Today we gave our Presidential Toasts! Then we talked about the changes facing the United States in the Early 19th Century including: War of 1812, Monroe Doctrine, Manifest Destiny, and the Era of Good Feelings.
Your homework tonight is to critically read the "Andrew Jackson Background Essay" you were given in class today. (It is the first 3 pages of this document)
Today we started speeding through the early 19th Century Presidents. In order to do so, we were each assigned a President to write a "Wedding Speech" about.
These speeches are due tomorrow at the start of class.
Today we talked about politics. We looked at the Election of 1800 and saw the origin of negative ad campaigns. We also decided that in an argument proving your opponent wrong is equally as important as proving yourself right!
Your homework tonight is to watch the video attached below and to write down the 10 most important ideas:
Today we talked about George Washington. We looked at his advisers, Jefferson and Hamilton. Then we examined their ideal America's.
Your homework tonight is to complete the worksheet that we started in class using the instructions below:
Today we broke down the Bill of Rights. We saw how each right was a response to the taxes, impositions, and crimes that the British imposed against the Colonists. We also talked about the (lack of) rights that you have in school!
You have no SS homework. Tomorrow we will talk about George Washington and listen to more Hamilton raps.
Today we talked about ratification. We looked at what it took to get the 13 Colonies to ratify the Constitution (hint: it was the Bill of Rights). Then we started to talk about the Bill of Rights, but didn't get very far.
We'll continue our discussion tomorrow!
Today we talked about the Constitution. We looked at how the Federalists and Anti-Federalists argued about the amount of power the government needed. We listened to selections of Hamilton the musical in order to discuss the tensions surrounding the Constitutional Convention.
Then we talked about Powers and Clauses within the Constitution in order to make sure we have a strong foundation before tonight's homework.
Tonight's homework is to complete the Constitution Scavenger Hunt
Here are a few versions of the Constitution you can use: (Apparently your textbook doesn't have it online)
PDF of Constitution
PDF of Constitution in Spanish (Si tu prefieres)
Annotated PDF of Constitution
Wikipedia version of the Constitution (Use in combination with PDF of Constitution)
Today we took the mandatory district pre-assessment. It was thrilling!
Your homework tonight is to:
1. Finish the Compromise Chart that we started in class Friday. (Chapter 6.4 in your book)
Today we talked about the American Revolution. We decided that the United States won, and that was about it. Then we looked at the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation, Shays' Rebellion, and the Constitutional Convention.
Your homework over the weekend is:
1. Finish the Compromise Chart that we started in class today. These are due Tuesday. (Chapter 6.4 in your book)
2. Complete quiz corrections (if you want to).
Here are the instructions:
For (up to) half a point back per question:
• Question #
• Why did you get it wrong?
• What is the right answer(s)
• How do you know? (Evidence from text, video, notes, lecture, etc.)
Here is the PPT from today
Today we talked about the start of the American Revolution. We looked at Thomas Jefferson, as well the Continental Congress' desire to part from Britain. Then we thoroughly analyzed the structure of the Declaration of Independence and came to the conclusion that it was structured in the same way as any well written essay.
Your homework tonight is to craft a break-up letter to an imaginary significant other in the format/structure of the Declaration of Independence.
Here is the structure:
1.(Claim): Statement of hypothetical rights/treatments you deserve followed by your request for independence
2.(Evidence) List of wrongdoings your significant other has besieged upon you
3.(Analysis) Explanation of how these wrongdoings have impacted your life and impeded on your liberties
4.(Conclusion) A final farewell solidifying your departure from the relationship