Tuesday, June 2, 2009

GA 18 & 19

GA Standard 18 & 19 Review
SSUSH18 The student will describe Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal as a response to the depression and compare the ways governmental programs aided those in need.
SSUSH19 The student will identify the origins, major developments, and the domestic impact of World War II, especially the growth of the federal government.

Fill in the blank using the word pool.
President Franklin Roosevelt offered a “New Deal” to help Americans escape the Great Depression. He succeeded in having many pieces of legislation passed in his first 100 days in office. In 1933, Congress created the Tennessee Valley Authority as a way to employ Americans while accomplishing necessary environmental changes such as flood control. During this time, workers gained additional protections such as collective bargaining. The National Labor Relations (or Wagner) Act of 1935 protected the rights of most workers in the private sector to organize labor unions, engage in collective bargaining, and to take part in strikes and other activities in support of their demands. One very important law was the Social Security Act, which established a system of old-age benefits for workers, benefits for victims of industrial accidents, and others who might have difficulty taking care of themselves.
Eleanor Roosevelt was the wife of Franklin Roosevelt, and was an example of an independent, intelligent woman. President Roosevelt’s plan to reorganize the judiciary was called the “court packing bill”, and allowed Roosevelt to appoint many Supreme Court Justices who were sympathetic to his goals.

Choose the correct leader.
1. Emperor of Japan during WWII. _
2. Led the U.S. during the second half of the Great Depression and WWII. _
3. Head of the Nazis and Germany’s Third Reich. _
4. Prime Minister of Great Britain during WWII. _
5. Dictator of the Soviet Union at the beginning of WWII. _
6. Italy’s WWII Fascist leader. _
A. Franklin Roosevelt B. Adolf Hitler C. Winston Churchill D. Hirohito (Showa) E. Joseph Stalin F. Benito Mussolini

List the battles in correct order and choose their significance. See #1 for example.
1. Attack on Pearl Harbor, C.
2. Battle of the Atlantic, A.
3. Battle of Stalingrad, G.
4. Battle of Midway, B.
5. Battle of Leyte Gulf, E.
6. D-Day, F.
7. Bombing of Nagasaki, D.
A. The continual struggle during WWII for U.S. ships to cross the Atlantic Ocean without destruction from Axis submarines.
B. The ocean battle fought entirely in the air which resulted in the sinking of 4 Japanese carriers.
C. The Japanese attack which brought the U.S. into WWII.
D. The second nuclear strike on Japan which ended WWII.
E. The largest naval battle in history.
F. First day of the Allied invasion of Western Europe.
G. Huge battle in the Soviet Union which ended the expansion in European territory by Germany.


totalitarian: a government that has total control over the nation and citizen lives.
facism: a political philosophy that emphasizes the importance of the nation or an ethnic group, and the supreme authority of the leader over the individual.
Nazism: an extreme form of facism used in Germany.
Axis Powers: during WWII, Italy, Germany, and Japan.
appeasement: giving in to competitor’s demands to preserve the peace.
blitzkrieg: Germany’s “lightning war” method of rapid air and land attack used during WWII.
Allies: in WWII, Great Britain, the U.S., Soviet Union, and other allied nations.
Manchurian Incident: Japan’s seizure of Manchuria in 1932.
cash and carry: U.S. policy that allowed sales of nonmilitary goods to countries engaged in war as long as the nations paid cash and transported the goods themselves.
American First Committee: tried to stop U.S. aid to Great Britain before WWII.
Lend-Lease Act: allowed the president to loan arms to friendly countries.
Selective Training and Service Act: forced male Americans between 21 and 36 to register for military service.
GI: “Government Issue”; slang for a U.S. serviceman.
Office of War Mobilization: agency created to lead other agencies in the war effort.
Liberty ships: large, sturdy merchant ships built during WWII.
victory garden: a home garden to supplement food supplies during WWII.
carpet bombing: dropping large numbers of bombs over a wide area.
concentration camps: places where political prisoners are held.
genocide: deliberate destruction of an entire ethnic or cultural group.
death camps: facilities built to allow executions of large groups of people.

1. The invasion of what European country by the Soviet Union and Germany began WWII?

Bonus: What was the name of the U.S. project which created the first atomic weapons?
The Manhattan Project


GA Standard 25: Ronald Reagan Begin p. 1096
1. When did Reagan win the presidency?

2-4. Briefly describe Regan’s early political career.

5. Explain the American Liberty League.

6. What was the “Great Society”?

7. Who were “Reagan Democrats”?

8. What was the main issue of those in the New Right?

9-11. The three policies Reagan promised to address if elected were:

12. How did Reagan handle the Air Traffic Controllers’ Strike?

13. What would happen under New Federalism?

14. SDI was more commonly known as?

15. What happened in Grenada?

Alternate End-of-year Project

U.S. History Shirley Alternate End-of-Year Project

Task: create a storyboard, book, or PowerPoint with illustrations for GA Social Studies Standards 10-25. All of these standards can be found online.

Due 19 May.

For each standard, show *at least* one illustration. This can be a picture or painting you have found, or a drawing. If creating a poster, book, or storyboard, label each illustration with a number or letter. On a separate sheet of paper, identify in your own words what each illustration depicts, and give a one or two-sentence explanation of why it is appropriate for each standard.


“Illustration C shows African-American students entering (name of school) in Mongomery, Alabama, for the first time after integration was ordered. This was a result of the Brown v Board of Education decision, which is covered in GA Standard 22.”

Your sources must be listed on another sheet of paper or at the end of your document. Each must be labeled with a number or letter showing which illustration it is linked with. For each source, you need:

C: Author (Last and first name). Name of publication (book, magazine, website). Date of publication. Location (physical location of publisher, if a book. URL of website, if a web address).

Friday, May 1, 2009

WWI Georgia

WWI and Georgia


1. Georgia had more ___________________ than any other state.

2. President Wilson’s speech in August established the U.S.’s stance of _______________ in the war.

3. What did Hoke Smith say in 1915?

4. Royal Navy ships prevented Georgia merchant ships from reaching markets in

_________________ and ____________________.

5. WWI contributed to the “____________________________” of African-Americans from rural to urban areas.

6.-8. Give a brief description of the entrance of the U.S. into WWI. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
9-10. Describe the Otranto disaster.

Bonus: describe Georgia’s WWI experience with influenza.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Ga Standard 22 Review

GA Standard 22 Review Begin p. 930

a. _________________ ordered the integration of the the U.S. military and the federal government.
b. ______________ ____________________ was the first African-American professional baseball player. His first season was in __________.
c. The case which forced integration on the states was ________ v. _________ of _____________ in 1951 and efforts to resist the decision were made by states beginning with _____________.
d. Two of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s important works were _______ from _________ _______ and his __ ______ __ ________ speech.
e. President Johnson helped pass the _______ ________ Act of 1964. After television footage in Selma, Alabama of African-Americans being abused while attempting to _______, the _________ _______ Act of 1965 was passed. The 24th Amendment outlawed the _________ tax.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Philanthropic You

Philanthropic You Quiz Grade due by 24 March
GA Standard 18 Shirley

Begin: review the assistance agencies listed on “The New Deal”, then on another sheet of paper,

Create a new Federal assistance agency to operate during the Great Depression. List

1. Who the new agency will help;
2. How the agency will deliver this help;
3. What people must do to qualify;
4. Give Constitutional justification for the creation of this agency;
5. Name the agency.

Cooperative Work

If you would like to work cooperatively, one student must answer 1-5. The other student will either create a song describing the agency and telling Americans where to apply for assistance, or create drawings showing illustrations of 1, 2, 3 & 5.

Ga Standard 15 Quiz

GA Standard 15 Quiz and Study Guide

SSUSH15 The student will analyze the origins and impact of U.S. involvement in World War I.
a. The United States was a __________ nation at the beginning of World War I, which began with the assassination of Archduke _____________ in ___________. The main reason the U.S. became involved was unrestricted ____________ warfare by the _________. This first became a major issue with the sinking of the ______________, with her loss of 128 Americans.
b. Some of the changes in the U.S. because of World War I included the __________ ___________ Act, which passed in May of __________ and authorized a draft. The ________ Industries __________ oversaw war-related production, and the Lever _________ and __________ Control Act gave the president the power to control food and fuel for the war effort. The __________ Act of 1917 made interference with the draft illegal, and the _________ Act of 1918 made criticizing the U.S. way of life against the law. Socialist _________ __________ was given a 10-yr jail sentence for criticizing the government and urging Americans to “resist militarism”.
c. President Woodrow ___________’s plan for world peace was called the __________ Points. He wanted an end to __________ treaties, and planned a group called the __________ of ____________, which he hoped would help ensure world peace.
d. The ___________ Amendment, established ___________ and the _________ Amendment, established ___________ suffrage in ___________.

GA Standard 16 Quiz

US History Study Guide and Quiz
SSUSH16 The student will identify key developments in the aftermath of WW I.
a. The _____________ _____________, led by Vladimir Lenin in __________ was one event that helped lead to the “__________ ___________”. Attorney General _________ was discredited after a communist plot on the U.S. failed to happen. One of the ways the U.S. attempted to protect itself from communism was ___________ on immigrants.
b. __________ ____________ developed the Model T, and his factory methods greatly advanced _____________ ______________ in factories.
c. ____________ with sound were first shown in the 1920s.
d. Louis Armstrong was a __________ player who helped make _______ music popular.

Russian Revolution Red Scare 1917 trumpet mass production jazz restrictions
Henry Ford Palmer movies

Bonus: What president, after a series of scandals including ____________ Dome, died suddenly as he returned from a trip to Alaska?

Monday, February 9, 2009

Imperialism and America/ The Spanish-American War

Write your answers on an attached sheet of paper.

America Claims an Empire

“Imperialism and America” page 584

1. Define the word “Imperialism”
2. Which European nations practiced imperialism in the continent of Africa?
3. What nation was imperialistic in Asia at the same time?
4. What three factors were responsible for American imperialism?
5. Who wrote The Influence of Sea Power Upon History?
6. What did he argue for in his book?
7. In 1890, where did the U.S. navy rank in the world’s navies?
8. Who was Lilioukalani and what did she do in 1891 to worry American businessmen?
9. Who was John L Stevens?
10. Who was Sanford B. Dole?
11. When did Hawaii become a territory of the United States? Who was the president?

“The Spanish-American-Cuban War” page 589

1. Who was the leader of the 1895 Cuban revolt against Spain?
2. Who did the American newspapers call “The Butcher” Why?
3. Who were the two newspaper tycoons who use the Cuban revolt to sell papers?
4. Define “Yellow Journalism”
5. What happened on February 15, 1898 that moved the United States toward war with Spain?
6. When did the United States declare war on Spain?
7. Who was the American president when war against Spain was declared?
8. Who was George Dewey? What did he accomplish on May 1, 1898?
9. Who were the “Rough Riders”? Who were their commanders?
10. Name the two African-American units that participated in the Spanish-American War.
11. What battle made Theodore Roosevelt a hero?
12. What treaty ended the Spanish-American War? List the three provisions of the treaty.
13. How many Americans died in the Spanish-American War?
14. What happened on February 6, 1899?

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

GA Standard 13, Worksheet 1

US History
GA Standard 13 begin pg 518 in America: Pathways to the Present

Write your answers on an attached sheet of paper

1. Who was Jay Gould, and why was he important?

2. What did the term “Gilded Age” suggest about U.S. politics of the time?

3. What is a laissez-faire strategy?

4. Who pays a subsidy?

5. How did Credit Mobilier hurt future President U.S. Grant?

6-7. Describe who Democrats and Republicans appealed to during this time.

8. What was “waving the bloody shirt”?

9. What is the civil service?

10. What did Charles Guiteau do?

11. What did the Pendleton Civil Service Act do?

12. What was the purpose of railroad rebates?

13. What was ruled in Munn vs. Illinois?

14. What did Jacob S. Coxley do in 1894?

15-19. Briefly describe Peter Mossini’s life.

20. What was the purpose of the quarantine?

21. Why were restrictive covenants unfair?

22. What did Japan and the U.S. decide with the Gentleman’s Agreement?

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Standard 11 & 12 study guide

US History
Standard 11 & 12 study guide

SSUSH11 The student will describe the growth of big business and technological
innovations after Reconstruction.
a. _____________ allowed the rapid transit of goods all across the United States. One industry that especially depended on _____________ was the ____________ industry, which needed large amounts of raw material such as coal and iron. Large businesses rapidly expanded, and some industrialists became known as “_________ ________” as the perception grew that they made money from exploiting the U.S. population.
b. ____________ allowed the rapid settlement of the __________, with its Great Plains. The cross-U.S. (“_______________”) railroad was built by the ___________ ___________ and Union Pacific railroads. The _____________ Pacific company mostly used ______________ laborers. These laborers were poorly paid and many died as the railroad was built through the ______________.
c. ______________ ___ _____________ developed the huge Standard Oil Company. He used the _________ to circumvent anti-monopoly laws.
d. _________ Edison invented the electric light bulb, ________ ___________,
and the phonograph.
SSUSH12 The student will analyze important consequences of American industrial growth.
a. Ellis Island was an entry point for _____________ coming to the United States. Many of them settled in __________.
b. ___________ ___________ was the leader of the American Federation of Labor, a _________ ___________ which attempted to gain better wages and conditions for its workers through collective bargaining, ____________ and ___________ against employers (479).
c. The Plains Indians depended heavily upon the herds of ____________ for food, shelter, and clothing. __________ __________ led the only war won by the Native Americans against the United States. The death of __________ _________ was immediately followed by the ____________ at Wounded Knee, during which more than ________ Sioux were killed (495).
d. The 1894 __________ strike was led by the American Railway Union, which felt that __________ ___________ had too much control over the lives of his workers (482-483).

Railroads ... steel ... Pullman ... robber barons ... motion pictures trust ... railroads ... transcontinental ... Central Pacific ... craft union ... mountains ... Massacre ... Central ... Sitting Bull ... John D. Rockefeller ... Thomas ... boycotts ... immigrants ... strikes ... cities ... Samuel Gompers ... George Pullman ... Red Cloud ... buffalo ... railroads ... West ... Chinese ... 200

Standard 11 & 12 Quiz

US History
Standard 11 & 12 Quiz/Study Guide

Samuel Morse is associated with the ____________. ____________ allowed quick and economical transportation across the United States, and allowed coal and iron to be efficiently moved for the __________ industry. ___ (#) continental time zones were standardized because of the need for railroads to have consistent schedules. _________ and _________-___________ were two groups used for labor by the Union Pacific railroad. The ___________ Pacific primarily used ___________ laborers. Of the three groups, the ___________ suffered the worst treatment.
_____________ __ _____________ was the owner of Standard Oil, and was an example of the “___________ ___________s” who were accused of making money through exploitation and unscrupulous practices. The ___________ ___________ Act was create because of attempts to get around the anti-monopoly laws. The electric light bulb, movie projector, and phonograph are all examples of inventions of ___________ ___________, American’s greatest inventor.
The American Federation of Labor (479) was a _______ ________ that used collective bargaining to improve wages and conditions for its members. _________ __________ was the leader during the only war won by Native Americans against the United States. Native Americans (491) in the Great Plains depended on the herds of _____________ for their food, shelter, and clothing. The introduction of __________ by the Spanish enabled a nomadic lifestyle for some tribes. An apparent misunderstanding while Sitting Bull’s followers were surrendering to cavalry (495) led to the ____________ at _____________ ____________. This was the last major episode of violence in the Indian wars.

Monday, January 26, 2009

GA US History Standard 11 Worksheet

Standard 11
Pgs 452-472 of America: Pathways to the Present

Answer on paper and attach to worksheet.

1. On what important device did Samuel Morse work?

2. How long would mail in 1860 take to move from the East Coast to the West?

3. What is a patent?

4. What did Edwin Drake do in 1858?

5. What gave Thomas Edison funds to leave his job and work as an inventor?

6. What did Edison do in 1882?

7. In what year was a telephone installed in the White House?

8. How did the United States government support the building of the transcontinental railroad?

9. How did the railroads change how Americans used clocks and time?

10-14. Name at least four ways railroads changed U.S. business and industry.

15. What did the Bessemer process do?

16. When was the Brooklyn Bridge opened?

17. What did the term “robber baron” imply?

18. What company did John D. Rockefeller form in 1870?

19. How were U.S. businesses in the late 1800s different from early U.S. businesses? Name at least four ways.

20. What is a monopoly?

21-25. In what ways did Standard Oil attempt to dominate the market and circumvent anti-monopoly laws?

Monday, January 12, 2009

GA US History Standard 10 Study Guide

US History Standard 10 study guide.

Lincoln’s Reconstruction Plan was known as the _____ _________ Plan, since it allowed Southern states to hold state conventions to create new state constitutions after only 10% of voters in that state had sworn allegiance to the Union.
Actor John _______ Booth shot Abraham Lincoln in Ford’s Theater with a derringer. After jumping onto the stage- injuring his leg in the process- he turned to the crowd and yelled “________ __________ _____________” (“thus always to __________”)! Booth was tracked down with an accomplice and surrounded as he and David Herold hid in a ___________. When he refused to come out, the building was set on fire. Booth was shot by Sergeant Boston ________.
After Lincoln’s death, ___________ __________, a former tailor from North Carolina, became president. His plan was known as ___________ _____________, and was even more generous to the South than Lincoln’s plan had been. He would often conflict with __________ ____________, who believed the Civil War had been fought over the morality of slavery.
The newly freed slaves, known as ________, usually had no land. General _________ _________ did give 40-acre plots to freedmen in South Carolina in 1865, but this land was later returned by President Johnson.
The __________ ___________ was created in 1865 to help newly freed slaves adjust. It was the first major federal relief agency, and in four years, it gave clothing, medical supplies, and millions of meals to both black and white war refugees. It also provided schooling to over 250,000 black students. _________, vagrancy laws, labor contracts, and land restrictions were all examples of ______ ________ (laws designed to restrict the freedoms of black Americans). Congress reacted by passing the _______ ________ Act that outlawed black codes. President Johnson _______ the ______ ______ Act, but Congress overrode the veto and later passed the ______ ______________ in an attempt to keep the Civil Rights Act from being overruled by the courts. In 1866, whites in Tennessee, Louisiana, and New York ________, killing hundreds of African Americans. President Johnson gave speeches against the 14th Amendment during the 1866 elections. In response, many Radical Republicans were voted into office. These radicals passed the ___________ Act of 1867, which divided the South into five districts under military rule, temporarily barred those who had supported the Confederacy from voting, and required states to ratify the 14th Amendment.
In an attempt to limit the power of the president, congress passed the _______ __ ________ Act in 1867. When Johnson fired Secretary of War ________ __________, this act was used to attempt to _________ the president. Johnson escaped removal from office by one vote. In 1868, former general _________ ___ __________ was elected president. The 15th Amendment gave Americans of any “race, color or previous condition of servitude” the right to _______.
word bank
Wilkes ... tyrants ... Presidential Reconstruction ... Sic semper tyrannis ... barn ... black codes ... vote ... William Sherman ... Corbett ... Ten Percent ... Curfews ... Andrew Johnson ... rioted ... freedmen ... Civil Rights ... vetoed ... 14th Amendment ... Reconstruction ... Tenure of Office ... Edwin Stanton ... impeach ... Civil Rights ... Radical Republicans ... Ulysses S. Grant ... Freedmen’s Bureau