Month: September 2012

Study Guide for Chapter 7 & 8 Test

These are some of the things that will be on the ID section. Not everyone of these will be on the test. You will have to answer 10 of them. I will put about 13-15 on the tests for choices.
• Mercantilism
• Hessians
• Stamp Act
• Boston Massacre
• Boston Tea Party
• Virtual Representation
• Blacks and the war
• Thomas Paine
• Model Treaty
• Republicanism
• Privateers
• Hairbuyers
• Yorktown
• American benefits of treaty ending war
• Outlook for Americans at war’s beginning
• Outlook for British at war’s beginning
• Whigs
• Sons of Liberty

Revolution Video
• Baron Von Steuben
• Smallpox
• Rifle technology
• General John Burgoyne
• Daniel Morgan
• Revolutionary tactics of rebels fighting Burgoyne

AP: Ch. 7&8 Test Writing Portion

Below is the topic you will be writing on for Monday’s test. The study guide will be posted Friday. There are two documents available. USE THEM. Citing them in the essay is REQUIRED. We will talk about it briefly in class. I suggest a visit to the English tutors before or after school.

By its very nature revolution is wholesale change, an overthrowing of the old regime, its values and customs. Revolution brings about radical new opportunities and freedoms, new ideas, and new governments. Many have argued that the American Revolution was more about preserving the status quo. Using the handouts and your knowledge of the material, support the idea that the revolution was either a true revolution that brought major changes or attempt to preserve the present that did little or nothing for average whites, women, blacks, and Indians.

I have attached a .pdf file entitled “Social Change by Revolution” and a short article on how revolutionary the Revolutionary War was. Please use these for preparing the essay.

Revolution And Social Change

HI101: Discussion Board #1

DUE SEPT. 21 @ 11:59 P.M.

Since the next two classes will look at the Greek world from the Mycenae state to the conquests of Alexander the Great, I thought it would be good for you to hear from Donald Kagan, a Yale professor who wrote a four-volume account of the Peloponnesian War. Below is a link to the YouTube channel on his course.

IMPORTANT: This course is also available through iTunes U or the podcast section of iTunes. I prefer this because I can download the class and not have to be online to use it. Search “Ancient Greece” in iTunes you and you shouldn’t have any trouble finding it.

ASSIGNMENT: Choose any of the lectures from the Kagan course and complete a summary that is approximately one page. The summary can be narrative or outline form. Several of your summaries will be put together as part of the study guide for the next quiz.

Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any issues.

Rebels with a Cause questions

Completely answer 7 of the following 10 questions.

1. Describe the glass ceiling in colonial society
2. What made Adams and Hancock on odd couple?
3. Describe Samuel Adams’ personal life and how it affected his opposition to British authority.
4. How did Samuel Adams get out from under his tax troubles?
5. Describe the Sons of Liberty, including role in revolution and membership.
6. Alcohol and colonial society.
7. Describe the Hancock kidnapping story and how Sam Adams repaid his debt to Hancock.
8. Describe Hancock’s personality and how he became Mr. Boston Society.
9. Personality of John Adams. Was he a complete pain in the butt?
10. The word ‘modern’ was used to describe Abigal and John Adams’ marriage. What does that mean?

11. Did you have any idea Sam Adams was so important to the revolution and not just the namesake of a modern-day spirit? Explain his importance and note if this was new to you.

Required Question
The common thinking is that the colonies were just plain being taxed to death like Mass. was some kind of European socialist country. Was this really the case? If no, why do think they had such a problem being British subjects?