Archive for January, 2010

Reading schedule for semester 2

AP United States History
Second Semester Reading Schedule

The following schedule includes due dates of all reading assignments and test dates for the semester.  We will do our best to stick to the schedule.  You must be responsible for keeping up with all assignments and readings.  There will be additional primary and secondary source readings and in-class and out-of-class essays throughout the semester.
January    5 —   Chapter 24 Due            —Industrialization

January 13-14–    Chapter 25 Due —           Urbanization

January 19–    Chapter 26 Due–            Westward Expansion

January 25 —   Chapter 27 Due–            Imperialism

January 29 —   Chapters 24-27 Test

February    1–    Chapter 28 Due–            Teddy Roosevelt

February 3 —   Chapter 29 Due —           Woodrow Wilson

February 8 —   Chapter 30 Due —           World War I

February 12–    Chapters 28-30 Test

February 16 —   Chapter 31 Due–            1920s

February 19–    Chapter 32 Due–            1920s

February 23–    Chapter 33 Due —           Great Depression

February 26–     Chapters 31-33 Test

March        1 —   Chapter 34 Due —           World War II

March 8 —   Chapter 35 Due–            World War II

March 12–    Chapters 34-35 Test

March 22–    Chapter 36 Due —           Cold War

March 29–    Chapter 37 Due —           Dwight Eisenhower

April        5–    Chapter 38 Due–            1960s

April 9–    Chapters 36-38 Test

April 12 —   Chapter 39 Due —           1970s

April  19 —   Chapter 40 Due–            1980s

April  26 —   Chapter 41 Due —           1990s

April  30–    Chapters 39-41 Test

May   3-6th–    Review

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!May 7th AP Test!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Notice that there is not much in class time to review for the AP Exam.  Out of class review sessions will be scheduled to begin after spring break.  More information will be given in class.


Chapter 25 Outlines

Ch 25 Outline
Outlines due January 13- 14

Fill in the details or explanations, and include any effects or significance.

Big Question: What factors caused American cities to grow so rapidly in the late 19th century, and what impact did this have on American life? In what ways are cities melting pots, and in what ways are they pressure cookers?

I. Two “I”s for “U”: Industrialization and Immigration expand the Urban landscape
—–A. Job opportunities in the city
—–B. “America fever” brings “New Immigrants”
———-Why do they come, and do they all stay?
———-How are they different from the “Old Immigrants?”
———-How does this difference pose a challenge for society?
———-Nativism rises again- APA
—–C. Describe attempts to limit immigration (Consider the debate over immigration in our time to help shape your thoughts)
———-Why does organized labor take sides?
—–D. Transportation revolutionizes the “walking city”
———-“Bedroom communities” and suburbs
—–E. Housing methods, for better or worse
———-Ethnic neighborhoods, Dumbbell tenements, slums
—–F. What impact does urbanization and industrialization have on families?

II. How do scientists, reformers, and writers challenge the status quo?
—–A. Liberalism vs. Conservatism in the Churches
———-Can “robber barons” be religious people?
———-Revivalism rises again: Moody, Gibbons, Rauschenbusch, and Eddy try to awaken the spirit
———-YMCA and Salvation Army provide havens
—–B. Social Gospel vs. Gospel of Wealth
———-Rauschenbusch and the Social Gospel
———-Women reformers: Addams, Wald, Kelley
———-Hull House, Henry Street Settlement, and Americanization
—–C. Darwinism vs. the Churches
———-Biblical literalism (Fundamentalism) vs. science
———-“Accomodationists”—what did they believe?
—–D. Du Bois vs. Washington
———-Tuskegee and accomodationism
———-George Washington Carver
———-Founding of the NAACP
———-The “talented tenth” and integration
———-Colleges for Blacks
—–E. Muckraking authors call for change
———-Ida B. Wells
—–F. Moral regulation: Woodhull vs. the Comstock Laws
———-Prohibition: Is it just a backlash against immigrants?
—–G. What impact does urbanization have on women?
———-Charlotte Gilman and the birth of feminism: why now?
———-The fight for suffrage: Anthony, Catt, Stanton, and NAWSA
—–H. The Metaphysical Club– who are they, and what areas of knowledge do they impact?

III. Education and literature blossoms-Is this the start of a new information age?
—–A. High schools and “normal” schools
—–B. How do land grant colleges change the education levels of Americans?
———-Morrill Act, Hatch Act and their impact
———-Coeducation and Colleges of Blacks
—–C. The rise of the research universities
———-Stanford, Hopkins, Chicago
—–D. Changing curricula reflect changing society
—–E. Newspapers and public libraries- what is their impact?
—–F. Serious literature and dime novels
———-Twain, Dickinson, Harte, Crane, Adams, James, London, Dreiser
—–G. Artistic triumphs

IV. The rise of the consumer culture
—–A. The birth of the disposable society–Packaging creates waste: impact?
—–B. Catalogs and shopping!
—–C. Birth of advertising
—–D. Amateur and Professional sports
———-Baseball, basketball, boxing, bicycling
—–E. Wild West shows and circuses: Buffalo Bill and P.T. Barnum
—–F. Question for understanding: Where do people get the money and the time to enjoy these things?

Review of Industrialization and Urbanization

Mr. Wallace, our helper to all those who have missed class or just need a good review from another perspective, explain abut America during the late 9th century as we struggle to adopt to the changes in society from the move to the city and the city’s factories.

Once again, this is just part I of his review.

Link with information about the Populists

Go to this link to help make the goals and history of the Populist party clear.

Sesame Street’s version of the American revolution, pt. 1

You people are under too much stress! Relax and regress into childhood!

This video can be accessed  at

You’re welcome!!!!

Sesame Street does the American Revolution, pt. 2

Here’s the rest of the story as told to Grover!

This video can also be accessed at

An apologia for the “Gospel of Wealth”

(You can also access this YouTube video at

What do you think?