Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Ameliorate Sherman

Directions: grammatically correct the following sentences, in red.

Shermans March to the Sea are the name commonly given to fighting conducted threw Georgia from November 15 to December 21 1864 General William Tecumseh Sherman of the Union Army. 

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Sherman's March to the Sea is the name commonly given to fighting conducted through Georgia from November 15 to December 21, 1864, by General William Tecumseh Sherman of the Union Army.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Ameliorate the Alamo

Directions:  grammatically correct the sentences below, in red.


The 1836 Battle of the Alamo was a pivotal event in the Texas Revolution following a thirteen day siege Mexican troops launched an assault on the Alamo Mission, killing all of the Texan defenders.




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The 1836 Battle of the Alamo was a pivotal event in the Texas Revolution. Following a thirteen day siege, Mexican troops launched an assault on the Alamo Mission, killing all of the Texan defenders.

Video: Texas War of Independence 3 minute video  STOP video at 3:10. After that, the video gets into preaching of religion,
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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Ameliorate Nat Turner

Directions: grammatically correct the sentence below, in red. There are two missing commas and one missing apostrophe. 

Nat Turner Rebellion was an uprising that took place in Southampton County Virginia during August 1831.



Nat Turner's Rebellion was an uprising that took place in Southampton County, Virginia, during August 1831.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Ameliorate Worcester v. Georgia

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

In the court case Worcester v. Georgia the U.S. Supreme Court held in 1832 that the Cherokee Indian's constituted a nation holding distinct sovereign powers the decision did not protect the Cherokees from being removed from there ancestral homeland in the Southeast.


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In the court case Worcester v. Georgia, the U.S. Supreme Court held in 1832 that the Cherokee Indians constituted a nation holding distinct sovereign powers. The decision did not protect the Cherokees from being removed from their ancestral homeland in the Southeast.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Ameliorate Indian Removal

Directions: Grammatically correct the sentences below, in red. There is a missing SEMI COLON ( ; ) a missing COLON ( : ) and SEVEN missing commas. The suggested correction is at the bottom of the page.
The Indian Removal Act was signed into law by President Andrew Jackson on May 28 1830 it effected many tribes Sac Fox Chicasaw  Choctaw  Cherokee  Creek  and Seminole.
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The Indian Removal Act was signed into law by President Andrew Jackson on May 28, 1830; it effected many tribes: Sac, Fox, Chicasaw, Choctaw, Cherokee, Creek, and Seminole.


Sunday, November 15, 2015

Ameliorate Joseph Smith

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

Mormonism originated in the 1820s during a period of religious excitement known as the second Great Awakening it's founder was Joseph Smith
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Mormonism originated in the 1820s, during a period of religious excitement known as the Second Great Awakening. Its founder was Joseph Smith.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Ameliorate The Battle of Lake Erie

Directions: there are three missing commas.

The Battle of Lake Erie sometimes called the Battle of Put-in-Bay was fought on 10 September 1813 in Lake Erie off the coast of Ohio during the War of 1812. 


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The Battle of Lake Erie, sometimes called the Battle of Put-in-Bay, was fought on 10 September 1813, in Lake Erie off the coast of Ohio during the War of 1812. 

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Ameliorate the Whiskey Rebellion

Directions: grammatically correct the sentence below, in red. There are two missing commas.

The Whiskey Rebellion as it came to be known marked the first use of armed force two assert federal authority.

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The Whiskey Rebellion, as it came to be known, marked the first use of armed force to assert federal authority. 

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Ameliorate the Constitution

Directions: grammatically correct the following sentences. There are 5 missing commas and two sentences.

The Continental Congress adopted the Articles of Confederation the first constitution of the United States on November 15 1777 However ratification of the Articles of Confederation by all thirteen states did not occur until March 1 1781. 

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The Continental Congress adopted the Articles of Confederation, the first constitution of the United States, on November 15, 1777. However, ratification of the Articles of Confederation by all thirteen states did not occur until March 1, 1781. 

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Ameliorate Patrick Henry

Directions: grammatically correct the 3 sentences below, in red. There are 2 missing commas and a total of three sentences.

After the Revolution Patrick Henry was a leader of the Anti-Federalists in Virginia he opposed the United States Constitution fearing that it endangered the rights of the States and freedoms of individuals he helped gain adoption of the Bill of Rights. 


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After the Revolution, Patrick Henry was a leader of the Anti-Federalists in Virginia. He opposed the United States Constitution, fearing that it endangered the rights of the States and freedoms of individuals; he helped gain adoption of the Bill of Rights.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Ameliorate the Land Ordinance of 1785

Directions: There are two sentences. There is one missing comma and proper nouns that need to be capitalized. Grammatically correct the sentences below, in red.

The Land Ordinance of 1785 set up a system whereby settlers could purchase farmland in the undeveloped west congress at the time did not have the power to raise revenue by direct taxation so land sales provided an important revenue stream. 


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The Land Ordinance of 1785 set up a system whereby settlers could purchase farmland in the undeveloped west. Congress at the time did not have the power to raise revenue by direct taxation, so land sales provided an important revenue stream. 

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Ameliorate Shays' Rebellion

Directions: students should grammatically correct the following sentence, in red. It is missing two commas and has a few misused words. There is also a missing apostrophe.

Shays rebellion took it's name from it's symbolic leader Daniel Shays of Massachusetts a former captain in the Continental Army.



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Shays' Rebellion took its name from its symbolic leader, Daniel Shays of Massachusetts, a former captain in the Continental Army

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Ameliorate Washington Crossing the Delaware

Washingtons crossing of the Delaware River on Christmas night 1776 was the first move in a surprise attack against the Hessian forces at Trenton New Jersey in the Battle of Trenton.




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Washington's crossing of the Delaware River on Christmas night 1776 was the first move in a surprise attack against the Hessian forces at Trenton, New Jersey, in the Battle of Trenton.

Ameliorate Lafayette

Grammatically correct the sentences below, in red.


Lafayette was a French military officer who fought for the United States in the American Revolution he became a close friend of George Washington Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson.


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Lafayette was a French military officer who fought for the United States in the American Revolution. He became a close friend of George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and Thomas Jefferson.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Ameliorate The Battle of Bunker Hill

Directions: grammatically correct the sentences below. There are two missing commas and on misused word.

Despite there loss at Bunker Hill the inexperienced  American colonial forces inflicted significant casualties against the British and the battle provided them with an important confidence boost.




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Despite their loss at Bunker Hill, the inexperienced  American colonial forces inflicted significant casualties against the British, and the battle provided them with an important confidence boost.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Ameliorate the Boston Massacre

Grammatically correct the following sentence. There are two missing commas and a misused word.
The Boston Massacre was heavily propagandized by leading Patriots such as Paul Revere and Samuel Adams too fuel animosity toward the British authorities.

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 The Boston Massacre was heavily propagandized by leading Patriots, such as Paul Revere and Samuel Adams, to fuel animosity toward the British authorities.

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Sunday, September 27, 2015

Ameliorate Writs of Assistance

Directions: students should grammatically correct the following sentences. There are two sentences and a missing comma, as well as a few misused words.

Writs of Assistance enabled British officials two inspect not only colonists shops and warehouses but also private homes it quickly became apparent too many colonist's that there homes was no longer they're castles.

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Writs of Assistance enabled British officials to inspect not only colonists' shops and warehouses, but also private homes. It quickly became apparent to many colonists that their homes were no longer their castles.


Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Ameliorate the Proclamation Line of 1763

Directions: grammatically correct the sentence(s) below, in red. There are 3 missing commas. There are 2 sentences. There are a few misused words.

after the conclusion of the french and indian war in america the British Empire began two tighten control over it's colonies the proclamation line which closed down colonial expansion westward was the first measure to affect all thirteen colonies.
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After the conclusion of the French and Indian War in America, the British Empire began to tighten control over its colonies. The Proclamation Line, which closed down colonial expansion westward, was the first measure to affect all thirteen colonies.



Sunday, September 20, 2015

Ameliorate The French and Indian War

Grammatically correct the sentences below, in red. There are two sentences, one missing colon ( : ) and several misused words.

The "French and Indian War" refers too the two main enemies of the British colonist's the French military forces and the various Indian tribes allied with them the French and Indian War was fought from 1754-1763.




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The "French and Indian War" refers to the two main enemies of the British colonists: the French military forces and the various Indian tribes allied with them.  The French and Indian War was fought from 1754-1763.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Ameliorate John Locke

Grammatically correct the one sentence below, in red. There is a missing comma and a missing APOSTROPHE.

According to John Locke the purpose of government was to protect “life liberty and property.” Lockes ideas influenced thomas jefferson.

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According to John Locke, the purpose of government was to protect “life liberty and property.” Locke's ideas influenced Thomas jefferson.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Ameliorate Ben Franklin

Grammatically correct the sentence below. There are 8 missing commas.

Benjamin Franklin was a leading author printer politician postmaster scientist inventor civic activist statesman and diplomat


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Benjamin Franklin was a leading author, printer, politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Ameliorate Colonial Literacy

Directions:  grammatically correct the sentences below, in red. There is one sentence, two missing commas, and several misused words.
In the New England Colonies the Pilgrims and Puritans taught there children how to read and write for business purposes in addition to following there various faiths.


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In the New England Colonies, the Pilgrims and Puritans taught their children how to read and write for business purposes, in addition to following their various faiths.



Friday, September 11, 2015

Ameliorate the Navigation Acts

Directions: grammatically correct the three sentences below, in red.  There are three missing commas, too

Navigation Acts was a series of laws that restricted the use of foreign ships for trade between Britain and its colonies they sought to minimize the loss of gold and silver to foreigners they prohibited the colonies from trading directly with the Netherlands Spain France and there colonies



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Navigation Acts were a series of laws that restricted the use of foreign ships for trade between Britain and its colonies.They sought to minimize the loss of gold and silver to foreigners. They prohibited the colonies from trading directly with the Netherlands, Spain, France, and their colonies.


Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Ameliorate the Mayflower Compact

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

The Mayflower Compact was signed by the Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower on November 11 1620 it was the first governing document of Plymouth Colony.




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The Mayflower Compact was signed by the Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower on November 11, 1620.  It was the first governing document of Plymouth Colony.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Ameliorate William Penn

Directions: grammatically correct the sentences below, in red. There are 2 sentences and 2 missing commas.

William Penn was an english real estate entrepreneur philosopher quaker and founder of Pennsylvania in 1681 Penn was famous for promoting peace with Indians and tolerance for other religious groups in his colony.







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William Penn was an English real estate entrepreneur, philosopher, Quaker and founder of Pennsylvania in 1681. Penn was famous for promoting peace with Indians and tolerance for other religious groups in his colony.

Ameliorate John Rolfe

Directions: grammatically correct the sentences below, in red. There are 2 sentences and one missing comma.

John Rolfe (1585–1622) was one of the early english settler's of North America he is credited with the first successful cultivation of tobacco as an export crop in the Colony of Virginia and is known as the husband of Pocahontas daughter of the chief of the Powhatan Confederacy.

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John Rolfe (1585–1622) was one of the early English settlers of North America. He is credited with the first successful cultivation of tobacco as an export crop in the Colony of Virginia and is known as the husband of Pocahontas, daughter of the chief of the Powhatan Confederacy.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Ameliorate Jamestown

Directions: grammatically correct the sentences below, in red. There are three missing commas and two sentences.

John Smith was an English soldier explorer and author he played an important part in the establishment of Jamestown the first permanent English settlement in North America. 

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John Smith was an English soldier, explorer, and author.  He played an important part in the establishment of Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in North America. 

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Ameliorate Roger Williams

Directions: grammatically correct the sentences below, in red. There are 3 sentences, in total.

Roger Williams was a Puritan minister and early proponent of religious freedom and the separation of church and state in 1636 he began the colony of rhode island which provided a refuge for religious minorities williams also disapproved of the practice of confiscating land from Native Americans



Roger Williams was a Puritan minister and early proponent of religious freedom and the separation of church and state. In 1636, he began the colony of Rhode Island which provided a refuge for religious minorities. Williams also disapproved of the practice of confiscating land from Native Americans

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Monday, August 31, 2015

Ameliorate Anne Hutchinson

Directions: grammatically correct the sentences below, in red. There are TWO sentences here, one missing comma, and two missing apostrophes.

In 1638 anne Hutchinson was expelled from the Massachusetts bay Colony she disturbed Puritan church leaders with her assertion that a person could know Gods will directly without the churchs aid.


In 1638, Anne Hutchinson was expelled from the Massachusetts Bay Colony. She disturbed Puritan church leaders with her assertion that a person could know God's will directly without the church's aid.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Ameliorate the Camp David Accords

Grammatically correct the sentence below; it needs a colon and some words capitalized. 

The Camp David Accords resulted in peace between to countries egypt and israel.


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The Camp David Accords resulted in peace between two countries: Egypt and Israel.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Ameliorate Gerald Ford

Directions: grammatically correct the sentence below, in red. There are two missing commas. 

In 1976 Gerald Ford defeated Ronald Reagan for the Republican nomination but Ford narrowly lost the presidential election to Democratic challenger Jimmy Carter.
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 In 1976, Ford defeated Ronald Reagan for the Republican nomination, but he narrowly lost the presidential election to Democratic challenger Jimmy Carter.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Ameliorate Orval Faubus

Directions: Grammatically correct the sentence below, in red. There is one missing comma.

Orval Faubus became internationally known during the little rock crisis of 1957 when he used the national guard to stop african american's from attending little rock central High School. 




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Orval Faubus became internationally known during the Little Rock Crisis of 1957, when he used the National Guard to stop African Americans from attending Little Rock Central High School. 

Monday, May 11, 2015

Ameliorate LBJ

Directions: grammatically correct the sentences below, in red. There are 2 missing commas, and there are 2 sentences.

President Lyndon B. Johnsons domestic program The Great Society included a War on Poverty this was an extension of the New Deal.

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President Lyndon B. Johnson's domestic program, The Great Society, included a War on Poverty. This was an extension of the New Deal.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Ameliorate Television and the Vietnam War

Directions: grammatically correct the sentence(s) below, in red. There are two sentences and five missing commas.

Television ownership affected the outcome of the Vietnam War for almost a decade in between school work and dinners the American public could watch villages being destroyed Vietnamese children burning to death and American body bags being sent home.

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Television ownership affected the outcome of the Vietnam War. For almost a decade in between school, work, and dinners, the American public could watch villages being destroyed, Vietnamese children burning to death, and American body bags being sent home.