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

--John Adams

Thursday, February 16, 2017

February 16, 2017 Lesson

Hey gang.  Sorry...I am out sick today and just cannot make it through the day.  Please follow the instructions below:

Using the textbooks (I know this is only the 2nd time you've ever used them!)  Please read pp. 410 beginning with "Bloodshed in Kansas" through 417, including the yellow section at the bottom of 417.  Please answer the following questions in your notes:
  1. How did many Northerners view the beatdown of Charles Sumner?
  2. What were the two main questions in the Dred Scott case?
  3. What were the two judicial bombshells handed down by Chief Justice Taney in the Dred Scott decision and what did this mean for all the previous laws and compromises over slavery?
  4. Using the map on p. 413, how many of the states and free states and slave states?
  5. In 1858, Abraham Lincoln quoted the bible in his Republican acceptance speech to run for the Senate.  What did he say and what does his quote mean?
  6. In 1858, Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas debated 7 times in the state of Illinois for the Senate seat, and most people believed whoever won these debates would be the next president.  What was Lincoln's views on the issue of slavery?
  7. Who won the debates?  Now watch this video: Lincoln-Douglas Debates Video Who won this debate? :)
  8. You thought John Brown was done, right?  WRONG!  My dreamy Johnny Brown is back!  Brown was planning a raid to arm the slaves and have them fight for their freedom.  Where was Brown planning his raid?  
  9. What happened to Brown and his men during the raid?  If you want to see how big the building was that Brown and his men "raided", you can Google it to see just how small it was...I've been there and seen it.  You could barely fit to cars in that building like a garage...Jeez Johnny Brown!
  10. Who won the election of 1860 and with how much percent of the popular vote?  How could someone win with this few of votes?!
  11. What happened on December 20, 1860 in South Carolina?
  12. What finally happened on April 12, 1861?

When finished answering these questions, you may work on Presidential Projects or your Outline.  Below is the study guide for the test next week.  We will NOT have a review in class...Sorry.
  1. What is Manifest Destiny?
  2. Why were people moving west in the 1840s?
  3. How did people make money during the California Gold Rush?
  4. What troubles did emigrants face on the Oregon Trail?
  5. What does reform mean and why do we reform things?
  6. What were three major reforms in the early 19th century?
  7. Explain how Morse code works and the effects of Morse code.
  8. Who did the Compromise of 1850 benefit?
  9. What was Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin about?
  10. What did the Kansas-Nebraska Act do and how did it tilt the nation to one's feeling about slavery?
  11. Who was Dred Scott and what happened with his case in the Supreme Court?
  12. Who was John Brown and what did he do in Kansas and Virginia?
  13. Know American Progress by John Gast :)

 I hope you enjoy President's Day weekend!  I'll be watching the following...