rose in the early 1800's

4-Explain how the immigrants lived after they arrived in the United States

5-Discuss the reaction to the early 1800 immigrants and the problems they faced

QUIZ
Chapter 8
Section
Four

1-Explain the impact of the Second Great Awakening

2-Identify the principal leaders of various reform movements

3-Describe how culture changed in early 1800 America

4-Identify important writers from the early 1800's

Chapter 8
Section
Five

1-Describe what happened at the Seneca Falls Convention

2-Explain how the Women's Rights movement changed from 1800 to 1845

3-Outline the progression of America women in the 1800's

QUIZ
MORT
WORK

1-How does water effect a society?
2-Draw a diagram explaining how a water wheel drives a shaft or axel with gears or belts.
3-The British tried to keep its technology secret. Does that limit or support Free Enterprise?
4-Why do you think women had a different status than men in the early 1800's?
5-Read about the Lowell Girls and Explain DRUDGE.
6-How were women and African Americans able to get an education?
7-What were three goals of the Women's Movement? What was the most important? Why?
8-Write a summary of Section 4&5 using the vocabulary words: utopia, revival, transcedentalist, temperance, normal school, suffrage & coeducation

Chapter 9
Section
Three

1-Describe the hardships that enslaved African Americans endured

2-Identify elements of the distinct culture that enslaved African Americans created

3-Explain how enslaved African Americans resisted slavery

MORT
WORK

1-Does the XIII Amendment protect animals in a zoo from slavery?
2-Read the first main idea for Chapter 9, Section 3. What four things do you think you will be covered in the beginning of this section? What will you learn?
3-Why did escaped slaves go to Canada?

THE MILITARY DRAFT
Chapter 10
Section
One

1-Discuss new ways of campaigning used in the 1824 and 1828

2-Describe how the nation became more democratic under Jackson

3-Explain how political fights over several issues resulted in changes

Chapter 10
Section
Two

1-Discuss why and how Native Americans were relocated from eastern states to western states

2-Explain why some Native Americans resisted relocation and the outcomes of their resistance

QUIZ
Chapter 10
Section
Three

1-Discuss the fight over the Bank of the U.S. (BUS)

2-Describe the Panic of 1837 and the economic hardships it caused

3-Explain why the WHIG Party grew in power

QUIZ
Mort
Work

1. Read the short section on page 448 about Myths & Legends, then describe someone from the 21st Century who could become a myth or legend. Why?
2. What was the corrupt bargain and why were people upset?
3. What election practices from 1828 are still in effect today?
4. How did the political system change under Andrew Jackson?
5. Summarize the various response to the Indian Removal Act.
6. If you were a Seminole, would you have fought with Osceola or agreed to move to Indian Territory?

CHAPTER 11
STUDY GUIDE
OREGON TRAIL
How far will you get?
Chapter 11
Section One

1-Describe the lives of Mountain Men

2-Explain how AND why Americans settled Oregon

3-Discuss how the US and Britain settled the dispute over Oregon

QUIZ
Chapter 11
Section Two

1-Discuss how AND why Americans settled Texas

2-Explain why Texas declared independence

3-Describe how Texans won independence

QUIZ
Chapter 11
Sections Three

1-Explain the importance of the Santa Fe Trail and the New Mexico Territory

2-Describe California's Spanish culture

3-Discuss the Causes and Effects of the war with Mexico

QUIZ
Chapter 11
Sections Four

1-Discuss the differences between Californios and 49'ers

2-Explain how the Gold Rush changed California

3-Describe why the Mormons came to Utah and the community they built there.

QUIZ
Mort
WORK

1-Make a list of seven people who have influenced you. Describe how each one has influenced you
2-What would you die for? What is that important to you?
3-What is the biggest problem facing the USA today? Explain.
4-Write about Oregon (paragraph) using the words Manifest Destiny, rendezvous, and mountain men.
5-Read Gallatin & O'Sullivan's views on
Manifest Destiny on pp 476-477, then write 3 questions you want to ask each of them.
6-How did the idea of Manifest Destiny help Americans justify their desire to extend the United States to the Pacific Ocean?
7-Read
Lt. Col Travis letter on page 482, then explain how history was changed by his decision to stay and fight.

ROAD TO THE CIVIL WAR
Chapter 12
Section One

1-Explain how abolitionists campaigned against slavery
2-Discuss why many people opposed ending slavery
AMERICAN COLONIZATION SOCIETY
3-Describe how the
Underground Railroad enabled some African Americans to escape slavery [Do the on-line activity for extra credit]

QUIZ
Chapter 12
Section Two

1-Describe the features of the Missouri Compromise
2-Explain the meaning of nullification
3-Analyze how the government dealt with slavery in the lands acquired from Mexico
4-Outline the central aspects <features> of the
Compromise of 1850

QUIZ
Chapter 12
Section Three

1-Explain how the Kansas-Nebraska Act further divided the North and South
2-Describe how popular sovereignty led to
violence

QUIZ
Chapter 12
Section Four

1-Explain how the Dred Scott decision affected Americans
2-Explain how
John Brown's Raid on Harper's Ferry affected Americans
3-Describe the SUBSTANCE and IMPACT of the
Lincoln-Douglas Debates

QUIZ
Chapter 12
Section Five

1-Describe how Abraham Lincoln won the election of 1860
2-Explain why South Carolina and other states seceded
3-Identify the significance of the
Confederate attack on Fort Sumpter

QUIZ
MORT
WORK

1-Make a plan for your home in case of a major catastrophe
2-Make a diagram that organizes the follwing: a. founding of abolitionist newspapers and societies; b. buying freedom; c. buying slaves and relocating them; d. helping slaves escape; e. writing and speaking about slavery.
3-Read "Abolishing Slavery" on page 531, then explain how each of the parts in JQ Adams Amendment would bring about the end of slavery?
4-Why didn't more slaves escape?
5-Look at p 537. Explain why you think
Nullification is legal or not allowed by the Constitution. Does the X Amendment apply?
6-What does the Tenth Amendment have to do with Federalism?
7-Read Harriet Beecher Stowe's biography on p545, then
OUTLINE a short story about a group that is oppressed today.
8-Explain the Dred Scott decision. What was Scott's argument? Why did Justice Taney rule against him?

STUDY GUIDE FOR CHAPTER TWELVE
Chapter 13
Section One

1-1-Discuss the differences between the North and the South

1-2-Explain the events that led to the war

1-3-Describe the men who made up both armies

Chapter 13
Section Two

1-Explain why both sides thought it would be a short war

2-Describe the successes and failures of each side during the early years of the War

BULL RUN - SHILOH - PENINSULA CAMPAIGN - FREDERICKSBURG - ANTIETAM - CHANCELLORSVILLE -

3-Discuss the Union's problems with finding effective general's

Chapter 13
Section Three

1. Explain why Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation.

2. Discuss the contributions of African Americans to the War.

Chapter 13
Section Four

1-Make an outline of the hardships suffered by soldiers and civilians during the War.

2-Identify the responsibilities that women took on in the North and the South

3-Describe the opposition to the war in the North and the South

4-Discuss the impact of the War on the economies of the North and the South

Chapter 13
Section Five

1-Discuss how the Confederacy had gained the upper hand by 1863 - Army of Northern Virginia
2-Describe the Civil War battles that turned the tide of war:
Gettysburg - Vicksburg

3-Explain what led to the South's surrender in 1865. March to the Sea - Cold Harbor - Appomatox

Mort
Work

1-List 10 things a country needs to have in order to be a powerful military
2-Read "Rifles for Watie" on pages 584-589, then answer questions 1-4 on p589.
3-Could we have avoided the Civil War? Really?
4-Describe the role of African-Americans in the Union Army. How did Lincoln justify their role.?
5-Why was
General George B. McClellan an ineffective leader?
6-Describe the events and purpose of Sherman's MARCH TO THE SEA. What was US Grant trying to achieve?
7-Read the Gettysburg Address. List 5 main ideas you find in the speech.

ANACONDA PLAN
Chapter 14 Study Guide
Chapter 14
Section One

1-Explain how differences over the issue of Reconstruction divided the government

2-Discuss ideas for Reconstruction by President Johnson and Congress

3-Describe why President Lincoln was assasinated by Confederates

Chapter 14
Section Two

1-Describe the mistreatment of Freedmen and how Congress tried to stop it.

2-Identify how the Black Codes blocked the rights of African Americans

3-Explain how Radical Republicans helped Reconstruction efforts.

4-Discuss the impeachment of President Johnson

Chapter 14
Section Three

1-Discuss advances by African Americans in government

2-Detail the violence against African Americans during Reconstruction

3-Explain how the South rebuilt social and political structures

Chapter 14
Section Four

7-Describe how Democrats regained control of Southern State Governments

8-Explain the results of of the election of 1876

3-Identify changes in the South when Reconstruction ended, including restrictions on African Americans.

Mort
Work

1-DESCRIBE HOW SOCIAL, ECONOMIC, AND POLITICAL CHANGES EFFECT OUR BELIEFS AND VALUES. GIVE EXAMPLES OF EACH.

2-DESCRIBE THE REASONS WHY ABRAHAM LINCOLN WAS ASSASSINATED. WHY WOULD NORTHERNERS WANT HIM DEAD?

3-READ THE GETTYSBURG ADDRESS. WRITE A REVIEW OF LINCOLNS WORDS; WHAT WAS HE IMPLORING AMERICANS TO DO?

CHAPTER 15
SECTION ONE

1-DISCUSS THE DISCOVERIES OF GOLD AND SILVER THAT SENT MINERS WEST
2-EXPLAIN HOW BOOMTOWNS GREW AND DESCRIBE THEM
3-IDENTIFY WAYS THAT THE TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROAD CHANGED LIFE IN THE WEST

CHAPTER 15
SECTION TWO

1-EXPLAIN HOW RAILROADS MADE RANCHING PROFITABLE ON THE GREAT PLAINS
2-DESCRIBE THE DIFFICULT WORK OF COWHANDS
3-DISCUSS WHY THOUSANDS OF SETTLERS MOVED TO THE GREAT PLAINS

CHAPTER 15
SECTION THREE

1-DESCRIBE THE NOMADIC LIFESTYLE OF THE NATIVE AMERICANS OF THE GREAT PLAINS AND HOW IT WAS BASED ON THE BUFFALO
2-EXPLAIN WHY THERE WAS GROWING CONFLICT BETWEEN THE NATIVE AMERICANS AND SETLLERS IN THE LATE 1800'S.

CHAPTER 15
SECTION FOUR

1-DESCRIBE THE PROBLEMS OF FARMERS IN THE LATE 1800'S
2-DISCUSS THE RISE OF THE POPULIST PARTY AND OTHER RESPONSES TO THESE PROBLEMS.

MORT WORK

1-READ "CITIZENSHIP" ON PAGES 650-651 AND ANSWER QUESTIONS 1-4 ON PAGE 651.

CHAPTER 16
CHAPTER 16
SECTION ONE

1-Explain how railroad barons consolidated their companies
2-Describe how railroad growth stimulated the economy
3-List the innovations that helped railroad travel

CHAPTER 16
SECTION TWO

1-Explain how inventions improved communications
2-Identify how electricity changed people's lives
3-Describe how transportation improvements helped commercial industries

CHAPTER 16
SECTION THREE

1-Explain how economic growth is achieved with abundant land, labor, and capital
2-Describe the growth of monopolies in oil and steel
3-Explain why government decided to regulate business

CHAPTER 16
SECTION FOUR

1-Describe the harsh working conditions in the late 1800's
2-Explain how workers combatted/fought against unsafe working conditions
3-Describe the development of the STRIKE

MORT
WORK

1-Read page 698 about the "Cattle Trail". Explain what the cowboy was sacrificing for?
2-List the inventions in Section 2 that changed the way people live
3-How did the railroads expand our economy?
4-What is vertical and horizontal integration? Draw a diagram or describe an example.
5-Describe how Labor disputes led to Labor Unions. Make a cause and effect chart.
6-Write an essay or short story using the following words:
sweatshop, trade union, collective bargaining, strikebreaker, injunction
7-Name one thing you still want to know about US History 1600-1900. Why?

EXTRA CREDIT POSSIBILITIES - THESE ARE NOT SUBSTITUTES FOR MISSING WORK!!
WRITTEN REVIEW OF AN APPROVED BY YOUR PARENTS, HISTORICAL MOVIE OR TV PROGRAM
Last of the Mohicans
The Patriot
The Scarlet Letter
Roots
Glory
Amistad
Gettysburg
You Choose
WRITTEN REVIEW OF SELECTED NEWSPAPER OPINION/EDITORIAL WORKS
WRITTEN OR ORAL REPORT ABOUT YOUR VISIT TO A LOCAL/STATE/FEDERAL HISTORICAL SITE
Research and write a Report on a famous American from the 1800's
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SPARTA
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