make up work and class notes

Make sure you check this page if you are absent. It is also a good idea to check in preparation for the Friday quizzes.  If you miss a quiz or test you will have until the following Friday to make it up.

You will take a test in January on the fifty states, five Great Lakes, ten cities and 15 rivers.  I expect several 100s.

21 September

US declared independence from Britain in 1776
US Constitution was written in 1787
Louisiana Purchase 1803-  bought from France
Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery explored the Louisiana Purchase from 1804-1806
idea of rivers as highways
complete Louisiana Purchase map

homework due tomorrow- Growth of US by 1860 map

quiz tomorrow with all states east of the Mississippi River

20 September

Articles of Confederation
      US government before the Constitution
      made a weak central government
in 1787 the Constitution written to replace Articles
Great Compromise
        part of the Constitution
        deals with representation in Congress
        large states wanted representation based on population
        small states wanted each state represented equally
        compromise was to have House of Representatives based on population and the Senate each
        state having two senators
looked at drawings from life in 1805- be able to tell three things about life then
Google Earth and the Mississippi River

19 September

library for compromises project

18  September

cool song about compromises
make sure you know all of the states east of the Mississippi River
tariff is a tax on imports
fun article on dairy farming in New England
      importance of railroads in transporting milk
      importance of cutting ice from ponds for refergeration

15 September

make up quiz
new states for next week's quiz:  WI, MI, IN, IL, AL, and MS
make up questions
     Where and when was the US Constitution written?  The Declaration of Independence?
     What was the USS Becuna and when was it active?
     What battles was the USS Olympia involved in?
     Where are these two boats now?
     Why were whales hunted in the 19th century?
     What is a Nantucket sleigh ride?

14 September

Patrick Henry
     became a lawyer
     against the Stamp Act
            Britain made Stamp Act to pay for
            the French and Indian War
            Henry said tax unfair because colonists
            had no say on the tax
disputes over taxes led to American Revolution
American Revolution
       goal of Americans was to break away from
       Britain and form own country
       first battle in Lexington and Concord MA
                 April 1775
       Battle of Saratoga in NY in 1777
                 Americans won so French helped the
       last battle in Yorktown VA in 1781

quiz tomorrow

11 September

new states this week are VT, WV, KY, TN, and OH
talked about the Clark House museum
field trip on Wednesday- get to class early
read chapter 9 about Patrick Henry
French and Indian War (1754-1763) was very expensive so the British government started to tax the American colonists more to help pay for the war
         the colonists resisted
         this would lead to the American Revolution starting in 1775
remember to ask me about Newcastle, Paul Revere and 1774

6 September

finished going over industrial revolution worksheet
labor movement-  workers trying to get better working conditions
Industrial Revolution was in the early 1800s and was when making things went from hand made at home to machine made in mills and factories
textile mills make cloth
early mills were powered by water
mechanized means using machines to get work done
mass production is making lots of the same thing with machines
circumvented- getting around a rule

We worked on history of your town.  Be able to tell about three things you learned about your town.

Map homework is due Friday.

7 September


  1. a country or area under the full or partial  control of another country, typically a distant one, and occupied by settlers from that country.

first Europeans to have a colony in America was the Spanish in Florida

first permanent English colony in America was Jamestown in Virginia- settled in 1607

1754 map
1754 Britain and France go to war
      Britain won
      General Wolfe (Wolfeboro) won a 
      big battle in Quebec
      1763 war ends and and France is kicked
       out of North America

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