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.






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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. 

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Ameliorate the War with Mexico

Directions: correct the sentences below, in red. There are 2 missing commas. There is a missing SEMI COLON ( ; ) 

northerners like Henry David Thoreau opposed the War with Mexico abolitionists scene the war as a plot to expand slavery and expand Southern domination of the Union




A short video that covers the basic arguments about the WAR with MEXIco

War with Mexico in 3 Minutes

Suggested Answer: 

Northerners, like Henry David Thoreau, opposed the War with Mexico; abolitionists saw the war as a plot to expand slavery and expand Southern domination of the Union. 

Monday, September 23, 2013

Ameliorate the Erie Canal

Directions:  Students should grammatically correct the sentence below, in red. The suggested correction is at the bottom of the page.

after thee opening of the erie canal in 1825 New york city became the central link between american agriculture and european markets.





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Suggested Answer: After the opening of the Erie Canal in 1825, New York City became the central link between American agriculture and European markets.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Ameliorate Andrew Jackson

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

The indian removal act was a law favored by President andrew jackson because he thought it would save many indian tribes from destruction seminole cherokee choctaw Chickasaw creek and more 





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Suggested Answer:
The Indian Removal Act was a law favored by President Andrew Jackson, because he thought it would save many Indian tribes from destruction: Seminole, Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek, and more.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Ameliorate Henry Clay

Directions: students should grammatically correct the sentences below. Please be sure to correctly place a semicolon and comma in the proper space.

henry clay lose three attempt's to become president of the United States however he served as secretary of State and congressman in the early 1800s.

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Henry Clay lost three attempts to become President of the United States; however, he served as Secretary of State and Congressman in the early 1800s.
Funeral Oration by Pericles
"Our form of government does not enter into rivalry with the institutions of others. Our government does not copy our neighbors', but is an example to them. It is true that we are called a democracy, for the administration is in the hands of the many and not of the few. But while there exists equal justice to all and alike in their private disputes, the claim of excellence is also recognized; and when a citizen is in any way distinguished, he is preferred to the public service, not as a matter of privilege, but as the reward of merit. Neither is poverty an obstacle, but a man may benefit his country whatever the obscurity of his condition. There is no exclusiveness in our public life, and in our private business we are not suspicious of one another, nor angry with our neighbor if he does what he likes; we do not put on sour looks at him which, though harmless, are not pleasant."



Monday, September 9, 2013

War of 1812

Directions: students should grammatically correct the sentences.

during the war of 1812 the british invaded washington D.C. and they burned the white house 


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Suggested Answer: 
During the War of 1812, the British invaded Washington, D.C., and they burned the White House. 

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Ameliorate the Embargo Act of 1807

Directions: students should correct the sentences below, in red. There is a missing comma, a missing semicolon, and several other needed grammatical corrections.

in an effort to protect american ships from being attack by the british and the french president thomas jefferson supported the embargo of 1807 this did not allow Americans to conduct business and trade with the English and French



Great SHORT Video on the EMBARGO ACT of 1807








SUGGESTED ANSWER
In an effort to protect American ships from being attacked by the British and the French ,  President Thomas Jefferson supported the Embargo of 1807 ; this did not allow the Americans to conduct business and trade with the English and French.