Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Ameliorate Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Directions: grammatically correct the sentences below; they are missing six commas and one apostrophe.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton was an American suffragist social activist abolitionist and leading figure of the early women's rights movement. Her Declaration of Sentiments presented at the Seneca Falls Convention held in 1848 in Seneca Falls New York is often credited with initiating the first organized womens rights and women's suffrage movements in the United States.

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Suggested Answer:

Elizabeth Cady Stanton was an American suffragist, social activist, abolitionist, and leading figure of the early women's rights movement. Her Declaration of Sentiments, presented at the Seneca Falls Convention held in 1848 in Seneca Falls, New York, is often credited with initiating the first organized women's rights and women's suffrage movements in the United States.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Ameliorate the Tariff of Abominations

Directions: students should grammatically correct the sentences below, in red. There are two missing commas and two sentences. The suggested correction is at the bottom of the page.

The "Tariff of Abominations" was a tariff designed to protect industry in the northern United States and was passed by Congress on May 19 1828 labeled the Tariff of Abominations by its southern detractors the tariff was viewed as a threat to the antebellum Southern economy.

John C. Calhoun was the leading voice in attacking the Tariff of Abominations.

Suggested Correction: 

The "Tariff of Abominations" was a tariff designed to protect industry in the northern United States and was passed by Congress on May 19, 1828. Labeled the Tariff of Abominations by its southern detractors, the tariff was viewed as a threat to the antebellum Southern economy.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Ameliorate the Cotton Gin

Directions: grammatically correct the sentence(s) below, in red. There are three missing commas. The suggested answer is at the very bottom of the page.

Prior to the introduction of the mechanical cotton gin cotton had required considerable labor to clean and separate the fibers from the seeds. With Eli Whitney’s invention cotton became a tremendously profitable business creating many fortunes in the Antebellum South.




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Suggested answer:
Prior to the introduction of the mechanical cotton gin, cotton had required considerable labor to clean and separate the fibers from the seeds. With Eli Whitney’s invention, cotton became a tremendously profitable business, creating many fortunes in the Antebellum South.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Ameliorate the Missouri Compromise

Directions: grammatically correct the sentence below, in red. There is one missing period, a missing comma, and one missing apostrophe. The suggested correction is located at the bottom.

The Missouri Compromise was devised by Henry Clay it regulated slavery in the countrys western territories by prohibiting slavery north of the parallel 36°30′ north except within the boundaries of the proposed state of Missouri.



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Suggested Correction:
The Missouri Compromise was devised by Henry Clay. It regulated slavery in the country's western territories by prohibiting slavery north of the parallel 36°30′ north, except within the boundaries of the proposed state of Missouri.



Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Ameliorate John Marshall

Directions: grammatically correct the sentence below. It is missing two commas.

John Marshall who served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War is best known for serving on the Supreme Court from 1801 to 1835.
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Suggested correction:

John Marshall, who served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War, is best known for serving on the Supreme Court from 1801 to 1835.