Sunday, December 15, 2013

Test Review

Test Review for Thursday's test.



Jacob Riis

Ida Tarbell

Upton Sinclair

Direct primary





19th amendment




square deal

United mine workers strike

Payne-aldrich Tarriff

Income tax


Ballinger - Pinchot affair

Compare and Contrast Teddy Roosevelt and William Howard Taft.

Explain how Wilson was elected
  Explain Teddy Roosevelt's "square deal" and give one example of how he put it into action.

How  did the progressives change away from 'Laissez-Faire' economics.? (use Jungle, Pure Food and Drug Act, Interstate commerce commission as examples).

Review question:  From the material we've studied this year, Pick two groups we have studied, and show how there has been progress for some, but less for others.  Overall, do you think the story of the US is a story of progress?

Review:  With your understanding of immigration, industrializing, invention, urbanization, and progressivism, explain how life might have changed for a person or family from 1850 until 1900.  Where they lived, how they made a living.  How they lived their daily lives.  Minimum 5 things that might have changed in a person or families life over this time.

Thursday, December 5, 2013


Finish Fukushima Video
Finish Chapter 5, Section 1. Start Chapter 5 Section 2.

Create your blog post with history links, AND find one or more books you'd like to read.  Can be non - fiction, or fiction, and from a time period / event in our curriculum. 

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Dec 3, 2013


326-335; read, and take notes.

Make sure your blog post on "the jungle" is finished
Make sure your blog post on the Maine/Yellow Journalism/ Andrew Carnegie is finished
Make sure your blog post on the Gilded Age project is finished. 

Monday, December 2, 2013

Progressive Era - The Jungle.

Read P. 336-338
Answer the following questions.
You may copy and paste the questions to your blog.
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1) What qualities did Sinclair believe a person must have to succeed in Packingtown?
2)According to the passage, what is the plant owner's main goal.
3) What does Sinclair mean when he says, "...there was no place in it where a man counted for anything against a dollar....?"

When it was published, The Jungle was so shocking that it launched a government investigation of the meatpacking industry.  The investigation eventually led to the establishment of laws regulating the industry.  Using the internet, research an area that our government regulates now (meat packing, environment, pharmaceuticals) and report how this is enforced today.

When you finish, make sure that your Gilded Age project is complete, or Start building a blog post of 'Cool History Sites'

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