• Blog 11 Bell 2

    Posted by Jerry Riggs at 11/18/2014

    During the New Deal, labor and businesses disagreed about pay and working conditions.  We learned how unions used the sit down strike to get their voice heard by management.  In this week’s blog you will need to research a labor dispute in the 1900s or 2000s.  It can be either a strike or a lockout.  What caused the dispute?  What corporation was involved in the dispute and what union was involved in the dispute?  How did the opposing sides come to an agreement to resume work?  This blog needs to be 7 sentences in length.  This blog is due on 11-23-14 at 11:59 p.m.  Remember to edit your writing.

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  • Blog 11 Bells 3 & 4

    Posted by Jerry Riggs at 11/17/2014

    We are studying how the country divided over certain issues. We have learned that political parties have disagreed with each other since the days of the Founding Fathers. We are leading up to how the country split during the Civil War. The first state to secede was South Carolina after the election of 1860. The country was torn apart by sectionalism.  Write 8 sentences about an issue that you think is dividing our country today. What are the issues that political parties are fighting over to get votes?  This blog is due on 11-23-14 at 11:59 p.m.   Remember to edit your writing. Some of you are losing points due to not editing.  

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  • Blog 10 Bell 2

    Posted by Jerry Riggs at 11/10/2014

    In Unit 5, you studied many of the New Deal programs during FDR’s administration.  For blog 10, you have to choose one of the programs that you think helped the most Americans.  How did this program help, who did the program help, where did it help, and the year the program began need to be in your blog.  Also for blog 11, you need to pick the program you think did the least to help the American people and why.

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  • Blog 10 Bells 3 & 4

    Posted by Jerry Riggs at 11/10/2014
    You have completed the unit Washington's presidency to the Mexican-American War.  You have learned a great amount of new information.  What is something that you learned in this unit that you have never heard about before?  Your response needs to be at least 7 sentences. Please remember to edit your writing.
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  • Blog 9 Bell 2

    Posted by Jerry Riggs at 11/3/2014

    Compare the events leading up to the Great Depression to the events leading up to the Great Recession.  What happened in both and how did the government respond?  Do you think the government intervened too much or not enough? This blog is due 11-9-14 at 11:59.

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  • Blog 9 Bells 3 & 4

    Posted by Jerry Riggs at 11/3/2014
    Blog 9

    What reform during the 1800s has the biggest impact on how Americans live today in 2014?  Write how the reform impacts American life.  Make sure to have supporting facts to back up your claims.  This blog is due on 11-9-14 at 11:59. 

     
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  • Blog 8 Bell 2

    Posted by Jerry Riggs at 10/27/2014

    We studied in Chapter 16 that the League of Nations was the fourteenth point in Wilson’s peace plan after World War I.  We learned that the Senate did not approve the Treaty of Versailles or approve the U.S. joining the League of Nations.  In your blog this week, you need to take on the role of an American citizen after World War I.  Do you think the United States should be isolationist or do you think the United States should join the League of Nations?  Write about the benefits and the problems.  Your blog needs to be at least  6 sentences.  Remember to edit your writing.

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  • Blog 8 Bell 3 & 4

    Posted by Jerry Riggs at 10/27/2014

    We are going to study about inventors and inventions during the 1800s.  In this week's blog, you will need to write about an inventor and about his or her inventions that changed the way Americans lived during the time period.  Write about why the invention was needed and what the invention replaced.   Write about how life changed after the introduction of the new invention.  Your blog needs to be 7 sentences in length.  Please remember to edit your writing.

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  • Blog 7 Bell 2

    Posted by Jerry Riggs at 10/13/2014

    If you believe that United States was right to become imperialist: You work for the President McKinley. Use the information from your textbook and your understanding of American History to explain why America should continue its policy of imperialism.

    If you believe that United States imperialism was devastating: You work for the anti-imperialism league. Use the information from your textbook and your understanding of American History to explain why America should not continue its policy of imperialism.

    Your blog must be at least seven sentences. Remember to edit your writing.

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  • Blog 7 Bell 3 & 4

    Posted by Jerry Riggs at 10/13/2014

    We are going to study the presidents in this course.  Look up one of the presidents that served from 1789-1877 and write what you like about his presidency and what you did not like about his presidency.  What did he do well for the country and what harmed the country while he was president.  Do not use Washington or Lincoln.  Your response needs to be 8 sentences.  This blog is due on 10-19-14 at 11:59.  Remember to edit your writing.

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