Monday, June 3, 2013

Who proposed the Civil Right Act of 1964, and why was it proposed?
President John F. Kennedy proposed the act due to the brutal

Which groups were affected by the Civil Rigghts Act of 1964?
Disabled people, women,

What did the Civil Rights Act do for the United States?
It ended segregation in public places.

Friday, May 31, 2013

American Teenager

1. How did the lives of teenagers change after TGD and WWII?
      They had money in their pocket and the American buisness such as music and movies industries took advantage.

2. What is "White Flight?" Was it good for society ?
Isolate themselves from other race and classes. It was not good for society.

3. Why did Mexican immigrate to the U.S. before the 1950's?

American Dream

1. What were some causes for the baby boom?
Husbands and wifes got together after war, large families were desirable, decreasing marrige age, advance in medicine and economic prosperity.

2. What did American have to do in order to support all the new babies being born?
New toys, more schools= more teachers also the need for child care.

3. How did roles of women change in the 1950's?
Hd work, and started to attend college.

4. What changes allowed the American car explosion to occur?
Gasoline was cheap and it was easy to get cars because easy credit scores, and advertising. The built of new freeway systems.

Pop Culture

1. What media exploded in the 50's and how did business?
Television industry exploded and business reacted to the explotion by advertising, TV dinner, and TV Guide was introduced.

2. Why did critics not like television?
Because of sterotypical portrayal of women and minorities, effects on the children, male characters outnumber women characters, and did not say the truth of American

3. What's so ironic about rock and roll music in the 1950's?
Elvis Presley developed his music style by singing in the church and listening to gospel but people thought that it was the devil's music also they thought that teenage girls are going to get pregnant and all teenagers are going to rebel.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Baby BOOM!

1. What were some causes of the baby boom?
Many men that came from WWII reuniting wwith their missed wives.

2. What did Americans have to do in order to support all the new babies being born?
They had to make more schools, toys, daycares, and similacks.

3.How did roles of women changed in the 1950's?
Women started working outside of the home and started going to college.

4. What changes allowed the American car explosion to occur?
When people moved to the subarbs there jobs and doctors offices weren't walking distance so they needed cars to get there and back. Also, they built the new freeway systems.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Post WWII America

1. Why were Americans afraid of the Soviet Union?
        Soviet Union started Communism, and the U.S. is the opposite of communism.

2. What did the Soviet Union want in Europe?
        They want Communism and want the government to control everything.
                                            (the chat below shows more info for questions 2 &3)
3. What did the Americans want in Europe?

        They want free elections; Democracy. Also want a new world order in which all nations had the right of self-determination

Japense Internment and Justice

1. What does the word "internment" mean?
         Put people in concentration camp during war time.

2. Why were Japanese-American interned in Manzanar?
         Because of Pearl Harbor attack.

3. Why were Japanese internment policies wrong?
         They took away their freedom. Their citizenship was taken if they did not stay in the concentration camp. they had a stable life before camp and when out of camp they had nothing.

The End of WWII

1. Was Gen. MacArthur a successful general? Explain with evidence.
       Yes because he successfully led Allies troops to Batann, Leyte, Iowa Jima and got the Prime Minister Hideki Tojo to surrender Japan.

2. Explain how successful the G.I. Bill was to returning soldiers.
       College education and training for the veterans paid for by the Federal government. Loans guarantees to veterans buying homes or farms or starting new businesses.

3. Why were Mexicans in L.A. unfairly treated after the war?
       Because 11 sailors said that they were attacked by zoot-suits Mexicans Americans and that caused zoot-suits to be beaten senseless because of prejudice.

U.S. Get Ready for the Fight

1. Who was Philip Randolph, and why did he and the President Roosevelt meet?
          Philip Randolph was the President and founder of the Brother of Sleeping Car Porters and the nation's most respected African-American labor leader. He and President Roosevelt met because he lead a march for African-American to fight for their country.

2. Who were the WAACs, and why were they important to the war effort?
          Women's Auxiliary Army Corps. They perform duties that a female does better such as nurses, ambulance drivers,radio operators, electricians, and pilots (anything not involving direct combat).

3. How well did African-American do during WWII?
          They were segregated and were not allowed to join the army, but thanks to Randolph they have job opportunities.

WWII in the Pacifc

1. Who promised to"return" to liberate the Philippines?
          Gen. Douglas MacArthur

2. What reasons did the POTUS  use for using atomic bomb?
          To save thousands of Americans lives and to bring an end to the war.

3. In 1942, why were the Allies Under-strength to fight Japan?
         The unpredictable weather made the U.S. pilots handicapped,and ill- prepared to fight against Japan

4. Were American submarines effective in the Pacific?Explain.
           Yes the submarines were effective in the Pacific because it destroyed 63% of Japans merchants in WWII.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

1. How did the lives of teenagers change after TGD and WWII? Explain.

2. What is "white flight?" Was it good for society?
The white flight is when The white flight was good for the white people but bad for the minorities such as African Americcans, Latinos, and Native Americans.

3. Why did many Mexicans immigrate to the U.S. before the 1950's?
Agriculture jobs

Monday, April 29, 2013

WWII Across the Atlantic Ocean

1. Who was the Supreme Commander in Europe, and was he successful?
        Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower and yes he was successful because he won unconditional surrender from the Nazis
2. What was the significance of  "D-Day"?
        It was the first invasion from the Allies in Europe and they liberated France from the 4 years that Germany invaded.
3. Was Gen. Patton an effective leader?
       Yes because he took France from Germany.

4. Why was the Battle of the Bulge significant?
       It was significant because it was Hitlers last chance to win a victory.

Coping with the War

1. What was the OPA, and what was their jobs?
    Office of Price Administration fought inflation by freezing prices on most goods, raised income tax. it was effective in holding inflation below 30%; half of WWI.

2. What was the purpose of the OSRD?
    To bring scientists into the war and the purpose of them is to invent new technology to fight.
3. In what ways did Americans sacrifice during WWII?
    Meat, shoes, sugar, coffee, and gasoline

4. How similar or different were your sacrifice during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars?
     We are not sacrificing for the Iraq and Afghanistan war.


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

World War II Part 1

1. What treaty did Hitler hate? Why?

         The treaty of Versailles because the treaty blamed Germany for starting the war which caused anger and resentment.

2. Who became dictators during the 1930's, and for what country?
  • Joseph Stalin- Soviet Union
  • Adolf Hitler- Germany
  • Benito Mussolini- Italy
  • Francisco Franco- Spain
  • Hideki Tojo- Japanese
3. Explain similarities and differences among the dictators.
 Similarities                                                  Differences                                                                          
They are dictators                                       Benito Mussolini- Charismatic leader,Extreme Nationalist
                                                                  Joseph Stalin- Believed in revolution by worker, Communist                                                                    Adolf Hitler- Forceful leader, Extreme nationalist
4. What was U.S. thinking as several wars were breaking out?
         Did not want to get involved in war because they suffered too much after WWI.

US Inches Towards WWII

1. What was the Lend-Lease, and what countries did it benefit?
         Lend war supplies, and the countries that benefit from this is Soviet Union and Great Britain.
2. What did Roosevelt call German U-boats?

3. How would you describe Roosevelt opinion of war?
        He was trying to act neutral but he is lending war supplies to Soviet Union and Great Britain and he is aganist Germany and Japan.

World War 2 Vocabulary


  1. Allies- Great britain, soviet Union and the U.S.
  2. Axis- Germany, Italy, Japan
  3. Defense spending- Military money 
  4. Unemployment rate- Percent of unemployment
  5. Federal outlay- U.S. Federal government lay out money 
  6. Rattlesnakes of the Atlantic- German U-boat
  7.  German U-boat-Submarines
  8. Isolationist- Country that does not want to get into war/arguments
  9. Appease- Give country what they want
  10. Lend-Lease Act- Allow president to lend weapons to certain countries
  11. Office of Price Administration- Agency established by Congress to control inflation
  12. Inflation- Price for everything increased uncontrollably
    Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt- the president of the united states during World War II
  14. Press. Harry S. Truman- ?
  15. Phillip Randolph- a leaderof the african americans that helped get them equal rights
  16. Gen. Patton- ?
  17. Gen. MacArthur- Leading the war in Japan; for U.S.
  18. Gen. Eisenhower- Supreme Commander of the U.S. force
  19. Adolf Hitler- Dictator for Germany
  20. Benito Mussolini- Dictator for Italy
  21. Joseph Stalin- Dictator for Soviet Union
  22. Winston Churchill- a man
  23. Battle of the Bulge- Germany last attempt to win war in Europe
  24. D-Day- Invasion by the Allies; in Europe
  25. Auschwitz- Jews concentration camp
  26. Atomic bomb- Proped in Japan; first and last atomic bomb
  27. Intermet-In California put Japaneses people in camps during WWII 
  28. Income tax- Government takes money depending on income
  29. Wage and price control-
  30. War bonds-
  31. WAACs- Women's Auxiliary Army Corps; enables women to serve in noncombat position
  32. WWII Battles of the Pacific-
  33. Gl Bill of Rights- Servesmen's Readjustment Act; provides financial and educational benefits for WWII veterans
  34. Zoot-suit Riot- Racist fight in Los Angeles between white sailors and people of color

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

World War II Part 2

1. List all the countries the Nazi's invaded.
Austria, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Greece, Romania, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Norway, France, Denmark, The Netherlands (Holland), Belgium, and Soviet Union.
2. What did Winston Churchill say about the peace agreed upon in the Munich Agreement?
Winston Churchill did not agree with the Munich Agreement because France and Britain believed and only appeased Hitler's demands, which was dishonoring and let Hitler invade many places.

3. What was the blitzkrieg?
Its a  lightning war- fast tanks and more powerful aircraft to take the enemy by surprise and then quickly crush all opposition with overwhelming force.


"The Help" and the struggle for African-American Equality

   In the movie "The Help", African-American maid talked about their life and the life of their employer. The maids express their anger by
 "An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African-American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis."

Great Depression REF

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TND- How TND Affected People of Color

1. Why did Pedro Gonzalez become a Mexican-American hero?
He exposed and condemn discrimination against Mexican and Mexican-American in his radio program.

2. Why was Frances Perkins a hero for women?
First female to be appointed to a government position.

3. What was the "Black Cabinet", and who was the leader?
Appointed by FDR, First African-American advisers which administrate on racial issues. The leader was Mary Mcleod Bethune.

TGD- Programs of The New Deal

1. What was THE major difference between Hoover and Roosevelt?
       Roosevelt tried and succeed in changing the U.S. and hoover did nothing.

2.Which New Deal program was the most responsible for creating the most jobs and how did the program achieve this?
        WPA, gave jobs to mostly unskilled workers and 11 billion dollars was put in to this program.

3. What impact did the Social Security Act have on Americans?
         Gave substantial benefits for older people, unemployed and aid to families. also it is still enduring.

4. Why was Huey Long against TND?         thinks that people did not get enough benefits; inadequate.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

TGD - FDR & The New Deal

1. Who was FDR?
FDR was Franklin Delano Roosevelt. He had a "can-do" attitude, a friendly personality, and a high-level of confidence that attracted voters.

2. Who were FDR's carefully-picked advisers, and why were they important to the president?
FDR chose professors, lawyers, and journalist to be his advisers for the Brain Trust. They helped him strategize for new policies.

3. What was the New Deal?
 The New Deal was a program that alleviated problems for the Great Depression. It was named after a speech he had said.

4. What three goals  did the New Deal attempt to address?
The New Deal attempted to address three goals which were relif for the needy, economic recovery, and finacial reform.
5.What was the first action FDR took as president?
FDR closed all the banks and had inspectors come in to check on each bank. If you could pay your bills then you were allowed to reopen, and if not you remained closed until you could.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

President Hoover

    Herbert Hoover, a Republican president at the beginning of the Great Depression, was ineffective in his response because of his incapability to run the country successfully and his refusal to support direct relief or other forms of federal welfare. Things like that got the public angry especially farmers because of how low he made the price of there crops. Farmers burned their corn, wheat and dumped their milk on highways rather than sell it for a loss. Some farmers refused to work their fields. They even blocked roads to prevent food from getting to the market so that the food shortages would raise the prices. During that time the farmers had used force to prevent foreclosure.
    Other people like the ones in the Bonus Army marched up their and demanded for their money. The Bonus Army consisted of World War I veterans and their families. They were called communist and criminals, were attacked by gas bombs, and their tents were set on fire which made people furious having them dislike Hoover even more.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

1. Describe the Dust Bowl; What caused it?
The Dust Bowl picked up millions of tons of dust carrying it from the plains to the East coast cities. It was caused because they used up all the plains taking out the grass for over-farming of crops which then made the grasslands unsuitable for farming. So when the drought began, the Dust Bowl occured.

2. Describe how TGD affected: A. child
ren, B. families, C. women, D. men, E. people of color.
B. Since money was tight for families many families entertained themselves by staying at home and playing board games, such as Monopoly and listened to radio.
D. Men had diffculty finding working and searching for their families. Some men became hoboes.
E. African Americans and Latinos were the lowest paid and had the highest rate of unemployment. They dealt with increasing racial violence from unemployed whites competing for the same job. Latinos were targeted and demanded by whites to be deported, or expelled from the country.
3. Who were "hoboes", and how did they travel?
They were people who did not settle and wandered the country hitching rides on railroad boxcars and sleeping under bridges.
4. What was an enduring effect on people because of TGD?

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

New Technology in the 1920s

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1. Prohibition was banning of alcohol.

2. The group that were responsible for the ide of Prohibition was Socila Reformers (Church-affiliated, Anti-Saloon League).

3.Their reasons for prohibition were that alcohol led to crimes, wife and child abuse, accidents on the job, and other social problems.

4. People get illegal alcohol by underground.

5. My opinion is that i dont really care but its a bad idea because people are going to it regardless, just like people still smoke marijuana even though it's illegal.

Monday, March 4, 2013

People Places and Events

1. What are some of the belifs held by fundamentalists?
Fundamentalists believed the Bible was inspired by God, and that therefore its stories in all there details was true. There belifs made them reject the theory of evolution which was said by Charles Darwin due to there skepticalness about of scientific knowledge.
2. The Scopes Trial challenged what law?
The Scopes Trial challenged the law of teaching evolution and the role of science and religion in public schools and american society.

3. The "double standard" created two different behavior rules for who?
It createed two different behavior rules for men and women.

4. Why did Charles Lindbergh become famous? Louis Armstrong?
Charles Lindbergh was the first nonstop solo transantlantic flight and Louis Armstrong was famous for jazz.
5. What was the Harlem Renaissance?
The Harlem Renaissance in New York was a literary and artistic movement celebrating african american culture.

Thursday, February 14, 2013


 I got these wrong and wasn't careful when reading the following questions:

    19. Based on the map, you could infer that Ohio was ___ than Pennsylvania in the early 1900s.
                   B. Less progressive
      21. The last states to grant women full suffrage before 1920 were
                   B. Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Michigan

    I did better than what the computer said. Damn technology!! I got advanced now, but before I corrected it, I got proficient; which is very good but advanced is better.

Teddy Roosevelt

1. Describe T.R.'s life before he became president(where was he from, date he was born, something interesting about his life)
        Born on Oct 27, 1858- Jan 6, 1919 in New York City in a wealthy home. He held an office at the city, state, and federal level. Roosevelt was a hunter, naturalist, explorer, author, and soldier.

2. How did he became president?
         With the assassination of President McKinley.

3. What was T.R.'s "Bully Pulpit"?
       A public office or position of authority that provides its occupant with an opportunity to speak out on any issue and be listen. 

4. Summarize T.R.'s opinion on civil rights
      He thought that white and black should not be equal but to get hired, just for publicity he invited Booker T. Washington to the white house.
5. Explain if you would like T.R. if he were president today.
      I do not know because i thought he would like everybody equal but i guess not.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The U.S. After WWI

1. The feeling of many American after WWI was tired of work, debt, unemployment, arguing, economy,women, and minorities, rent to high, and change.
2. Some reaction by American to their post WWI feeling was fear of outsiders, believed in natives- against foreign, isolationism- policy to not get involved in world affairs. Fear of communism- one dictatorship and equal wealth and power.
3. Palmer raids accomplished political radicals change of government. Palmer did this because he is trying to combat communist, socialist, and anarchists.
4. The KKK fear of foreign people (Black,Jews, Roman Catholics)
1. The quota system was a law that established the maximum number of people who could enter the U.S. from foreign country.
2. The quota system was discriminatory to eastern and southern Europe except England.
3. Mexico was not affected by the quota system, did not applied to them.
4. Japan was affected by the quota system and made them angry over the insult because they have kept the Gentlemen's Agreement but were betrayed.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Treatment of Colored

African-Americans moved to segregated places in the south but by the 1900s many moved to the North where they had better paying jobs and social equality. Little did they know discrimination was also in the North. Sometimes it became violent in the workplace due to the competition. Violence erupted after a black man killed a policeman when he thought the police officer was mistreating his wife. Word of the killing spread and whites retaliated attacking blacks. But blacks weren't the only ones that faced discrimination.In the late 1800s Mexicans earned a living by working on the railroads where they worked in the Southwest.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Recreation in the U.S.

Around the early 19th century and late 18th Americans began to recreate to get away from industrial work and the congestion of the cities. The reasons today and then were similar because summertime (NOW) people use I as a time to go off on vacation to DisneyLand or Six Flags to get away from the stress of work. We do things now like bicycling not just for fun but to save the environment and excersise, like my ninja BLAS!

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Booker T. Washington

1. What was the name of the school that Booker T. Washington started?
Tuskegee Institute

2. Whom did Booker T. Washington recruit to head the agriculture department at Tuskegee Institute?
George Washington Carver

3. Booker T. Washington's autobiography is entitled:
Up From Slavery

4. What president did Booker T. Washington dine with?
Teddy Roosevelt

5. With whom did Booker T. Washington often come into conflict?
W.E.B. Du Bois

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Midterm Question and Answers

1. What were the reason(s) for the Three-Fifths Compromise?
One major issue that delegates faced was giving fair representation to both large and small states. Each state would have equal representation in the Senate. The size of the population of each state would determine the numbers in the House of Representatives. The great compromise set up one issue that led conflict to another. Southerners whose states had a large number of slaves included in the population count that determined the number of people in the House. The Northern states did not want this since they had very few slaves. Not counting slaves gave Northerners more representatives than the the Southerners. The delegates eventually agreed to the Three-Fifths Compromise, which called for three-fifths of a state's slaves to be counted as part of the population.
key terms: slaves, population, representation, Northern states, Southern states

2. What were the three major factors that contributed to the immense technological boom that took place in the United States after the Civil War? Explain how any ONE of these factors helped to bring about this technological boom.
The three major factors that contributed to the immense technological boom that took place in the United States after the Civil War were abundant natural resources, government support for businesses, and growth of the urban population. The growing urban population exponentially helped build up the technological boom since it caused people to make inventions such as the telephone. The telephone helped bring better communication by opening a worldwide communications network.

3. Explain and give an example of an immigration “push factor” and an ethnic group that experienced it. Additionally, explain and give an example of a “pull factor” that made the U.S. attractive to immigrants.
An immigration push factor involves immigrants to be driven away from their country and the pull factor is what draws them to a new place which is the location they actually decide to live in. The pull factor is what brought some Chinese immigrants like Fong to California which was to achieve what is to be known as the "American dream". The push factor was experienced by Jews and other Europeans like Italians and Austria-Hungary . Few were left out of there country to escape religious persecution. Some left due to the rise of population which resulted in scarcity for land jobs. Farmers competed with laborers for jobs. Influenced by the thought of the supposed many jobs the U.S. had to offer they sought out to independent lives in America.

4. Why, at the turn of the century, were white Southerners able to get away with discrimination against African-Americans, despite all the laws and amendments that were passed during Reconstruction? Give at least three reasons.
During the 1870's and 80's, the Supreme Court failed to overturn the poll tax or grandfather clause, even though the laws undetermined all federal protections for African Americans' civil rights. Also the racial segregation law, Jim Crow Law, separated the white and black people from public and private facilities. The Court held that the Civil Rights Act of 1875 was unconstitutional and ruled that the Fourteenth Amendment did not prohibit individuals and private organizations from discriminating on the basis of race. However, it was the Supreme Court's decision in Plessy v. Ferguson that led the way to racial segregation. The decision established the doctrine for blacks and whites as long as they provided equal services. it was the Supreme Courts decision in 1954 in Brown v. Board of Education that overturned the Court's decision in Plessy. It held that separate schools were unequal and its ruling helped dismantle racial segregation.

5. Choose one of the following reform movements: prohibition, suffrage, or government. Explain the goals of the movement; identify the people and groups involved in it; identify some of its successes.
After the Seneca Falls convention of 1848 , women split over the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments, Which granted equal rights including the right to vote to African American men, but excluded women. Susan B. Anthony was a leading proponent of woman suffrage, the right to vote. In 1869 Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton had founded the NWSA, which united with another group becoming the NAWSA. They achieved a victory in Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, and Idaho that had granted voting rights to women. Later however, Women's reform efforts paid off in improvements in the treatment of workers and And safer food and drug products.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

China and WWI

1. Which country's interest did the Open Door Policy in China favor?
The United States

2. What were the reasons behind the Boxer Rebellion?
The Chinese people were mad by the fact that foreigners were coming into their country taking over. They were mad and started the Boxer Rebellion which consisted of Boxers who wanted them out of their country.

3. List three causes of World War I?
Nationalism: a devotion to the interests and culture of one's nation
Imperialism: building empires
Militarism: the development of armed forces and their use as a tool to achieve goals
Formation of a System of Alliances: countries backing-up other countries, like a gang mentality; the Allies, consisted of France, Britain, and Russia; Central Powers consisted of German and Austria-Hungary

4. How did the U.S. deal with German U-boats?
The U.S. countered German U-boats attacks by having American ships sail in groups, guarded by military vessels.

5. What was the Selective Service Act used for?
The Selective Service Act was used to ensure the governments need for more fighting power.

6. What new weapons did WWI introduce?
The tank and airplane were the new weapons that were introduced in WWI.

7. How did the Espionage and Sedition Act affect Freedom of Speech and Labor Unions?
The Espionage and Sedition Act affected Freedom of Speech and Labor Unions because of the fact that a person could be fined up to $10,000 and sentenced to 20 years in jail for interfering with the war effort or for saying anything disloyal, profane, or abusive about the government or the war effort.

8. Why was there opposition to President Wilson's League of Nations?
There were oppositions to President Wilson's League o Nations because opponents to the League felt that the organization threatened the U.S. foreign policy of isolationism.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

American Imperialism after Spanish-American War

a. How did the U.S. change Cuba's Constitution?
The United States changed Cuba's Constitution by adding the Platt Amendment which stated:
•Cuba could not make treaties that might limit its independence or permit a foreign power to control any part of its territory
•the United States reserved the right to intervene in Cuba
•Cuba was not to go into debt
•the United States could buy or lease land on the island for naval stations and refueling stations

b. What did the Roosevelt Corollary build on?
The Roosevelt Corollary was built upon the Monroe Doctrine.

c. Pancho Villa was pursued by whom?
Pancho Villa was pursued by General Pershing.

d. How did the U.S. get the land for the Panama Canal?
After Panama declared its independence from Columbia, the United States was able to come fifteen days later and buy Panama.

e. What is meant by "speak softly and carry a big stick"?
"Speak softly and carry a big stick," meant that their negotiations were always backed by the threat of military force.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Spanish-American War

a. Why did Jose Marti destroy U.S. property?

b. Who did the de LOme letter criricize? What were the consequences? How did this private letter become public?
A Cuban rebel had stolen the letter from a Havana post office and gave it to the New York Journal, which was a scandalous newspaper company. In the letter de LOme critized the president calling him a weak and a bidder for admiration of the crowd. When everyone found out about his letter he appoligized and resigned.

c. Who was the "winner" of the Spanish-American War, and what were the winnings?
America beat the Spanish in the war and won Philippines, Guam in the Pacific, and Puerto Rico in the West Indies.

d. How was the Spanish-American War connected with American Imperialism?

e. How was the war started? Was it proper
 The letter started

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Education has Changed. A little or A Lot?

What examples of your years as a student today are different from a student's from the early 1900's? What's still the same?

Discrimination has lessened towards African Americans. We're still talked down upon but more of attend high school then in the 1900's. Nowadays most tend public high schools instead of private ones but back then it was flipped where as to African Americans went to private schools instead of public schools.

Back in the day,
When kids rarely played.
They had to go school,
But it was just too cruel!
One child hid in a warehouse basement,

Friday, January 11, 2013

Unit Exam Study Guide

Imigrants in the 1870's arrived via what mode of transportation?

What technology most allowed factories aloowed factories to locate away fro the river?

The #1 strategy that made Andrew Carnegie wealthy was to be cheaper than his competitors. True or False?

The main imiigration processing station in San Fransico was called...
Angel Island

Tammany Hall was a famous: immigration processing station, NYC political machine, or Chicago business?
NYC political machine

What law was enacted to decrese Chinese immigration to U.S.?
Chinese Exclusion Act

These people were used to break up labor strikes by working for less money.

What would best reduce monopolies and trusts? Consiliidation, competition, or corruption.

The main purpose of Americanization movement was to...
Assimilate immigrants into the dominate "American Culture"

New immigration move here because it was cheap and lots of jobs

The Sherman Antitrust Act was created to do what?
Outlaw trusts and monopolies that interferred with competition

Settlement houses helped new immigrants assimilate. who made these houses: reformers, politicians, workers

This industrialist made vertical and horizontal integration famous...
Andrew Carnegie

The smaller men in the room are..
United States Senators

Many rich people believed they worked hard, were smarter, and God selected them is called...
Social Darwinism

This new metal allowed the U.S. to make skycrapers and new forms of constructions?

An old apartment usually occupied by poor people was called a...

Upton Sinclair wrote his book on what industry...
Meatpacking industry, meat, slaughterhouse

The Trinagle Shirtwaist Factory was infamous for what?
A shameful fire that killed 146 women

Upton Sinclair's book The Jungle was resonsible for this law...
Meat Inspection Act

Patronage is: a bribe, not doing what you say, putting a friend into a job
Putting a friend into a job

The illegal use of political power for personal gain is: nativism, graft, social darwinism

Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) was organized by...
Radical unionists, socialists

The Gentlemen's Agreement did what?
decreased Japanese immigration and/or desegregated SF classrooms

The company Credit Mobiler was famous for what?
Steal/take money from railroads for shareholders

Which industry would most benefit by standardized time zones: telegraph, railroad, construction.
Railroads to help train travelers

The Sherman Antitrust Act was created to do what?
Outlaw trusts and monopolies that interfered with competition.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Coming to the United States

How much time was the trip from Europe and Asia, and how would YOU have liked it?
The trip across the Atlantic Ocean from Europe took approximately one week while crossing the Pacific Ocean to get to Asia took nearly 3 weeks. I would not have liked being an immigrant coming to Asian not just due to the lengthy trips but also how they were kept in the gloom crowded with many other immigrants with no way of exercise or fresh air being in the glooms they had to sleep close building sweat and having to sleep in louse-infested bunks while sharing toilets with one another. With those conditions many died and were not able to even make it to the United States. I could of been one of those people that died too..

What are the names of the main immigration processing stations in San Francisco & New York? Describe the immigrant’s experience at each.
There were two main immigration processing stations. One in San Francisco Bay called Angel Island, and the other that was at Castle Garden in New York, which was later moved to New Harbor named Ellis Island. At Ellis Island the whole ordeal might have taken 5 hours or more. They had to pass a physical exam making sure they had no disease. Those who passed would report to a government inspector checking whether they met the legal requirements: Never being convicted of a felony, showing they could work, and that they had some money which was at least $25  after 1909. At Angel Island the concept of the processing was alike. The immigrants had just endured harsher questioning and had to wait in filthy detention facilities while they waited for there acceptance.

How did Denis Kearney try to stop Asian people from entering California in 1882? Why did he do this, and how would you feel if you were Chinese?
Denis Kearney tried to stop Asian people from entering California by asking or the passage of the Chinese Exclusion Act since the Chinese were taking most jobs accepting low wages. If I happened to be Chinese I would be mad especially since I had came to California for a better life.

In 1907-08 the Gentlemen’s Agreement did two things. What were they?
The Gentleman's Agreement limited emigration of unskilled workers to the U. S. in exchange for the repeal of the San Fransisco segregation order.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

The Meat Inspection

Eating unheathly food produced by factories
Ate diesase infested food
There were requirements for meatpackers after the act.

Nauseating working
Sinclair wrote on the accounts of the meat factory conditions in The Jungle
President Roosevelt promised to fix conditions if proven true
Enviorment was unhealthy
Commission experts investigated the allegations made by Sinclair
The goverment had to pay for inspectors to insure there were healthy conditions due to the act
In office, Roosevelt  pushed the passage for The Meat Inspection Act when accounts were true
Outstandingly, the compromise won it's passage
Never the factories will the factories be disgusting again.

The Jungle
Essential Question 
Everyone including President Theodore Roosevelt was nauseated by Sinclair's accounts of the factories. He described the conditions in his book The Jungle which was a research novel made in 1904. The president had promised that if the accounts were true he would put in some action. Since the allegations he made were indeed true, the president responded by pushing for passage of the Meat Inspection Act that was eventually passed. Sinclair writing The Jungle made him a progressive since he wrote the book for change.