Mexican War in 3 Minutes

Posted in Manifest Destiny, Uncategorized on November 30, 2016 by mrkufs

http://americanhistory.about.com/od/warsanddiplomacy/a/The-Mexican-War-And-Manifest-Destiny.htm

Westward Expansion Map

Posted in Last West on November 30, 2016 by mrkufs

Westward Expansion Map

This map shows the growth of the United States

Why Should You Remember the Alamo

Posted in Manifest Destiny on November 30, 2016 by mrkufs

America, the Story of Us on the Alamo

Posted in Manifest Destiny on November 30, 2016 by mrkufs

Reform Video in America 1830-1860

Posted in Reform, Uncategorized on November 28, 2016 by mrkufs

http://www.zaneeducation.com/Videos/History/American_History/Social_Reform_Movements/The_Reform_Tradition_in_America.php

http://www.zaneeducation.com/Videos/History/American_History/Social_Reform_Movements/The_Reform_Crusade_1830-1860.php

 

Snow Day Part II!

Posted in Uncategorized on November 22, 2016 by mrkufs

Well there is another snow day.  Basically this break is now Thanksgiving break and literally as long as Christmas break.  When we get back-we will review Jackson on Monday in fast and great detail.  My expectation is that you will know it. On Tuesday we will begin two days going through the work you did on Chapter 11 in detail.  Basically it is society, culture, and reform in the 1820-1860 era before the Civil War.

Your work is as follows:

Divide your notebook into SEVEN categories for the chapter.

  • Religion
  • Utopian Communities
  • Literature
  • Other reforms (alcohol, blind, deaf, prisons, etc)
  • Education
  • Women
  • Anti-Slavery

Other reforms will be the largest category.  Then place every person, group, movement, etc into the categories.  READ THE CHAPTER!  Here is flashcards if you need help http://www.proprofs.com/flashcards/story.php?title=ap-us-history-chapter-11-society-culture-reform

Once you have everything categorized then you need to KNOW them all.  That is obviously the hard part!  I will be checking the Jackson sheet and these notes for a grade on Monday.  I expect all 52 that have Remind have it done.  There will be a quiz on Wednesday or Thursday.

Contact me with any questions and enjoy your extended break!

-Mr. Kufs

Snow Day

Posted in Uncategorized on November 21, 2016 by mrkufs

Well, well, well, you got a snow day!  I spent the morning shoveling out our cars and then gave in and bought a snowblower!

Anyway-If you could give me a little of your time I would appreciate it.  We will be cramming two days into one tomorrow.

Here is what you need to write down/look over/know for tomorrow:

  • Indian Removal Act/Cherokee Removal Act/Worcester vs Georgia/Trail of Tears
  • Nullification Crisis
  • Bank Veto and Nicholas Biddle
  • Pet Banks and Species Circular
  • Democrats and Whigs chart
  • Elections of Van Buren in 1836 (and the Panic of 1837) and Harrison in 1840

I will either be calling on you vigorously or quizzing you on these items and the rest of Jackson tomorrow!  If by some chance there is another snow day tomorrow-be prepared for a major Chapter 11 assignment!!!

THANK YOU!  Enjoy your day and make it productive!

-Mr Kufs

Trail of Tears

Posted in Andrew Jackson on November 15, 2016 by mrkufs

Well done amateur documentary of the Trail of Tears and Cherokee Removal.

Andrew Jackson the Imperial President

Posted in Andrew Jackson on November 15, 2016 by mrkufs

This ten minute video looks at Jackson in more depth and is a critical portrayal.

Jackson Reinvents the Presidency

Posted in Andrew Jackson on November 15, 2016 by mrkufs

This article discusses if Andrew Jackson was in fact the first “modern” President.

King Andrew Jackson

Posted in Andrew Jackson on November 15, 2016 by mrkufs

King Andrew Jackson

This was a depiction of President Jackson used by political opponents who felt he went too far in his power.

Market Revolution Era With John Green

Posted in Early National Years on November 13, 2016 by mrkufs

Watch from :30 to 5:00 for a summary of the Nationalism/Economic Growth Era of 1816-1848 in America.

The Missouri Compromise (1820)

Posted in Early National Years on November 7, 2016 by mrkufs
Henry Clay, Chairman of the Select Committee o...

Henry Clay, Chairman of the Select Committee on the Various Propositions for the Admission of Missouri into the Union (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The United States in 1819. The Missouri Compro...

The United States in 1819. The Missouri Compromise prohibited slavery in the unorganized territory of the Great Plains (dark green) and permitted it in Missouri (yellow) and the Arkansas Territory (lower blue area). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Excellent 7 minute explanation of the Missouri Compromise and past DBQ essays and Free Response Essay questions from APUSH exams about the topic.

Remember, Henry Clay works the Compromise and Maine is admitted as a free state and Missouri as a slave state. All future territory in the west above the 36 30″ line of latitude will be free. It lasts 34 years but DOES NOT solve the problem for good.

The Monroe Doctrine (1823)

Posted in Early National Years on November 7, 2016 by mrkufs

A VERY brief explanation of 5th President James Monroe’s most important accomplishment-a statement that Europe was not to meddle with land in the Western Hemisphere.

Test Correction Policy for 1st Quarterly Exam-DUE: Tuesday, November 15

Posted in Test Things on November 3, 2016 by mrkufs

APUSH/SUNY 105-106

Multiple Choice Corrections 

APUSH/SUNY 105-106 students have the opportunity to earn an HALF POINTS back for multiple choice corrections that they get wrong on a test.  In order to gain credit the following steps MUST be met:

  1. Turn in corrections with the original sheet
  2. Missed questions must have the correct answer.
  3. Explain WHY you put the answer that you did and why you know that the new answer is correct. These explanations are meant to be prose, not poetry.  The explanation is meant to make you reflect on your thought process.
  4. Where you specifically found the correct answer-meaning the page in Amsco specifically.
  5. Turn in the corrections by the deadline set by Mr. Kufs

INCORRECT SAMPLE:

#6.  D I guessed wrong.  I found the answer in my book.

CORRECT SAMPLE:

#6.  New Answer:  D- I got #6 wrong because I thought that the Puritans came to the New World to get rich.  In reality, they came for religious freedom.  The answer was found on page 25 of Amsco. (or from the website link or whatever)

My Official Prediction on Record

Posted in Uncategorized on November 1, 2016 by mrkufs

Click the map to create your own at 270toWin.com

3 Minute Lesson on the Star Spangled Banner

Posted in Uncategorized on November 1, 2016 by mrkufs

Tentative Schedule Until Christmas

Posted in Test Things on November 1, 2016 by mrkufs

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Quick American System by Henry Clay Video

Posted in Uncategorized on November 1, 2016 by mrkufs

Mr. Price Sings About “Marbury v Madison” (1803)

Posted in Early National Years, federalism, Supreme Court on November 1, 2016 by mrkufs