U.S. History and Government

*************REGENTS INFORMATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!*************


The NYS History Regents will be on Wednesday, June 15th at 12:30pm. You must be in your assigned classroom by 12:15pm. 




Test: Test on Cold War and Vietnam on Thursday, June 2nd.

MDW Assignment: Complete the thematic essay outline given in class and complete the review listed below as Memorial Day Weekend Assignment. Test will now be on Thursday. Please use review to study.

WWII and Cold War Quest - Complete the review, which is listed directly below. This is to be complete for Tuesday, 5/24.


How did WWI essentially cause WWII? ( 2 limitations placed on Germany and payback.)

What did Hitler promise to the people that led him to gain such support?

What event begins U.S. involvement in the war?

How many times was FDR elected? What amendment is passed after his death to assure a two term Presidency?

What is fascism? How does it relate to Hitler?

Who are the Allies?

1.    Who are the Axis Powers?

1.     What book does Hitler write? (MK)

What is the Munich Pact? What territory is the arrangement made over?

How is Chamberlain’s proclamation of achieving “Peace for our time,” ironic?

How is much of Europe’s policy of appeasement cause great devastation for them? How does it empower Hitler?

In 1940 we pass the Selective Service Training Act. What is the significance of this act being passed during a peacetime?

How do we get Stalin to support the US?

What is hoped to be accomplished through the Manhattan Project?

Where are these weapons tested?

Where are they ultimately used? ( 2 places)

What is the Holocaust? What is it the “Final Solution” for Hitler?

What are concentration camps? What were their goals?

How did Americans support the war at home?

How did the Role of Women change?

How were Japanese Americans treated during WWII? Where were they taken?

What does WRA  stand for?

What is the significance of Korematsu v. United States?

Why is Normandy the “beginning of the end of the war?”

What is the G.I. Bill? What does it help servicemen do?

What is the Baby Boom?

Cold War

Why was the United Nations created? Where is it located?

What is the Universal Declaration of Human Rights?  What does it essentially fight for?

What are the two fears during the Cold War Era?

Who becomes a threat, although they were previously an ally? Why does this happen?

What does the policy of containment hope to do?

What is stated in Churchill’s Iron Curtain speech?

What does the Truman Doctrine remove? What two countries are of concern?

What is the Marshall Plan? What is the goal? Who do they feel are most vulnerable to Communism?

Why was Berlin cut into quarters? By whom? How did this lead to the Berlin Airlift by Americans?

What is the Four Point Program?

What is the goal of NATO? Who does it protect? How does it help both small and large country members?

How do the results of WWII lead to the Korean War? What divides Korea?


1.        HUAC

2.       Smith Act

3.       Loyalty Act

4.       The Hiss Case

How did these effect Hollywood?

What does the age of McCarthyism look like?

How does it cause sensationalism of Anti-Communist sentiments?

Who were the Rosenbergs and what were they accused of/executed for?

WWI, Roaring Twenties and The Great Depression Test 5/11:  Complete the WWI, Roaring Twenties and Great Depression Review sheet for the exam on Wednesday.

Regents quiz: Wednesday, May 4 review book - pages 29-56

Stock Chart - due Thursday, April 21: Complete the document attached below, Stock Portfolio Chart.

Imperialism Quest - Tuesday, April 19: Complete the below review - Imperialism Quest Review for Tuesday. Enjoy the long weekend.

Regents Friday Quiz Topic; Covering our recently reviewed topics of Industrialization, Gilded Age and Progressive Era - pgs. 102-149. You should be reviewing these topics, going over the key terms and main ideas and using the practice questions at the end of the unit section. 

Break Assignment: Over the Easter break you must complete a project on the assigned landmark Supreme Court Case, which you were provided in class. Your rubric and directions are provided in the document listed below - Landmark Court Case Project. 

Have a wonderfu and safe Easter break. Blessings to you and your families.

Regents Review Quiz: there will only be one quiz before Easter break. The quiz will be given on Tuesday, March 22nd. We will resume our normal schedule for quizzes when we return from break. This weeks topic is landmark Supreme Court Cases. Each student will receive a review sheet in class onMarch 16th. The sheet is to be completed by Monday, March 21st. The review sheet is also available online in the uploaded files section of this page. 

Gilded Age and Progressive Era test: test date is changed to Thursday, March 17th. The review sheet  will still be checked on Wednesday.

Regents Review Quiz: regents review quizzes will begin on Friday, March 11th. Every week a review topic that has already been covered in class will be assigned  students will then complete a quiz on that topic. This will help students to prepare for the upcoming regents and review material from warlike this year 

Review Book Quiz: quiz on Monday will only be on Gilded Age vocabulary from the review book. You can get these words from the review book break assignment.

BREAK ASSIGNMENT - Complete the Reconstruction Article Project. Rubric listed below as Rubric Civil War Project. Will be collected when we return from break. 

Review book- complete unit on the reconstructed United States and Industrialization in the United States. You should have read all three sections, completed the multiple choice questions and have written down all key terms as flash cards on index cards (if you do not have index cards you should be writing down the words on pieces of loose leaf neatly and evenly cut into 6 pieces) This assignment will be checked on Friday, February 26th, due to issues with the uploaded assignment.

Complete the Civil War and Reconstruction Review Sheet - will be checked on Friday. 

Vocabulary to know 
·         Civil War
·         First Battle of Bull Run
·         Casualty
·         War of Attrition
·         Battle of Antietam
·         Emancipation Proclamation
·         Battle of Gettysburg
·         Siege
·         Gettysburg Address
·         Thirteenth Amendment
1.       What happened at Fort Sumter?
2.       How many states were there at the beginning of the war for both the North and the South?
3.       List the advantages for the North and the South.
4.       What were the comparison of resources between the North and the South –  ie railroad, industry, and population?
5.       What was the Battle of Bull Run?
6.       What type of new weaponry existed in this war? How did it change the way the battlefield looked? What did it mean for the battlegrounds and the soldiers fighting the war?
7.       What was the role of the medical teams on the Battlefield?
8.       Who was Clara Barton?
9.       What happened at the Battle of Antietam? What was this significance?
10.   What does, “A fast doctor is a good doctor,” mean?
11.   Explain the Emancipation Proclamation. What did it state and how did the South react?
12.   What was explained in the Gettysburg address? What occurred at Gettysburg? Who won?
13.   What does Lincoln’s reconstruction plan look like?
14.   Who kills Lincoln and why does he do it?
15.   Who is his vice president? Why is he not good for the nation?
16.   What did his new vision of reconstruction look like?
17.   Why is the reconstruction period sometimes referred to as a “Second Civil War”?
Sherman’s March
          He is considered to be one of the greatest war generals.
          Tries to further swing the power to overwhelm the South – the North has the advantage
          Many cities have been burned down
          He decides to move North towards Grant, another Union general, who was positioned in Petersburg.
          He is going to ruin the remains of the Southerners resources on the journey
          Every few homes along the path were torched and burned to the ground
Lincoln is Re-elected
          In 1864 Lincoln is reelected
          He leads the nation to victory
          Puts out a plan of “Reconstruction” to rebuild the broken nation
          Includes ideas of bringing African Americans into power
          A Southern sympathizer, John Wilkes Booth, is outraged
          He finds out Pres. Lincoln’s plan to visit Ford Theatre and hides behind the Presidential suite, waiting for the play to begin and he shoots Lincoln in the head.
          Many thought that it was just part of the play.
·         Know all vocabulary on the vocab worksheet.
·         Know the three corruption scandals under Ulysses S. Grant
·         Know “Boss” Tweed’s story and Tammany Hall.
1.       What are the differences between the three plans for Reconstruction? Explain the Radical Republican Plan, Lincoln’s Plan and Johnson’s Plan.
2.       Who killed Lincoln? Why did he do it?
3.       What was the Wade Davis Bill? Who were they trying to protect?
4.       Explain the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments? How are they all related? Why did they need to be passed?
5.       What is the Freedmen’s Bureau? What did they hope to do? How did they create change?
6.       Why did the Southerners come up with the names carpetbaggers and scallywags?
7.       How did Johnson differ from Lincoln? Where was he from? What were his beliefs? Who did he favor? Who did he dislike?
8.       What are black codes? How are they related to Jim Crowe laws?
9.       Explain the difference between a sharecropper and a tenant farmer? Who had the advantage?
10.   Why is Reconstruction called the Second Civil War?
11.   Why was Johnson Impeached?
12.   What Civil Rights were provided to freed blacks?
13.   What was the role of the literacy test?
14.   Why did the Civil Rights Act of 1875 fail? What did it hope to do?
15.   What scandals plagued Grant’s administration?  Explain each.
16.   Who was Boss Tweed? What role did Thomas Nast play in taking him down?
17.   Explain how the Political Crisis of 1877 is likened to the Corrupt Bargain of Jackson. What did it entail?
18.   Explain the KKK. What tactics did they use? What did they want?

Step By Step Civil War Make sure to complete the civil war classwork by 1-28-16

Test on Wednesday, January 20: Complete the review, listed as Causes of Civil War Review. This will be checked on the day of the Exam.

Quiz on Monday, January 11th, 2016: The words which will be on the quiz are: transcendentalism, segregate, utopian community, abolitionist movement, emacipation, underground railroad,suffrage, manifest destiny, annex, Wilmot Proviso, Compromise of 1850, Fugitive Slave Act, nativism, Kansas-Nebraska Act, popular sovereignty,free soiler, Dred Scott v. Sanford and the Lincoln-Douglas Debates. 

Please be sure that you are looking at the notes you took this week to prepare for this quiz.

Assignment UPDATE: Please make sure that you are completing the December Break Assignment listed below. Since there were many students that did not buy the review book, which will be checked when we return, the assignment is to be completed from the text. 

IN CLASS DBQ: Complete the in class DBQ by tomorrow, December 11th. It is to be completed on turnitin.com. Your class specific ID's are listed below. Please be sure to use the DBQ guide which was provided to you in class. Please note that this assignment is worth 50 points.

                     A Period: 

                                   Class I.D. :11273907

                                    Passcode: Lincoln

                     B Period:

                                  Class I.D.: 11273920

                                   Passcode: Jefferson

                    E Period: 

                                   Class I.D. :11273924

                                    Passcode: Washington

Test on Tuesday, December 1st. Complete the Feds to war of 1812 review sheet listed in the uploaded files section of this page.
Quiz FRIDAY on vacb for the Federalist Era!

Strict construction
Loose construction
Jays treaty
Whiskey rebellion
xyz Affair 
Alien and Sedition Acts
Virginia and Kentucky Resolution

Explain why we form political parties. What do the Federalist want? 
What do the Democratic Republicans want?
What does it mean when we talk about the unwritten constitution?
Why is George Washington's presidency so important? What does he accomplish?
Find a political cartoon from the Federalist Era and print it out. On the back answer the following questions:

Is it in support of the of the Federalists or the Democratic Republicans? What is their subject? What message are they trying to convey? Why did they choose the characters/illustration that they did?

Test - Friday, Novemeber 6th:Test review should be completed for Friday (Constitution Part 1), but I will be checking this on Monday. The vocab words that also need to be completed from the textbook are: Constitutional Convention, amend, veto, Great Compromise, Three-Fifths Compromise, federal system of government, seperation of powers, checks and balances, electoral college, ratify, Federalist, anti=federalist, Bill of Rights, cabinet, precedent.

Test - Tuesday October 27 -  Complete the review listed in the uploaded files section of this page, under Am Rev and Gov Review Sheet. Be sure to have read pgs 127-149 in the text. There is also a copy of the review listed below if you are having trouble with the link.

American Revolution and Early Government Review

Directions: Read pages  127-149, along with reviewing notes and handouts to complete the following questions. Each question should be answered in one to three sentences.

1.       How did the revolution begin?

2.       How did the first battles go for the Americans?

3.       What were mercenaries and what effect did they have on the war?

4.       What is the significance of the Battle of Saratoga?

5.       Who were the men that fought these battles?

6.       Why is it hard to financially support this war on the American front?

7.       When do the Americans begin to gain international support?

8.       What was profiteering and how is it related to blockading/inflation?

9.       How do the struggle of early Americans unite them later on?

10.   What did the government during the time of the revolution look like?

11.   What documents were drawn up to lead the government through the revolution?

12.   How do the Articles of Confederation hurt Americans?

13.   How do the Articles of Confederation help Americans?

14.   When were the three branches of government formed?

15.   What is the purpose of having three branches of government?

16.   What is the Treaty of Paris of 1783? What resolutions are made?

17.   What is a constitution?

18.   To create the American Constitution, what influences were used?

19.   Why was it a challenge to create a democracy at this time? What occurs during Shay’s rebellion?

Reminder - Vocabulary Quiz: 10/22 Please define the words listed below

Homework 10/20:  Use the outline of the constitution, found here - http://www.sonoma.edu/tah2/lessons/jolly/lessons_2008/outline_and_summary_of_the_united_states_constitution.doc  to answer the questions found in the following document. - http://cvhs.johnston.k12.nc.us/common/pages/DisplayFile.aspx?itemId=9131233

Battles of the American Revolution Project

Your video should do the following:

o   Teach the class about the battle/event which you were assigned.

o   Show the main significance of the battle/event.

o   Give the date of your battle/event

o   Give the title of your battle/event.

o   Have at least 4 lines of text explaining your battle/event.

o   Be at least 45 seconds long. 

o   If you are adding a clip from another movie, which can be at MAX 3 seconds, you must add another 2 seconds of time to your film.

o   Have photos/pictures/drawings of the location, people and key players.

To submit this section you should either:

1.       Create a YouTube account (if you have Gmail you already have one) and send me a link of your video.

2.       Use dropbox – a free file compression service -  and send that to me.

***This must be done by 8 am of the morning that your project is due. ***

Your Timeline Tile should:

o   Be on an 8.5’’ X11’’ piece of paper

o   Have the date of the event or battle on the bottom in BOLD letters

o   Have the name of the battle/event on the top in BOLD letters

o   Be in color

o   Show the main significance and key people of the battle/event

o   Be neatly done

o   If you are creating a collage instead, please make sure that this is done neatly and is clear so that we can understand its message.

Vocabulary: There will be a vocabulary quiz on Thrusday, October 22nd. It will be on the following words.:

Chapter 4, Section 4casualty, loyalist, mercenary, Battle of Bunker Hill, Battle of Saratoga

Section 5 – blockade, profiteering, inflation, Battle of Yorktown, Patriotism, Treaty of Paris (1783)

Chapter 5, Section 1 Articles of Confederation, legislative branch, executive branch, judicial branch, constitution, democracy, republic, Shay’s Rebellion, Specie.

Timeline Video and Tile: Please see the rubric attached below in the uploaded files section of this page. It is titled American Revolution Project Rubric.

Test: Tuesday, October 6th. Please prepare by completing the recview sheet listed in the uploaded files section of this page.

Homework October 1st:Due on Tuesday, Octoer 6th, along with preparation for test. Complete the review sheet listed as Test 1 Review. Complete all vocabulary as well.

Homework Sept. 22: Complete the following vocabulary words from your textbook and prepare for your Quiz on Thursday, Sept. 24th.    Chapter 1, Section 2 - Magna Carta    Section 3 - cash crops   Chapter 2, Section 2 - privateer, chater, joint stock company, royal colony, legislature, House of Burgesses  Section 3 - New England Colonies, Puritan, Pilgrim, Mayflower Compact, Great Migration, Religious Tolerance   Section 4 - Middle Colonies, Proprietary Colony, Southern Colonies

Homework Sept. 11: Congratulations on completing your first day of school! Complete your 911 speech analysis sheet. It will be checked as your first homework.It is attached below for your reference.