From your readings and notes, what do you believe is the single influential cause of the Civil War? Explain your reasoning with evidence.
Read the opposing viewpoints of John Brown along with analyzing the two pictures on your Google classroom page. Defend your position: Is John Brown a hero or a terrorist? Explain your answer.
After the events of Shay's Rebellion, representatives from each state met at the Philadelphia Convention with one goal in mind: improve the Articles of Confederation by strengthening the national govt.
However, shortly after convening several representatives proposed the idea of creating an entirely new Constitution. People were quickly divided, and eventually two groups formed: the Federalists (supporters of the new Constitution) and Anti-Federalists (supporters of an improved A.O.C.)
In your opinion, does the United States need a new Constitution, or just an improved version of the Articles of Confederation? Please cite specific reasons and examples in your argument. give at least three)
In a post respond to the following question: How has the role of religion changed from the founding of Plymouth to the end of the 18th century? Cite examples of this change. Use your knowledge as well as the link provided under period 2.
Read the following secondary sources by Historians Charles Beard and Howard Zinn. After answering the following questions provided, post your position on the following questions. Reply to two of your peers.
1. Which reading do you think is more accurate? Why? Explain.
2. Is the year that these books were published significant? Why/why not? Explain.
You will be reading two viewpoints on the relationship between colonists and Native Americans during the colonial era. In a paragraph, defend which view you think is the most accurate. Defend your argument with three examples. Reply to one of your peers who has taken an opposite view of your own.
The Columbian Exchange refers to a period of cultural and biological exchanges between the New and Old Worlds. Exchanges of plants, animals, diseases and technology transformed European and Native American ways of life. Beginning after Columbus’ discovery in 1492 the exchange lasted throughout the years of expansion and discovery. The Columbian Exchange impacted the social and cultural makeup of both sides of the Atlantic. Advancements in agricultural production, evolution of warfare, increased mortality rates and education are a few examples of the effect of the Columbian Exchange on both Europeans and Native Americans.
1. Go to the Period 1 page, read an article on the Columbian Exchange if you need a refresher.
2. Using the information provided in the article and your knowledge of the Columbian Exchange answer the following question in a well-developed paragraph on the blog. Reply to one of your peers. Blog post is due Thursday morning by 7am.
Which group benefited the most from the Columbian Exchange; Amerindians of the New World or Europeans of the Old World?
Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year here on the blog page. We will be using this blog to reflect upon primary source readings and activities throughout the year. You can find your primary source blog assignments under the specific period we are studying (under the A.P. United States History Tab.) Also, please check out other tabs under the course which covers the AP Exam, classroom guidelines, and syllabus. Have a great start to the year!