Thursday, November 29, 2012


Done with a paper and pen
Til' the telephone

My Haiku basically tells the same thing as my picture. It discuss on how then usually communicated with others, other than talking. when we did we usually ended up using pen and paper. After that we started another of communication which was through the telephone.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Major Events before the Civil War

     Around 1858, the United States was divided geographically; North and South. The North and the South were different in ways such as based on there many religious, geographic, climatic, culture and, economic ways. The North was industrialized while the South was still dependent on agriculture and slave labor.
     Back then, the country was so divided (North and South) by the issue of slavery. California when becoming a new state had to make a deal which was the Compromise of 1850. The Compromise was what allowed for new states to decide on their own if they wanted slavery, or not, through voting, or popular
sovereignty. Which than after had the South make a fugitive slave law, meaning slaves who escaped to
the North had to be returned to their masters.
     Around this time, many southern states were seriously considering leaving the union, which was another word for United States. This is what they had called secession too.
     Many people from the North hated slavery. Due to that many of them tried to help them, they were called abolitionists. They hated it so much they hid slaves in this little series of houses along to the route of Canada. They did this in order for them to be free. The route they went on soon became known as the Underground Railroad.
     When Uncle Tom's Cabin was published, the North and the South both reacted to it similarly. The book was written by Harriet Beecher Stowe telling the story of how slaves were taken to “slave markets” to be sold. It angered Northerners abolitionists, since they were the ones who were against slavery to begin with. The Southerners thought the book was a insult because it criticized their way of life.
     Two politicians became famous because of their slavery debates. Those two politicians were Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas. Lincoln and Douglas were men who were both against slavery. What made them different was Stephen thought that popular sovereignty  people voting on what they want. While on the otherhand, Lincoln was a man who wanted to get rid of slavery completely no matter what anyone said because of how he believed slavery was against a person’s natural rights.
     On December 20, 1860, the Southern slave state's secession from the union was due to the election of Abraham Lincoln. The South had saw it as the last straw them. After Lincoln’s election, the first state to secede was South Carolina, followed by the others.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Diary Entry #7

Dear Diary,
    It is December 4th, 1819 and here I am as my ghost telling you on how I feel about my 344 years of living. I always like to end things on a good and exciting note which is exactly what I did. I died in the arms of my new boyfriend, Nate. You may wonder how exactly I died... Well it was due to a forest fire that started a little past my town. It was a nice beautiful forest where he took me out to so that he could pronounce his love to me, which he got to. I am kind of sad that I ended things on a bad note with father since I disobeyed him by coming out to be with Nate. But in my eyes everything balances out and I know father loves me no matter what especially since I am gone. Now I will be watching over him and the town which I believe will improve over time. I believe that in about 200 years the land will be even more beautiful now because the fire will make them farm greatly. I will miss everyone and everything I've done. Bye diary this is my finally entry to you...

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Post Election Analysis

Marijuana Legalization in Colorado and Washington

1. Cite examples of "Supreme Law of the Land"
"[The feds] will do whatever they can to interfere with marijuana legalization in any state," Miron said on Tuesday, before the initiatives passed.

2. Cite examples of "federal vs. state authority"

"Marijuana is still illegal in the eyes of the federal government, which overrules states' rights."
3.What was the "compromise" that helped to pass the referendum in Washington? How do you think this compromise would affect demand for the product?
     The "compromise" that helped to pass the referendum in Washington is to propose a heavy tax for marijuana. I think this compromise would affect the demand for the product because there might be less people buying marijuana due to high price with a high tax.

4. Why was Oregon's referendum not passed?

     Oregon's referendum was not passed because most of the regulating power would have been handed to the marijuana industry to the growers instead of independent overseers.

Obama Victory Tweet

1. What audience do you think social media was targeted to? Explain.
     I believe the audience was targeted to those voters who are around the ages 18 to 35 since those are the most common people who use social networks such as Twitter and Facebook.

2. Which candidate was most effective using social media? Explain.
     Obama was the most effective usuing social media because you can tell by how many re-tweets he got on twitter and likes on his and Mrs. Obama's photo on Facebook. Plus he had won the election which made a great help and difference to who became our next president.

3. According to Jeffrey Hermes, taking a picture of your marked ballot can be used to pressure people standing in line to vote. Do you agree or disagree, and why?
     I disagree because it's just a picture and that's their vote and choice and has nothing to do with you and your opinions.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Immigration/Industrialization Key Terms

Jamie Johnson

A. Progressive Era/Movement -a period during the 1890s to the 1920s where the people had a main goal of purifying the government since it was a time of social Activism and political reform.

B. Muckraker -someone who writes corrupt things about the goverment for popular magazines.

C. Social Gospel- a Protestant Christian movement during the early 20th century where they focused on social justice issues.

D. Social Darwinism- a belief that was used to tell social policies due to the quote, "survival of the fittest".

E. Americanization- when an immigrant comes to the United States and becomes like a born and raised American having the same values for example.

F. Nativist/Nativism- having more interest in permanent residents than immigrants.

G. Europe (Eastern & Southern)- include the countries Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Italy, Greece, Spain, and Portugal.

H. Political Machine- a group of people who have a powerful boss that they help to campaign and help him win the election.

I. Andrew Carnegie- an industrialist who expanded the steel industry in the 1900s.

J. Horizontal/Vertical Integrationa description for the control in business over management that promotes things like profits, growth, efficiency, and monopolies.

K. Urban- affected by the population and human landmarks in regards to the areas surrounding it.

L. Upton Sinclair- A candidate for California governor that was an author who wrote up to 100 books, one of them being The Jungle.

M. Meat Inspection Act- a law that helps ensure that meat is prepared a sanitary way by preventing mislabeled meat products from being sold as is.

N. Trust/Monopoly- Companies that are not allowed by law own the entire business; Owners that do not go by the law meet with other companies to eliminate some competition and form prices.

O. Graft- Corruption in the political field that can be defined as a bribe so the politician can gain authority.

P. Hull Houses (Settlement Houses)- Important improvement institutions that were around in the late 19th century and early 20th centuries. One example is Chicago's Hull House.

Q. Jane Addams- A woman who studied the development of human society, was a pioneer settlement worker, important figure and leader of women's right to vote, and established the Hull House in Chicago.

R. Cesar Chavez- A leader of social justice, an American farm worker, co-founded with Dolores Huerta to establish the National Farm Workers Association, or the United Farm Workers.

S. Immigration Act of 1965- eliminated the quotas that restricted immigration and focused on the families of immigrants. There are many restrictions on visas to 170,000 per year, per country. 

T. Immigration- An act of moving to a country that one was not born in.

U. Alexander Graham Bell- A Scientist, inventor, and engineer that thought of new ideas and created the telephone.

V. George Eastman- A businessman, man who thought of new ideas, and founded a company for taking photos, thus making photography a new trend.

W. Thomas Edison- An inventor of many devices that influenced other devices around the world. Some examples are: phonograph, motion picture camera, and the light bulb.

X. Henry Bessemer- Engineer, inventor, and businessman from England that made the process for making steel easier.

Y. Reform- To improve or amend something that does not fit the standards.