Friday, March 26, 2010


Hey folks.
I'm going to post homework for Democratizing and Civil War tomorrow.
Can any folks who are presenting exhibitions next round please send them to me NO LATER than Monday so I can give you some feedback before I leave. Please send me a copy even if you had given me a hard copy.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Civil War homework - March 21

Read Lincoln and Black Abolitionists, Sec III (Finish packet)

Select 3-4 quotes for discussion. Analyze and interpret each quote. (What does author want you to know, think, believe?) Be prepared to share with the class.

Democratizing Homework March 21

Read Zinn - (Pick up after Truman's Civil Rights Commission Recomendations, blue book page 189-197)
identify (include one quote):
Brown v. Board of Education
Rosa Parks
Martin Luther King
Robert Williams
Greensboro, NC
CORE/Freedom Rides
Stokely Carmicheal

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Civ/Recon Homework

Read: Allies for Emancipation Sec I.
1. What was Lincoln's position on the Mexican War?
2. Select two quotes (one may be just a word or two) in which Lincoln discusses slavery in the first part of the section. How does he compare against other abolitions we have studied like Garrison or Douglass? Explain.
3. Discuss Lincoln's use of black women in his discussion of negro citizenship.
4. What was Lincoln's overall position on negro citizenship before the war?
I posted the vocab as a comment. For some reason I can paste here.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Democratizing 20th Century Homework March 9

Read Zinn 427-442 (blue book 163-181)
Indentify the Following Terms using the same strategy used in the previous assignment.

Korean War
Berlin Airlift
Increasing Nationalism in African Nations
Joseph McCarthy/McCarthyism **(two quotes)
Liberals and the Red Scare
Julius and Ethel Rosenberg
House Un-American Activities Committee
U. S. Military Expenditures
Marshall Plan
John F Kennedy
Fidel Castro/Cuban Revolution

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Homework March 6

Read Zinn pgs 418-428 (blue book-153-163 )

For each term do the following:

a) describe in your own words

b) write a quote from the text about the term

c) relate the term one of the following questions: 1) Why did the Civil Rights Movement get underway when it did? 2) How was WWII a "war to save capitalism?" 3) How did WWII affect workers and unions? 4) What role did the U. S. play in WWII and the post WWII world?
1 - Social Workers Party

2 - Smith Act
3 - Attitudes toward Japanese
4 - Air raids/bombings
5 - Hiroshima/Nagasaki
6 - Manhattan Project
7 - New World Order/Organization of nations after war
8 - Harry Truman
9 - Truman Doctrine
10 - Greece
11 - Chiang Kai-shek
12 - National Consensus/Cold War Consensus