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. 



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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. 



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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 !" 



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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.


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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