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