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.









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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.



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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.



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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.






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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.


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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.


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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.