Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Democratizing 20th Century America Homework 3-24-09

I am not assigning questions. Please read the next 2 sections about the 1940-60s in the packet.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Democratizing 20th Century HW 3-23-09

1) Where did the U.S. intervene militarily during the early 20th century?

2) Discuss political and economic restrictions the US placed on P.R.

3) Discuss the role the U.S. played in P.R's sugar economy

4) What were P.R.'s 3 main exports?

5) Discuss the role of sugar and tobacco in the P.R. economy.

6) Discuss the working conditions of needle workers.

7) Discuss the trade relationships between U.S. and P.R.

8) Discuss changes in PR migration to US between 1900-1960.

9) Identify: a)foraker act
b) centrales

10)Bring in doggy treats.

Thursday, March 19, 2009



Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Bill of Rights Suggested Cases

use oyez.com to locate

a) Minervillesville School District v. Gobitis
b) Church of Lukumi Babalu Avye v. Hialeah
c) Everson v. Board of Education
d) McCollum v. Board of Education
e) Wallace v. Jaffree
f) Board of Education v. Allen
g) Lemon v. Kurtzman
h) Zelman v. Simmons-Harris
i) McGowan v. Maryland
j) Marsh v. Chambers

Friday, March 13, 2009

Bill of Rights Homework 3-13-09

Answer the following questions based on t he reading.

1. What were the main features of the voucher plan?
2. How did the components of the voucher plan address the achievement gap?
3. What were the differences between the initial voucher plan and the plan it evolved into?
4. According to what we know about inequality, race and the achievement gap in schools, do you think the voucher plan will solve these problems? Why/Why not? Explain in detail.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Bill of Rights Homework 3-11-09

Identify the Following

Butler Act
William Jennings Bryan
Clarence Darrow
Epperson v. Arkansas
balanced time
Edwards v. Aguillar