Thursday, May 26, 2016

Ameliorate Somalia in 1993

Directions: grammatically correct the two sentences below. There is a missing comma and a missing period.

What started out as a humanitarian mission to combat famine in Somalia grew into a bloody military struggle with the bodies of dead American soldiers dragged through the streets of the Somalian capital of Mogadishu in 1993 the movie "Black Hawk Down" documented this event.



SUggested Correction

What started out as a humanitarian mission to combat famine in Somalia grew into a bloody military struggle, with the bodies of dead American soldiers dragged through the streets of the Somalian capital of Mogadishu in 1993. The movie "Black Hawk Down" documented this event.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Ameliorate the Invasion of Grenada

Directions: grammatically correct the sentences below, in red.  There are three sentences, total. There is a missing comma and two missing periods.

 The Caribbean island of Grenada was the smallest independent country in the Western Hemisphere and it was no match for American military might President Reagan championed the 1983 invasion of Grenada as another step toward ridding the world of Communism


Two days after the Beirut BOmbing, the island of Grenada was invaded.


Video of Grenada invasion REAGAN talks
Video of USMC Barracks bombing 1983


Suggested Answer:

 The Caribbean island of Grenada was the smallest independent country in the Western Hemisphere , and it was no match for American military might. President Reagan championed the 1983 invasion of Grenada as another step toward ridding the world of Communism.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Ameliorate Ronald Reagan's STAR WARS

There are five missing commas and two sentences. Grammatically correct the passage below, in red.

The Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) also known as Star Wars was a program first initiated on March 23 1983 under President Ronald Reagan The goal of this program was to develop a sophisticated anti-ballistic missile system in order to prevent missile attacks from other countries specifically the Soviet Union.





Suggested Answer:
The Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI), also known as Star Wars, was a program first initiated on March 23, 1983, under President Ronald Reagan. The intent of this program was to develop a sophisticated anti-ballistic missile system in order to prevent missile attacks from other countries, specifically the Soviet Union. 

VIDEO 

Friday, May 13, 2016

Ameliorate Orval Faubus

Directions: grammatically correct the following sentences. Missing ONE comma.

Orval Faubus is best remembered for his 1957 stand against the desegregation of the Little Rock School District during the Little Rock Crisis in which he defied a unanimous decision of the U.S. Supreme Court by ordering the Arkansas National Guard to prevent black students from attending Little Rock Central High School.






 Orval Faubus  is best remembered for his 1957 stand against the desegregation of the Little Rock School District during the Little Rock Crisis, in which he defied a unanimous decision of the U.S. Supreme Court by ordering the Arkansas National Guard to prevent black students from attending Little Rock Central High School.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Ameliorate The Feminine Mystique

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

Betty Friedan was an American writer activist and feminist a leading figure in the womens movement in the United States Friedan authored "The Feminine Mystique" It is often credited with sparking the second wave of American feminism in the Twentieth Century.




Suggested Answer:

Betty Friedan was an American writer, activist, and feminist. A leading figure in the women's movement in the United States, Friedan authored "The Feminine Mystique." It is often credited with sparking the second wave of American feminism in the Twentieth Century.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Ameliorate Watergate

Directions: grammatically correct the following sentences, in red.

watergate was a major political scandal that occurred in the United States in the 1970s the incident stemmed from a break-in at the democratic national committee (DNC) headquarters at the Watergate office complex President Nixons attempted concealment of his involvement in this incident led to his resignation. 




Video one

Document Analysis
1. What is the day month and year of the document
2. Who is the author?
3. Who is the intended Audience.
4. What are the four most important sentences in the speech?
5. What is happening in this speech? What is the author trying to do?

Video 3: speech

Suggested Answer: 
Watergate was a major political scandal that occurred in the United States in the 1970s. The incident stemmed from a break-in at the Democratic National Committee (DNC) headquarters at the Watergate office complex. President Nixon's attempted concealment of his involvement in this incident led to his resignation.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Ameliorate Detente

Directions: Grammatically correct the sentence(s) below, in red. There are FIVE missing commas and once missing COLON ( : ).

During the Cold War President Richard Nixon engaged in Detente or lessening of tensions with Cold War enemies in three specific ways he opened relations with Communist China signed the SALT Treaty with Russia and ended the Vietnam War.


Suggested Correction: 
During the Cold War, President Richard Nixon engaged in Detente, or lessening of tensions, with Cold War enemies in three specific ways: he opened relations with Communist China, signed the SALT Treaty with Russia, and ended the Vietnam War.