Monday, December 15, 2014

1920s Court Cases

Directions: students should grammatically correct the sentences below, in red.  There is a missing colon and several misspelled words. 

To court cases embodyed the feeling of conflict during the roaring twenties The Sacco and Vanzetti Trial and the Scopes Trial. 


Sacco and Vanzetti 



Suggested Answer: 

Two court cases embodied the feeling of conflict during the Roaring Twenties: The Sacco and Vanzetti Trial and the Scopes Trial. 

FLAPPERS: go to 5:19.......ends at 11:40 with Scopes Trial 

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Ameliorate The Square Deal

Students should grammatically correct the sentence below, in red. There are two missing commas, one use of the COLON ( : ), and one missing apostrophe.

the square deal was president theodore Roosevelts domestic program and it was formed upon 3 basic ideas conservation of natural resources control of corporations and consumer protection.






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SUGGESTED ANSWER

The Square Deal was President Theodore Roosevelt's domestic program, and it was formed upon three basic ideas: conservation of natural resources, control of corporations, and consumer protection.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Ameliorate Muckrakers

Directions: correct the following sentence(s), in red.

The term "Muckraker" be used in reference two investigative journalist's who reported about and exposed issues such as crime fraud waste public health and safety graft illegal financial practices. 
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The term "Muckraker"was used in reference to investigative journalists who reported about and exposed issues such as crime, fraud, waste, public health and safety, graft, illegal financial practices. 

Monday, November 17, 2014

Plessy v. Ferguson, 1896

Directions: grammatically correct the sentence below, in red. This sentence is missing one comma, and it has a few apostrophe errors.

Homer plessys lawyer's argued that the state law requiring segregated trains had denied him his wrights under the Thirteenth and Fourteenth amendments which provided four equal treatment under the law.



suggested answer

Homer Plessy's lawyers argued that the state law requiring segregated trains had denied him his rights under the Thirteenth and Fourteenth amendments, which provided for equal treatment under the law.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Greek and Roman influence on USA

Directions: rewrite the grammatically incorrect the sentence below, correctly, in your journal. There are two missing commas.

Neoclassical art and architecture art produced in Europe and North America between 1750 and the early 1800s was marked by the emulation of Ancient Greek-Roman style. 



suggested answer: 
Neoclassical art and architecture, art produced in Europe and North America from about 1750 through the early 1800s, was marked by the emulation of Ancient Greek-Roman style.

Watch the short video below and answer the questions in the video.
Click here for Video with questions.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Ameliorate the 1860 election

Directions: grammatically correct the following sentences, in red. There are two sentences, three missing commas, and several capitalization errors.

Founded by anti-slavery activist's in 1854 the Republican Party dominated politics nationally for most of the period from 1860 to 1932 the first republican president was Abraham Lincoln from 1861 to 1865.



video: basic simple election of 1860 video
Video: Crash course


Founded by anti-slavery activists in 1854, the Republican Party dominated politics nationally for most of the period from 1860 to 1932. The first Republican president was Abraham Lincoln from 1861 to 1865.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Ameliorate the Articles of Confederation

Directions: grammatically correct the following sentence. There are missing commas and ONE COLON ( : ) 

Created in 1777 but ratified in 1781the weaknesses of the articles of Confederation was apparent two too future leader's of the United States John Marshall and Alexander Hamilton. 



VIDEO:   Crash Course CONSTITUTION



Suggested Answer:
Created in 1777, but ratified in 1781, the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation were apparent to two future leaders of the United States: John Marshall and Alexander Hamilton.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Compromise of 1850

Directions: students should grammatically correct the sentences below, in red. PLEASE use a SEMI COLON, appropriately. 

The compromise of 1850 was a package of five seperate bills passed in September 1850 it was designed to defuse confrontation between the slave states of the south and the free states of the north regarding the status of territories acquired during the War with Mexico. 



VIDEO
slave states interactive 

Suggested Answer: 
The Compromise of 1850 was a package of five separate bills passed in September 1850; it was designed to defuse confrontation between the slave states of the South and the free states of the North regarding the status of territories acquired during the War with Mexico. 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Polk's 1844 Slogan

Directions:  Students should grammatically correct the sentence below, in red. Among other things, there is a missing COLON ( : ). 

James K Polks campaign slogan fore the 1844 election was directed at the british who claimed ownership of oregon country "Fifty-Four Forty, Or FIGHT !" 



VIDEO

Suggested Answer:
James K. Polk's campaign slogan for the 1844 election was directed at the British who claimed ownership of Oregon Country: "Fifty-Four Forty, Or FIGHT !" 

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Ameliorate the Boston Tea Party

Grammatically correct the sentence below.

The boston tea party was a political protest by the sons of liberty in boston on december 16 1773



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The Boston Tea Party was a political protest by the Sons of Liberty in Boston, on December 16, 1773.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Ameliorate Andrew Jackson

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

during the revolutionary war when andrew Jackson refused to clean the boots of a British officer the officer slashed at the youth with a sword this incident left Jackson with scars on his left hand and head as well as an intense hatred for the British.


VIDEO 


During the Revolutionary War, when Andrew Jackson refused to clean the boots of a British officer, the officer slashed at the youth with a sword; this incident left Jackson with scars on his left hand and head, as well as an intense hatred for the British.


Friday, September 12, 2014

Laissez-faire

Directions: correct the following sentence, in red.

Laissez-faire is an economic environment in which transactions between private partys is free from intrusive government restrictions. 






Laissez-faire  is an economic environment in which transactions between private parties are free from intrusive government restrictions, tariffs, and subsidies, with only enough regulations to protect property rights.


Monday, September 8, 2014

Impressment: War of 1812


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

of all the causes for the war of 1812 the impressment of american sailors into the royal navy was the most important for many american


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SUGGESTED Answer
Of all the causes for the War of 1812, the impressment of American sailors into the Royal Navy was the most important for many Americans. 

Ameliorate James Oglethorpe

Directions: grammatically correct the sentence below, in red.

started in 1732 by founder James Oglethorpe georgia was created two act as a buffer between the english colony of south carolina and the spanish territory of florida.




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Suggested correction:
Started in 1732 by founder James Oglethorpe, Georgia was created to act as a buffer between the English colony of South Carolina and the Spanish territory of Florida

Friday, August 29, 2014

Ameliorate John Adams

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

John Adams presidency was dominated by too events the XYZ Affair and the Alien and Sedition Acts.



Video: click here

suggested answer: 

John Adams' presidency was dominated by two events: the XYZ Affair and the Alien and Sedition Acts.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Explorers

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

The sixteenth century saw exploration and colonization of the new world by many european nations spanish dutch english and french


link about the Grammar of CENTURIES 

25 cool facts about the Age of Exploration

suggested answer: 
The sixteenth century saw exploration and colonization of the New World by many European nations: Spanish, Dutch, English, and French. 


Monday, August 25, 2014

Ameliorate the Renaissance

      beginning in Italy around 1400 the influence of the renaissance was felt in literature philosophy art music politics science religion and other aspects of intellectual inquiry.



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SUGGESTED Answer
Beginning in Italy around 1400, the influence of the Renaissance was felt in literature, philosophy, art, music, politics, science, religion, and other aspects of intellectual inquiry.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Ameliorate the Dust Bowl

Directions:
students should grammatically correct the sentences below.


during the drought of the 1930s unanchored soil turned to dust that winds blow away in clouds that sometimes blackened the sky the dust bowl force thousands of family's to flea there farms.


Video: start at 14:40
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Suggested Answer: 
During the drought of the 1930s, unanchored soil turned to dust that winds blew away in clouds that sometimes blackened the sky.The Dust Bowl forced thousands of families to flee their farms.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Ameliorate Theodore Roosevelt's Foreign Policy

Directions: students should correct the grammatically incorrect sentences below, in red. There is one COLON used ( : ) 

president theodore roosevelt was a proponent of imperialism he demonstrated this in too forceful ways building the panama canal and issuing the roosevelt corollary. 








Video #1 of canal transit
VIDEO #2of Panama Canal Transit



ROOSEVELT COROLLARY 



Suggested Answer: 
President Theodore Roosevelt was a proponent of imperialism; he demonstrated this in two forceful ways: building the Panama Canal and issuing the Roosevelt Corollary. 


Monday, March 31, 2014

Ameliorate Horatio Alger

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

Horatio Alger, Jr.  was a gilded age american author best known for his many juvenile novels about impoverished boy's and they're rise from humble backgrounds too lives of security and comfort thru hard work determination courage and honesty.



interactive image of Horatio Alger books



Suggested Answer: 
Horatio Alger, Jr.  was a Gilded Age American author, best known for his many juvenile novels about impoverished boys and their rise from humble backgrounds to lives of security and comfort through hard work, determination, courage, and honesty.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Ameliorate the Triangle ShirtWaist Factory

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

The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City on March 25 1911 was one of the deadliest industrial disaster's in the history of the city the factory occupied the eighth ninth and tenth floors of a ten story building.



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Suggested Answer: 
The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City on March 25, 1911, was one of the deadliest industrial disasters in the history of the city. The factory occupied the eighth, ninth, and tenth floors of a ten story building.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Ameliorate the Dawes Act

Directions: correct the following sentences. .

while intended to assimilate Indians into white culture the Dawes Act of 1887 was the culmination of American attempt's two open Indian lands two settlement by non-Indians and two development by railroads



Link to ASSIMILATION of INDIANS : Visual RESOURCES 

Suggested Answer:
 While intended to assimilate Indians into white culture, the Dawes Act of 1887 was the culmination of American attempts to open Indian lands to settlement by non-Indians and to development by railroads. 

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Ameliorate the Holocaust

Directions: students should grammatically correct the following sentence(s), in red. There are two missing commas, misspelled words, and several capitalization errors.

The holocaust was the systematic bureaucratic state-sponsored persecution and murder of approximately six million jews by the nazi regime and it's collaborators.
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Suggested Answer: 
Holocaust was the systematic, bureaucratic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of approximately six million Jews by the Nazi regime and its collaborators.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Ameliorate Uncle Tom's Cabin

Directions: grammatically correct the following sentence,in red. There are three missing commas and several capitalization errors.

harriet beecher stowe's best known novel Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852) changed forever how Americans viewed slavery the system that treated people as property.


video about Harriet Beecher Stowe
a link to ART Analysis

Suggested Answer:

Harriet Beecher Stowe's best known novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852), changed forever how Americans viewed slavery, the system that treated people as property.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Ameliorate Early American Voting

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

In the early 1800s voting rights for many american citizens broadened because many states diminished or rescinded property voting requirements more people could vote.



suggested answer:

In the early 1800s, voting rights for many American citizens broadened;  because many states diminished, or rescinded, property voting requirements, more people could vote.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Ameliorate the Missouri Compromise

Directions: correct the sentece(s) below, in red. There is one colon and two semi colons used.

the missouri compromise had three parts no slavery above the 36-30 line entry of Maine as a slavery free state entry of missouri as a slave state. 



Short VIDEO CLIP

suggested answer: 
The Missouri Compromise had three parts: no slaveery above the 36-30 line; entry of Maine as a slavery free state; entry of Missouri as a slave state. 

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Ameliorate the early Industrial Revolution

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

after the war of 1812 the new england states became industrialized while the southern states economy centered on cotton production.





suggested answer:
After the War of 1812, the New England states became industrialized, while the Southern states' economy centered on cotton production.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Ameliorate the Barbary Pirates

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


because president thomas jefferson did not want to continue to pay high ransoms for kidnapped american sailors he dispatched the united states navy to end the threat to american ships along the north african coast.




suggested answer:
Because President Thomas Jefferson did not want to continue to pay high ransoms for kidnapped American sailors, he dispatched the United States Navy to end the threat to American ships along the North African coast.