Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. -MLK Jr.

Honors United States History Fall 2019

Week 19
1/21-1/24

Wednesday-Friday 1/22-1/24

Sem1 Finals
journals due

Week 18
1/13-1/17

Wednesday 1/15

1. Read and Take Notes
V. Gender, Religion ,Culture

Tuesday 1/14

Around the turn of the twentieth century, mass immigration from eastern and southern Europe dramatically altered the population's ethnic and religious composition. Unlike earlier immigrants, who had come from Britain, Canada, Germany, Ireland, and Scandinavia, the “new immigrants” came increasingly from Hungary, Italy, Poland, and Russia. The newcomers were often Catholic or Jewish and two-thirds of them settled in cities. In this chapter you will learn about the new immigrants and the anti-immigrant reaction. Also in this chapter traces the changing nature of the American city in the late 19th century, the expansion of cities horizontally and vertically, the problems caused by urban growth, the depiction of cities in art and literature, and the emergence of new forms of urban entertainment.

Online Textbook

1. Read and Take Notes
I. Introduction
II. Industrialization and Technological Innovation

C18 Key Terms

1. The national market
2. Electricity
3. Urbanization
4. Immigration
5. Machine Politics
6. Tammany Hall
7. Boss Tweed
8. Jim Crow
9. Ida B. Wells
10. Booker T. Washington
11. W.E.B. DuBuios
12. The “Gospel of Wealth”
13. Fredrick Law Olmstead
14. Popular Entertainment
15. Jacob Riis
16. How the Other Half Lives
17. Tenements
18. Jane Adam & Settlement House movement
19. Mass Circulation Newspapers
20. William Randolph Hearst
21. Joseph Pulitzer

Guided Questions

1. What were some of the problems that resulted from rapid urbanization, and how did urban governments respond to these problems?

2. What was the relationship between immigration and ­urbanization in the late nineteenth century?

3. Examine and evaluate the urban political machines and political bosses of the late nineteenth century.

4. How did the rise of mass consumption affect leisure and entertainment?

a. sports,

b. entertainment

c. consumerism

d. popular journalism.



Monday 1/13

1. Read and Take Notes
VII. The Socilaists
VIII. Conclusion


Week 17
1/6-1/10

Thursday 1/9

1. Read and Take Notes
IV. The Labor Movement

Wednesday 1/8

1. Read and Take Notes
III. The Rise of Inequality

Tuesday 1/7

Between the Civil War and World War I, the modern American economy emerged. A national transportation and communication network was created, the corporation became the dominant form of business organization, and a managerial revolution transformed business operations. By the beginning of the 20th century, per capita income and industrial production in the United States exceeded that of any other country except Britain. Unlike the pre-Civil War economy, this new one was dependent on raw materials from around the world and it sold goods in global markets. Business organization expanded in size and scale. There was an unparalleled increase in factory production, mechanization, and business consolidation. By the beginning of the 20th century, the major sectors of the nation's economy--banking, manufacturing, meat packing, oil refining, railroads, and steel--were dominated by a small number of giant corporations. Around the turn of the 20th century, mass immigration from eastern and southern Europe dramatically altered the population's ethnic and religious composition. Unlike earlier immigrants, who had come from Britain, Canada, Germany, Ireland, and Scandinavia, the new immigrants came increasingly from Hungary, Italy, Poland, and Russia. The newcomers were often Catholic or Jewish and two-thirds of them settled in cities. In this chapter you will learn about the new immigrants and the anti-immigrant reaction.


Online Textbook

1. Read and Take Notes
I. Introduction
II. The March of Capital

C16 Capital and Labor
Key Terms


1. Bessemer Process                                      

2. Henry Ford                             

3. Thomas Edison

4. Taylorism                                                   

5. Andrew Carnegie                    

6. Fordism

7. Social Darwinism                                     
8. Laissez-Faire                            
9. Anarchists

10. JD Rockefeller                                          

11. Gospel of Wealth                      

12. Sherman Anti Trust Act 1890

13. Monopoly ,Trusts, Pools, Cartels           
14. Vertical Integration                  
15. Haymarket Square Riot         
16. Horizontal Integration                              
17. Socialist Party of American   
18. Eugene V. Debs

19. Railroad Strike of 1877                            

20. Wright Brothers                                                     

21. Pullman Strike                                          
22. Homestead Strike

23. Samuel Gompers                                      

24. American Federation of Labor                                                       

25. Henry George

Guiding Questions

1. What factors drove America's industrial expansion in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries?

2. Who were some of the businessmen and industrial titans of the late nineteenth century, and what did they contribute to America's industrial growth? 3.What changes took place in corporate organization in the late nineteenth century, and how did these changes affect the nation's economy?

4. Who were the critics of America's new industrial economy, what were their criticisms, and what solutions did they propose?

5. How did Social Darwinism attempt to justify the social consequences of industrial capitalism?


Monday 1/6

Quiz
Ch. 14 Civil War
Ch. 15 Reconstruction 

Quiz Review

C14 Civil War

C15 Reconstruction

Key Terms 
Reconstruction

1. Thirteenth Amendment
2. Andrew Johnson
3. black codes
4. Fourteenth Amendment
5. Ulysses S. Grant
6. black officeholders
7. Freedmen’s Bureau
8. black churches and schools
9. Fifteenth Amendment

10. racial violence
11. Ku Klux Klan

12. sharecropping

13. Redeemers
14. Compromise of 1877



Week 16
12/16-20

Thursday 12/19

1. Read and Take Notes
VII. The End of Reconstruction
VIII. Conclusion

2. Presidential and Congressional Reconstruction (google classroom)


Wednesday 12/18

1. Read and Take Notes
V. Racial Violence in Reconstruction

2. Presidential and Congressional Reconstruction (google classroom)


Tuesday 12/17

1. Read and Take Notes
III. The Meaning of Black Freedom

2. Presidential and Congressional Reconstruction (google classroom)


Monday 12/16

1. Read and Review Reconstruction webpage

Reconstruction 1865-1877

     a. Summary

     b. Timeline

     c. Themes 

     d. Digital History Overview and Summary


Online Textbook

1. Read and Take Notes
I. Introduction
II. The Politics of Reconstruction

2. Presidential and Congressional Reconstruction (google classroom)


Week 15
12/9-13

Thursday 12/12

1. Civil War webquest

Wednesday 12/11

Online Textbook

1. Read and Take Notes
IV. War for Emancipation 1863-65
V.  Conclusion

2. Civil War Research due Thursday (google classroom)


Tuesday 12/10

Online Textbook

1. Read and Take Notes
III. A War For Union 1861-1863

2. Civil War Research due Thursday (google classroom)


Monday 12/9

Online Textbook

1. Read and Take Notes
I. Introduction
II. The Election of 1860 and Secession

Key Terms
Civil War

1. Fort Sumter
2. Anaconda Plan
3. border states
4. contraband
5. George B. McClellan
6. Robert E. Lee
7. Emancipation Proclamation
8. Battle of Antietam
9. Battle of Gettysburg
10. Battle of Vicksburg
11. NYC draft riots
12. Sherman’s March
13. The Election of 1864
14. Copperhead Democrats
15. Appomatox Court House
16. Ullysses Grant
17. Clara Barton
18. 54th Massachusetts

Guiding Questions

1. Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the North and the South, and explain the factors that led to northern victory and southern defeat. 

2. Discuss Abraham Lincoln’s and Congress’s approach to the slavery question during the course of the Civil War and explain the impact of those decisions on the Union and its war effort. 

3. Explain Grant’s strategy in the final years of the Civil War, and describe the battles that enabled him to achieve northern victory. 

4. Discuss the political, economic, and human costs of the Civil War,



Week 14
12/2-12/6

Thursday 12/5

C13 Quiz

Wednesday 12/4

1. Read and Take Notes
V. From Sectional Crisis to National Crisis
VI. Conclusion


Tuesday 12/3

Online Textbook

1. Read and Take Notes
I. Introduction
IV. Free-Soil, Free Labor, Freemen

Key Terms

1.Frederick Douglas
2.Free Soil Party
3.Wilmot Proviso
4.Compromise of 18509.Fugitive Slave Act
5.Uncle Tom’s Cabin
6.Stephen Douglas
7.popular sovereignty
8.Kansas-Nebraska Act
9.Bleeding Kansas
10.Charles Sumner
11.Republican Party
12.Scott v. Sandford
13.John Brown
14.election of 1860
15.secession


Guiding Questions


1. What was the Compromise of 1850? How was it passed? How did the Compromise of 1850 differ from the Missouri Compromise?

 

2.      Explain the re-emergence of sectional tension between 1850 and 1854, dealing specifically with:

         a.         the Fugitive Slave Act,

         b.         Uncle Tom’s Cabin,

         c.         the Underground Railroad

 

3.      Explain the Supreme Court’s decision in Dred Scott v. Sanford, and explain the impact of the decision on

         northern and southern public opinion.

 

4.      What were the goals of John Brown's raid, and why did it have such an impact on the South?

 

5.      What was the Republican platform in 1860? To what specific political groups were the Republicans trying to 

          appeal, and how did this platform propose to appeal to them? What was the outcome of this election and its

          impact on the future of the country?