Archive for October 26th, 2007

Link to the bribe question

Go to this site for more information about the bribe of Santa Anna.

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Upcoming dates

First, your chapter 18 outlines are due Monday. You may use the ones from last year, to receive 80% credit, or you can make up your own three to five essential questions and organize your notes around them yourself.

Today in class, we went over brainstorming specific terms for FRQs and DBQs. You are to come up with 15-20 pieces of outside information for your DBQ by Monday.

We also took more notes over the war with Mexico and the Mexican Cession.

I also gave you an extra credit reading assignment which will be due before the end of this semester. Look below for more details.

Extra credit reading assignment

You may read one of the following books over the next 8 weeks if you wish.

There are a series of questions you will need to answer in constructed response form for each book.

You must get approval from me of the book you choose by November 5. The questions will be handed out on December 1; book critiques are due with absolutely NO EXCEPTIONS on Monday, December 10 at 10:11 am.

The Slaveholding Republic
, By Don Fehrenbacher

The American Political Tradition and the Men Who Made It
, by Richard Hofstadter

The Other Founders: The Anti-Federalists and the Dissenting Tradition in America, 1788-1828, by Saul Cornell

Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era, by James McPherson

A History of Reconstruction, by Eric Foner

The Age of Jackson, by Arthur Schlessinger

Trail of Tears: The Rise and Fall of the Cherokee Nation, by John Ehle

The Fate of Liberty: Abraham Lincoln and Civil Liberties
, by Mark A. Neely

1776, by David McCullough

Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, by Doris Kearns Goodwin

A Different Mirror: A Multicultural History of America, by Ronald Takaki

An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution of the United States, by Charles A Beard

The Cycles of American History, by Arthur Schlessinger

A History of the American People
, by Paul Johnson

America’s Women: 400 Years of Dolls, Drudges, Helpmates, and Heroines, by Gail Collins

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, by Dee Brown