Archive for October 1st, 2012

Questions for study for Blog Quiz 5

Questions to consider for Blog Quiz 5

Post: Bill of Rights
What was Charles Pinckney’s role in the history of the Bill of Rights?
The Bill of Rights made what group of people the guardians of individual rights against the other branches?
How did privacy end up as a recognized right through the Bill of Rights?
What were the rights Madison proposed that were later rejected?
Which one attempted to limit STATE actions?

Post: Schoolhouse Rock Preamble
Be able to name the six purposes of the Constitution.

Post: I’m just a bill…
What exactly is the proposed law that resulted in Poor Bill?
Where does Bill go first once he gets to Capitol Hill to be reported upon either favorably or unfavorably?

Post: 3 branches of government
To what circus role is the president compared?

Post 4: Excerpt from Federalist #10
What are the main differences between a democracy and a republic, and which one is more desirable, and why?

Post 5- Articles of Confederation
How did the Articles support the concept of states’ rights? Use quotes or examples to support your answer.

Post 6: Weaknesses of the Articles
What were the weaknesses, according to the video?

Post 7: Philosophers
Which philosophers influenced the Constitution, and how?

Post 7: Videos on Articles
Who wrote the Articles?
What specific impact did Shays’ Rebellion have?

And now, let’s sing the Preamble!!!

All together, now! Remember what the six purposes of the Constitution are!

I’m just a bill– Yes, I’m only a bill…

How a bill becomes a law…. Thank you, Schoolhouse Rock!

3 branches of government? 3 ring circus!

More awesomeness from Schoolhouse Rock!

Information for your DBQ

Document A A list of women who helped during the Revolution, from a geneology site. A brief history of women in the Revolution

Document B another document- a petition from Loyalists’ families. Make sure you read the side bar on the right for background information that could be useful.

Document C scroll down to the part about the Chickasaws in particular

Document D background on the document on Jefferson’s Statute of Religious Freedom, written in 1777

Document E about halfway down you will find the full text of document E and above it you will find some explanation of the circumstances. Once you go to the webpage, just search for the terms  “United Indian Nations” to find the link.

Document F Many of the names here should be familiar…

Document G

Document H A map of the actual area…

Document I Analysis of the quotation in question

Document J This brief paragraph explains the attitude toward women’s education at the time. The fourth document from the top is this address in its entirety plus a brief explanation of the school.
And this is a pretty funny exchange between John and Abigail Adams: