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