Study Guide for the Final Exam- 2009

Review Sheet РFinal Review Sheet 

Please study hard and you all will do wonderful. ūüôā

Questions to study-

A revolutionary soldier in 1776 would think that a person gets their natural rights from 

  1. Their King
  2. Their Government
  3. The President
  4. No one, they are born with them – Right Answer



March 25- Legislative and Executive Quiz

Please, please, please study for tomorrows quiz, government can be so tough and confusing because there are so many parts to it. Don’t underestimate the quiz. Here is the powerpoint that we used in class to review for the quiz.

(checks_balances )Click on it to download

Here is the review sheet I promised. It is small so make sure to use your notes as well, and study your diorama.

Review Sheet (review-legislative-and-executive ) Click on link to download

Strengths and Weaknesses of the AoC

Shays Rebellion


bloody_encounterA wave of farm foreclosures in western Massachusetts swept the young republic to its first episode in class struggle. Demonstrators and rioters protested high taxation, the governor’s high salary, high court costs and the assembly’s refusal to issue paper money for reasons to rebel against the new government.

Opposition had coalesced around Daniel Shays, a Revolutionary War veteran, who headed an ‚Äúarmy‚ÄĚ of 1,000 men.

portrait_daniel_shaysThe violence and unrest in Massachusetts loomed large in the minds of the delegates crafting a new United States constitution at Philadelphia in the spring and summer of 1787. Could they create a free government of the people powerful enough to keep the United States united?shays-rebellion-4

These days in history- 02/23/1945 and 02/21/1965



  • iwojima11During the bloody Battle for Iwo Jima, U.S. Marines from the 3rd Platoon, E Company, 2nd Battalion, 28th¬†Division take the crest of Mount Suribachi, the island’s highest peak and most strategic position, and raise the U.S. flag. Marine photographer Louis Lowery was with them and recorded the event. American soldiers fighting for control of Suribachi’s slopes cheered the raising of the flag, and several hours later more Marines headed up to the crest with a larger flag. Joe Rosenthal, a photographer with the Associated Press, met them along the way and recorded the raising of the second flag along with a Marine still photographer and a motion-picture cameraman.


  • In New York City, Malcolm X, an African American nationalist and religious leader, is assassinated by rival Black Muslims while addressing his Organization of Afro-American Unity at the Audubon Ballroom in Washington Heights.16

Powerpoint assignments

period 9- lebron-james-report1







Project: African American Biography

Click on link to get the word attachment african-american-biography


Biography Assignment

The story of someone’s life? A tale of accomplishment? A tale of woe? Or is it a boring list of facts that nobody cares about? A good biography brings the person to life . . .makes us care about what she or he did with time and opportunity. Who wants to read another boring biography? Who wants to write one? Certainly not you!


Choose only 1 assignment: Due Monday 02/23/2009

1.   Biography paperWrite a two page essay (Minimum) on the African American that you picked and was approved by your teacher.

a.   The paper must include:

  • Typewritten (12pt font, Times New Roman or Ariel. Double spaced)
  • ¬†An introduction, body paragraphs, and a conclusion.
  • ¬†Answers to all the questions asked written into the essay.
  • A bibliography page
  • At least one book source from the library. (Public or school)

2.   Biography paper and Posterwrite a one-page essay (minimum) on the African American that you picked and that was approved by your teacher.

a.   The paper must include:

  • Typewritten (12pt font, Times New Roman or Ariel. Double spaced)
  • An introduction, body paragraphs, and a conclusion.
  • A bibliography page
  • At least one book source from the library. (Public or school)

b.   The Poster must include:

  • A picture of the person
  • A theme or focus that¬†identifies¬†the persons influence on society

3.   PowerPoint Biography and Presentationcreate a slide show that presents the African American that you picked out, and that was approved by your teacher, to the class.

a.   The presentation must include:

  • Answers to all questions asked written into the slideshow.
  • A picture of your person
  • Have a theme or focus that identifies the persons influence on society
  • 15 slide (minimum) with a cover slide
  • Bibliography slide
  • At least one book source from the library. (Public or school)

Steps to writing a biography:

  1. Select a person you are interested in
  2. Find out the basic facts of the person’s life. Start with the encyclopedia or a search engine online.
  3. Think about what else you would like to know about the person, and what parts of their life you want to write most about.

You must answer the following questions:

  1. What makes this person special or interesting? Explain
  2. What kind of effect did he or she have on the world or other people?.   
  3. What are the adjectives you would most use to describe the person? Why?
  4. What examples from their life illustrate those qualities? Give one example?
  5. What events shaped or changed this person’s life? Give at least one event?
  6. Did he or she overcome obstacles? Take risks? Get lucky? Explain
  7. Would the world be better or worse if this person hadn’t lived? How and why?




Do additional research at your library and on the Internet to find information that helps you answer these questions and tell an interesting story.


Homework: February 9, 2009

Textbook page 198

Questions 1-2

Thursday/Friday: Watching edited version of “The Patriot” in class

The version that we are watching in the classroom is an edited version. It is edited to a PG-13 veiwing rather than its R rating. I used , it is a great website to edit movies that you would like your kids to watch but are inappropriate.

The Declaration of Independence



The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America

¬†When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. ‚ÄĒ That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, ‚ÄĒ That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.