Advice For APUSH Exam

Posted in Uncategorized on May 11, 2014 by mrkufs

Advice For APUSH Exam

3 brief videos on the multiple choice, DBQ, and Free Response Essays.

APUSH in 11 Minutes

Posted in Uncategorized on May 11, 2014 by mrkufs

A brief review with some good visuals.

AP Score Calculator

Posted in Test Things on May 9, 2014 by mrkufs

AP Score Calculator

This calculator allows you to plug in the numbers of how many multiple choice questions you can get right out of 80 followed by the DBQ and Essays out of 9 for each and see your AP US History score.  Remember, a score of 3 or higher is needed for credit.

1980 Miracle on Ice

Posted in Cold War on May 7, 2014 by mrkufs

How a bunch of college kids on a hockey team helped bring the United States out of the dreary 1970’s and into a new era.

The Reagan Humor

Posted in Reagan on May 7, 2014 by mrkufs

This brief news clip shows the humor of President Reagan. He gained a reputation as one of the most charming and funniest Presidents in American history.

“Mr. Gorbachev, Tear Down That Wall”

Posted in Cold War, Reagan, Speeches on May 7, 2014 by mrkufs

Two decades after JFK blasted the fact that communism needs to build the Berlin Wall to keep their people in, Ronald Reagan tells Mr. Gorbachev to tear down the wall. He articulates that communism has failed and that the West has won the Cold War. He wishes come true four years later.

Jimmy Carter in 3 Minutes

Posted in Uncategorized on May 5, 2014 by mrkufs

Brief Jimmy Carter Power Point about his life, biography, and key points.

Reagan Challenger Speech

Posted in Reagan, Speeches on May 5, 2014 by mrkufs

In place of the State of the Union, events of the Space Shuttle Challenger crashing had President Reagan deliver a different kind of speech. This shows his tender leadership and also he manages to justify why and how we explore space.

Seeing Vietnam on Television

Posted in 1960's, Culture on April 30, 2014 by mrkufs

Part of the trouble for LBJ was that Americans were seeing the horrors of the Vietnam War on their televisions every night.

“Ping Pong” Diplomacy

Posted in Cold War on April 30, 2014 by mrkufs

Richard Nixon helps relations between the US and China by sending the Ping Pong team to the communist country. This is demonstrated in a 10 second, fictional clip, by Forrest Gump.

Watergate Documentary

Posted in Cold War on April 30, 2014 by mrkufs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFID6Qkwh88

Watergate in 45 minutes.

Detente- An Easing of Cold War Tensions in the 1970’s

Posted in Cold War on April 30, 2014 by mrkufs

Détente is a French word meaning relaxing or easing. Détente is applied in a situation of increasing tension between nations. It is a way to find peace through Diplomacy without fighting. Détente was used during the Cold War in 1970′s and did reduce tensions between the U.S. and the Soviet Union.

At that time, the major world super powers of the USA, USSR and China, feared a Nuclear holocaust if the Cold War continued. Détente greatly calmed the tensions of the USA and USSR and encouraged more peace worldwide. Around 1989-1990 the Cold War ended, with Détente being finally successful.

Nixon’s “I Am Not a Crook”

Posted in Speeches on April 30, 2014 by mrkufs

Richard Nixon’s downfall of lying to the American people about his knowledge about the Watergate break in.

1968 Electoral Map

Posted in 1960's on April 28, 2014 by mrkufs

1968 Electoral Map

Map showing Nixon’s win against Humphrey and Wallace

Tet Offensive of 1968-Knowing the US Would Never Win

Posted in 1960's, Cold War with tags on April 28, 2014 by mrkufs

The Tet Offensive was a military campaign during the Vietnam War that was launched on January 30, 1968 by forces of the Viet Cong and North Vietnam against South Vietnam, the United States, and their allies. It was a campaign of surprise attacks that were launched against military and civilian command and control centers throughout South Vietnam, during a period when no attacks were supposed to take place.<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tet_Offensive#cite_note-

The operations are referred to as the Tet Offensive because there was a prior agreement to “cease fire” during the Tet Lunar New Year celebrations. Both North and South Vietnam announced on national radio broadcasts that there would be a two-day cease-fire during the holiday. Nonetheless, the Communists launched an attack that began during the early morning hours of 30 January 1968, the first day of Tet.

Hippies of the 1960’s

Posted in 1960's, Culture on April 28, 2014 by mrkufs

A brief documentary about the hippies of the 1960’s.

“Hey, Hey, LBJ, How Many Kids Did You Kill Today?”

Posted in 1960's, Culture on April 28, 2014 by mrkufs

This song is a driving force of the factors that kept Lyndon Johnson from running for re-election in 1968.

APUSH Multiple Choice Review

Posted in APUSH Review on April 28, 2014 by mrkufs

http://www.historyteacher.net/USQuizMainPage.htm

This is a site filled with practice multiple choice questions and answers as well. 

1964 Election “Daisy Ad”

Posted in 1960's, Cold War on April 28, 2014 by mrkufs

Lyndon B. Johnson helped lock up the 1964 Presidential Election over Barry Goldwater with the running of this iconic ad painting Goldwater as a war monger.

US History Review in 10 Minutes

Posted in Uncategorized on April 28, 2014 by mrkufs

This is a review for American History in pictures and music.

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