"There are two types of education. One should teach us how to make a living, and the other how to live..."

--John Adams

Monday, January 2, 2017

Welcome to 2017!

Hey Gang!  Welcome to 2017!  I hope everyone had a restful, fun, and fabulous Winter Break.  Happy belated Chanukah, Happy New Year, and all that other "Happy" stuff.  We're back for two days then we continue into January!  Here's what we've got in store...

Week of January 2-6, 2017 (Week 20)

Day 1
In Class:  Return the midterms, introduce James Monroe's presidency!  #5 James Monroe was quite the guy.  He was good lookin', friendly, and pretty firm when it came to making decisions -- Mizzouri Compromise, Invading Spain, Monroe Doctrine...

HW:  James Madison due Friday, Jan 6.
Notes: None

Day 2
In Class:  Turn in James Madison, Finish up Monroe's presidency and get into the Corrupt Bargain Election of 1824 where John Quincy Adams STOLE the presidency from Andrew Jackson <3 .="" font="" nbsp="">

HW:  James Monroe and John Quincy Adams due Jan. 13
Notes: None

Week of January 9-13, 2017 (Week 21)


This week, we'll be learning about the most controversial president in American history.  We're learning about Andrew Jackson.  He was the first president since George Washington to have such a tremendous impact on the United States, both before and while serving as president.  He is the only president to have an entire era named after him.  He fought Native Americans, Congress, the National Bank, even his own Cabinet.  He was a gambler, a duelist, a drinker, a backwoods brawler, a member of the House of Representatives, a Governor of the Florida Territory, and a violent man...No one could have imagined that in 1828, the nation would elect its first "Common Man" president...

The Andrew Jackson Packet: Jackson' Packet Click Me!

Videos about Jackson