Archive for February 6th, 2014

Revised schedule due to snow day, part 2

Make sure you are checking the blog each night. I will be putting up posts  that I will quiz you on at any time, especially if we miss any more school and to make up for some of the instruction we have missed.


As of right now, this is the revised schedule.

1. Tomorrow, Friday February 7, is a B day.You will have a terms check over chapters 27-28.

2. Your test over chapters 27-29 is on Monday, February 10.

3. Chapter 30, which is already posted below here, is due next Tuesday, February 11. It has been shortened. If you have worked ahead and done a longer version, you may earn extra credit if you show it to me tomorrow.

4. Chapter 31, which is posted below here, is due next Friday, February 14. It has been shortened.

5. Monday, February 17, is Presidents’ Day, and there is no school.

6. Chapter 32, which is still in the archives, will be due Tuesday, February 18.

7. Your test over chapters 30-32 is on Friday, February 21.


Chapter 31 questions

These are due Friday, February 14, 2014.

Questions Chapter 31 Roaring Twenties

Be thorough in your answers.
1. What prompted the red scare of 1919-1920? What role did religion play? Who led this “crusade” and why?
2. How did the Red Scare impact unions, and why?
3. Who were Sacco and Vanzetti?
4. What caused the second rise of the Klan, and how did the Klan change during this time? What was “100% Americanism?”
5. How did American isolationism impact both the new rise of the Klan and immigration policy? What were the goals of immigration laws during this time? Which groups were targeted?
6.  Why was the quota system a “pivotal departure” in American policy?
7. How did Prohibition lead to gangsterism, and how profitable was organized crime? Describe the career of Al Capone.
8. Describe the clash between evolutionism and creationism in America in the 1920s, including the Scopes trial. What part did Wm. Jennings Bryan play?
9. Up until this point in the chapter, the picture has been largely negative. Why was this era called the “Roaring Twenties,” then?
10. How did Americans’ earnings, spending and savings habits change during this decade? What (and who) contributed to the growth of the consumer economy?
11. What subsidiary industries were impacted (either positively or negatively) by the rise of the automobile? How did Henry Ford revolutionize the auto industry?
12. What societal changes ensued as a result of the automobile? Be complete in your answer, or no credit.
13. Why was Charles Lindbergh famous? How safe was flying?
14. How was radio different in the 1920s than today? How did radio help encourage consumerism, especially then?
15. How did both radio and film help homogenize American culture? Why were films in the 1920s often scandalous?
16. How did the Great Migration cause a flowering of African American culture?
17. How was religion and morality challenged by the changes in the 1920s?
18 How were the writers of 1920s different from those of previous eras? Make a study of chart of the authors and their works mentioned.
19. What role did the stock market play in the boom of the 1920s, and why was that a dangerous thing? Explain buying on margin and speculation.

Questions- Chapter 30

These are due Tuesday, February 11, 2014.

Chapter 30 Questions

1. What did Wilson mean by “overt acts” by Germany? What finally pushed the US into the war?
2. What economic factors mitigated against the US joining the war?
3. Upon what idealistic moral foundation did Wilson establish the case for going to war? How did the Fourteen Points reflect his ideals?
4. What is the relationship between wartime propaganda and wartime limits on free speech? What happened to Eugene Debs?
5. How did the need to increase wartime economic production increase the federal government’s power and interference in the economy? What federal agencies were established to increase economic production and to help pay for the war? (see pp. 700 and 704)
6. How were workers’ concerns and needs impacted by the crisis of war? How did labor conflict escalate racial tensions, and why?
7. How did the war impact the women’s movement? What did the passage of the Sheppard-Towner Act in 1921 signify about attitudes toward women?
8. Why was conscription necessary—and controversial, especially considering the US’s late entry into the war? How long did it take to get troops into Europe after the US declared war?
9. In what battles did the American Expeditionary force play a major role? Where were these battles? Ultimately, what were the most important American contributions to the war?
10. Why was Wilson undercut as a negotiator at the Paris Conference? What role did partisan politics in America play? How did his dream of a League of Nations actually weaken his effectiveness in negotiations?
11. Explain what impact the war had on imperialism.
12. Create a chart depicting what France, Italy, and Japan received from the negotiations.
13. How did the treatment of Germany in the negotiations undercut the hopes for a lasting peace?
14. What were the main criticisms of the potential League of Nations? Who were the “irreconcilables?”
15. What price did Wilson pay over the controversial Treaty of Paris?
16. What did Lodge do to try to kill the League of Nations? What paradoxical response did Wilson then have?
17. Why was the election of 1920 called a “solemn referendum?” What was the actual and symbolic result?
18. What were the long-term consequences of the failure of the Treaty of Versailles?