Month: September 2015

Olympic-Level Troll Hijacks HLN Segment on Edward Snowden to Defend Edward Scissorhands

If just one of you does something this beautiful (quoting Donald Trump), my job is complete.


DUAL: Study Guide Quiz #2

This will not be a long quiz. I want to use it to make sure you are clear on a handful of topics surrounding the revolutionary period. The quiz will cover the French-Indian War through the writing of the Constitution.

You will be fine if you can sit down with me and talk about the following questions:

  1. What caused the FI War, and what resulted from the war?
  2. The FI War clearly changed the relationship between the colonies and Great Britain. Explain how and why this happened.
  3. The Stamp Act gave cries of ‘taxation without representation,’ as well as the cries of those being tarred and feathered for trying to collect the tax. Describe the act and what caused such a reaction in the colonies.
  4. I told you that the revolution was about much more than taxes. People rarely lay down their lives over an increase in the cost of any beverage. With that in mind, what was the revolution about?
  5. I will grant you people were unhappy about the Tea Act. But it wasn’t because tea suddenly got expensive. It actually became cheaper. So why so mad?
  6. Briefly describe the strengths and weaknesses of both sides during the Revolution.
  7. The Articles of Confederation was long on problems with few positives. Describe the problems the country dealt with under the Articles (172-176)
  8. Creating the Constitution meant balancing the interests of several groups, namely small states and slave-holding states. Both stood to lose if concessions were not made. How did the Convention find ways to please both of these groups? (179-1810

Am. Gov. Civil Rights Movement take-home quiz

Below are the three main points from our coverage of the Civil Rights Movement up to 1965. In paragraph form, answer the following:

Describe the period between Reconstruction and the Civil Rights Movement that became known as the Jim Crow period. What are some examples of Jim Crow laws or ways that voting was denied?

The Civil Rights Movement was a grassroots movement. What does this mean and what are some examples of grassroots efforts during the period?

Describe the role that TV, media, and images of violence in the South played in the Civil Rights Movement.

DUAL Collinwood: Join or Die

-John Adams is a man being torn between revolution and respect for authority. He is at the center of a conflict that will define his generation. What do we learn about Adams beliefs and personality from this episode. Site specifics from the episode

-Abigail is an extraordinary women. She would still be an extraordinary women today. What do we learn about her and the relationship between her and John during the soldiers’ trial?

-What do you consider the most important scene from the episode? Describe the scene and what you took from it.

-One of the most important points of the episode came as the customs agent was being tortured (tarred and feathered). John Adams and Samuel Adams see something different on the docks that day (a fictional event mind you). How does each view this event? Put yourself in Boston at the time. How would you have reacted?