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.
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
Articles of Confederation
US government before the Constitution
made a weak central government
in 1787 the Constitution written to replace Articles
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
library for compromises project
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
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?
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
goal of Americans was to break away from
Britain and form own country
first battle in Lexington and Concord MA
Battle of Saratoga in NY in 1777
Americans won so French helped the
last battle in Yorktown VA in 1781
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
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.