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. 

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 two missing APOSTROPHES.

John Lockes political theory of government by the consent of the governed as a means to protect “life liberty and property” deeply influenced the United States founding documents.

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John Locke's political theory of government by the consent of the governed as a means to protect “life, liberty, and estate” deeply influenced the United States’ founding documents.

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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