Thursday, October 30, 2008

Democratizing 20th Century America 10-30-08 Zinn Chapter 6

1) Read Zinn Chapter 6 and identify the following terms or concepts using the following table.

Column A: Term and its Description (What does Zinn want you to know/think/believe about this?)
Column B: Evidence (Provide a quote to illustrate description)
Column C: Discussion (How does this connect to the Civil Rights Movement focus questions: Why then? Why did the endeavor for reform get underway when it did? What gains were won? What gains were sought but not won?)

Read 182-199


a) southern blacks and the communist party
b) Angelo Herndon
d) Harry Truman and blacks
e) Truman's Committee on Civil Rights
f) use of Federal Courts
g) Martin Luther King
h) Greensboro, NC
i) CORE/Freedom Rides
j) John Kennedy and blacks
l) Mississippi Summer
m) Voting Rights Act

2) Come up with 3-4 thought provoking questions for a class discussion about the reading

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Democratizing 20th Century America 10-28-08

Reading: Zinn- "A People's War?" -pgs 165-181
Directions: Read the aforementioned pages. Create a three column chart and label:

Column A: Term and its description (in your own words)

Column B: Direct Quote (provide a quote about the term)

Column C: Discussion (how does this connect to the Cold War or Civil Rights. What does Zinn want you to know/think about this term?)

a) Executive Order 9835
b) World Events regarding communism
c) Anti Colonialism in Africa
d) Joseph McCarthy
e) Anti-Communism in the U. S.
f) Internal Security Act
g) Julius/Ethel Rosenberg
h) House Un-American Activities Committee
j) U. S. military expenditures
k) Guatemala
l) Fidel Castro/ Bay of Pigs Invasion

There is a link to Zinn on the blog. If you do not have your hand out use the link to find the Chapter "A People's War." The page numbering may be different.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Link to a People's History of the U. S. (Zinn),M1

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Bill of Rights 1789-present 10-8-08

Read the first essay: "Why We the People? Citizens as Agents of Change"

Construct a graphic organizer that consists of 5 columns. Title each column. (You will do this for each essay)

Column A: Who were the main players in this article and what is his/her perspective toward the Constitution?
Column B: How does the Constitution reflect or not reflect democratic ideals?
Column C: What is the author's main point? How does he/she demonstrate it?
Column D: Who were the powerful and the powerless according to this article?
Column E: Devise a single declarative statement (similar to a thesis) stating the main argument in this article.

Democratizing 20th Century America 10-8-08

-Read "A People's War" pgs 155-175
-Identify the following terms using the graphic organizer:

**: requires two quotes
***: requires 3 quotes

1. U. S. military campaign in Pacific/bombings
2. U. S. Strategic Bombing Survey
3. Manhattan Project
4. Hiroshima
5. Nagasaki
6. Role of U. S. in post war world**
7. Role of Soviet Union in post war world
8. Greece/Turkey
9. Truman Doctrine**
10. Red Scare***
11. communism in China
12. Korean War
13. Joseph McCarthy**
14. Truman's executive order on loyalty
15. Julius and Ethel Rosenberg

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Bill of Rights - Politics...Republic 1789-1800

pg 212-216

1. Discuss the political makeup of the 1st Congress.

2. What issues were of primary importance to the Congress?

3. Discuss the contribution of Madison to the 1st Congress.

4. List the liberties and rights guaranteed by the Bill of Rights.

5. Discuss the presidency of George Washington. What challenges did he face. Describe his policies.

6. Discuss Hamilton's views on the role of national government, business and the national debt.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Bill of Rights Brilliant Solution Chap 2

School of the Future
Humanities, J. Copeland
Bill of Rights 1789-present

A Brilliant Solution: Inventing the American Constitution
Chapter 2

Directions: Answer each question thoroughly. Include for each a quote(s) that helped you determine the answer.

1. Why does Berkin suggest that Philadelphia at first seemed like a “city of muffled curses?”
2. Why would George Washington’s participation in the convention be significant?
3. Why was Washington hesitant to participate?
4. What was the Society of the Cincinnati? Why might it be seen as anti-republican?
5. Why did the Convention commence later than expected?
6. How did Madison take advantage of the time he spent waiting?
7. Discuss Franklin’s feelings about the Articles of Confederation and the Confederation Congress.
8. Discuss Morris’s feelings about the Articles of Confederation and the Confederation Congress.
9. How were some delegates skeptical of Alexander Hamilton?
10. Which state declined to attend the Convention?
11. Who was elected the Convention’s presiding officer?
12. What was the inherent message in the states’ charges? Why might these charges have disturbed those who supported forging a strong national government?
13. Discuss the position taken by the state of Delaware. Do you think this position would impede or facilitate a smooth convention?

Vocabulary: demure, kindred, bellicose, hypochondriac, amend, buttress, loath, camaraderie, dereliction, quorum, venerable, septuagenarian, parlay, aphorism, avuncular, agile, foster, benevolent, meticulous, loquacious

Democratizing 20th Century Zinn Reading

Read Zinn up to page 159 and identify the following terms

Charles Drew
African American workers
Women and WWII
Executive Order 1066
relationship between government and big business
reaction of organized labor
conscientious objector
Negro soldiers
Smith Act
British/American Bombing Campaign
Manhattan Project
Harry Truman