Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Ameliorate Rosie the Riveter

Directions: students should grammatically correct the sentence(s) below, in red.

During world war two united States factoryes produced the supplyies needed to fight a modern war and rosie the riveter became a visible symbol of Americas industrial power.




VIDEO: start at 12:25


During World War Two, United States' factories produced the supplies needed to fight a modern war, and Rosie the Riveter became a visible symbol of America's industrial power.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Ameliorate the Great Depression

Directions: students should correct the sentences below, in red.

when the great depression begin in 1929 herbert hoover was president he lose the election of 1932 to a man who promised america a new Deal: Franklin D. Roosevelt. 






Video: 1933 Inauguration speech


suggested answer:
When the Great Depression began in 1929, Herbert Hoover was president. He lost the Election of 1932 to a man who promised America a New Deal: Franklin D. Roosevelt. 


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Ameliorate the Palmer Raids

Directions: students should correct the sentence(s) below, in red. (psst...there is one missing comma.)

The palmer raids occurred in the larger context of the red scare the term given to feer of and reaction against political radical in the United States following world war one. 
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Suggested answer: 
The Palmer Raids occurred in the larger context of the Red Scare, the term given to fear of and reaction against political radicals in the United States following World War One. 

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Ameliorate The TEAPOT Dome Scandal

Directions: students should correct the sentence(s) below, in red.


befour the watergate scandal with richard nixon teapot dome was considered the greatest political scandal in American history. 


Albert Fall was the first cabinet level official to go to prison 


Video : start at 12:33 for Harding's presidency




suggested answer

Before the Watergate Scandal with Richard Nixon, Teapot Dome was considered the greatest political scandal in American history. 

Monday, November 25, 2013

Ameliorate WW I and the Great Migration

Directions: correct the error filled sentence(s) below. There are five missing commas and several misspelled words.


The demand for the weapon and supply during world war won such as airplanes tanks ammunition poison gas created an economic boom in the United States that motivated black Americans to move to city's for jobs. 










Video Link: Trench warfare scene

The demand for the weapons and supplies during World War One, such as airplanes, tanks, ammunition, poison gas, created an economic boom in the United States that motivated black Americans to move to cities for jobs.  

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Ameliorate the Open Door Policy

Directions: there are two sentences, below in red, filled with grammatical errors. Please correct them.

The open Door policy was a foreign policy concept advanced by john hay the policy argued for equal access by industrialized nations into china. 







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SUGGESTED answer:
The Open Door policy was a foreign policy concept advanced by John Hay. The policy argued for equal access by industrialized nations into China. 



Monday, November 18, 2013

Ameliorate Imperialism

Directions: correct the error filled sentence below, in red. There is a missing colon. 

in the late 1800s the United States obtained territories oversea in the pacific ocean and the caribbean sea hawaii guam puerto rico the philippines and a naval base at on cuba at guantanamo Bay.














In the late 1800s, the United States obtained territories overseas in the Pacific and the Caribbean: Hawaii,Guam, Puerto Rico, the Philippines, and a naval base on Cuba at Guantanamo Bay.   

Friday, November 15, 2013

Ameliorate the Great White Fleet

Directions: grammatically correct the sentences below, in red. There are two sentences, in red.

Near the end of his presidency theodore roosevelt send 16 battleship around the world between 1907 and 1909 he do this two demonstrate the power of the United States' Navy.





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Suggested Answer:

Near the end of his presidency, Theodore Roosevelt sent sixteen battleships around the world between 1907 and 1909; he did this to demonstrate the power of the United States' Navy.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Ameliorate the Election of 1896

Directions: students should grammatically correct the sentence(s) below, in red. Missing a COLON (:) and a comma, and some capitalized words.

williams jennings bryan 1896 "Cross of Gold Speech" pledged support for what farmers wanted most bimetallism a currency based on both gold and silver. 






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Williams Jennings Bryan's 1896 "Cross of Gold Speech" pledged support for what farmers wanted most: bimetallism, a currency based on both gold and silver.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Ameliorate the Transcontinental Railroad

Directions: students should grammatically correct the sentence(s) below, in red.

The completion of the Transcontinental Railroad on May 10 1869 at promontory point utah was perhaps the greatest physical feet in America during the 1800s.




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The completion of the Transcontinental Railroad on May 10, 1869, at Promontory Point, Utah, was perhaps the greatest physical feat in America during the 1800s. 

Friday, October 25, 2013

Ameliorate Buffalo Soldiers

Directions: students should grammatically correct the sentence(s) below, in red.

formed on september 21 1866 at fort leavenworth Kansas the Tenth Cavalry were nicknamed "Buffalo Soldiers" by Native American Indians who thought that there hair was like buffalo fur.









suggested answer
Formed on September 21, 1866, at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, the Tenth Cavalry were nicknamed "Buffalo Soldiers" by Native American Indians who thought that their hair was like buffalo fur. 

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Ameliorate the Nez Perce

Directions: students should ameliorate the error filled sentence(s) below, in red.

The nez perce are an indian tribe who where forced off of they're land in 1877. There tribal lands is in what is now oregon.



VIDEO


The Nez Perce is an Indian tribe who were forced off of their land in 1877. Their tribal lands are in what is now Oregon.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Ameliorate Reconstruction: Status Quo Ante Bellum

Directions: students should correct the sentences below, in red. (3 commas, one colon ; and 3 capitalized words needed)

trying to restore the status quo ante bellum the black codes were laws that reduced the freedom of former slaves in many ways former slaves could not own guns buy liquor or engage in any work except farming.



Video: BLACK CODES



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Suggested Answer: 
Trying to restore the status quo ante bellum, the Black Codes were laws that reduced the freedom of former slaves in many ways: former slaves could not own guns, buy liquor, or engage in any work except farming.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Ameliorate the Emancipation Proclamation

Directions: students should grammatically correct the sentences below, in red. There is a missing semicolon and three missing commas, along with many proper nouns that need capitalization

On January 1 1863 abraham lincoln issues the emancipation proclamation that free slaves in only the states of rebellion during the Civil War it did not end slavery itself and it did not make former slaves citizens.



On January 1, 1863, Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation that freed slaves in  only states of rebellion during the Civil War; it did not end slavery itself, and it did not make former slaves citizens

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Ameliorate Bull Run

Directions: students should grammatically correct the sentence(s) below, in red. 



After the first shots of the war at fort sumter the first major battle of the civil war occurred on July 21 1861 near a creek called bull run.






Video 


Suggested Answer:
After the first shots of the war at Fort Sumter, the first major battle of the Civil War occurred on July 21, 1861, near a creek called Bull Run.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Ameliorate Bleeding Kansas

Directions: students should grammatically correct the error filled sentences below, in red.

Even before the civil War begin in 1861 theire was pro and anti slavery forces fighting in the territory of Kansas it earned nickname that reflected this reality Bleeding Kansas.


nicely done DOCUMENTARY Video 
Teacher made lecture video



Suggested answer: 
Even before the Civil War began in 1861, there were pro and anti slavery forces fighting in the territory of Kansas; it earned a nickname that reflected this reality: Bleeding Kansas.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Ameliorate Dred Scott

Directions: students should ameliorate, or improve, the three error filled sentences below, in red.

dred scott was a slave who sued for his freedom in the court system. on March 6 1857 the supreme Court ruled against Scott The Supreme Court decision had many implications that pleased Southern slave holders and angered abolitionists.


VIDEO 
Video overview of Dred Scott


Suggested Answer:
Dred Scott was a slave who sued for his freedom in the court system. On March 6, 1857, the Supreme Court ruled against Scott. The Supreme Court decision had many implications that pleased Southern slave holders and angered abolitionists. 

Monday, September 30, 2013

Ameliorate the GOLD RUSH

Directions: students should grammatically correct the sentences below, in red.

the acquisition of the mexican cession led to the gold rush the result was that Californias population swelled quickly and it become a state in 1850.






VIDEO 

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video suggested answer: 
The acquisition of the Mexican Cession led to the Gold Rush; the result was that California's population swelled quickly, and it became a state in 1850.