Seeing Vietnam on Television

Posted in 1960's, Culture on April 28, 2015 by mrkufs

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

APUSH in 11 Minutes

Posted in Uncategorized on April 27, 2015 by mrkufs

A brief review with some good visuals.

1968 Electoral Map

Posted in 1960's on April 27, 2015 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 27, 2015 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.

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 27, 2015 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 27, 2015 by mrkufs

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

1964 Election “Daisy Ad”

Posted in 1960's, Cold War on April 24, 2015 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.

John F. Kennedy Inaugural Address

Posted in Cold War, JFK, Speeches on April 23, 2015 by mrkufs

Move to the 1:38 mark and see the words that inspired so many Americans.

Elvis on the Ed Sullivan Show

Posted in 1950's, Culture, Music on April 23, 2015 by mrkufs

As we study Elvis and the culture and music of the 1950’s this is a must see. Notice nothing from below the waist-he hips moving was seen as obscene to many adults of the conformist era.

JFK Assassination in Slow Motion

Posted in 1960's, JFK on April 23, 2015 by mrkufs

A tragic day in American history when an American President is assassinated in front of our very own eyes.

John F. Kennedy’s “I am a Berliner” Speech

Posted in 1960's, Speeches on April 23, 2015 by mrkufs

JFK shows why our system is better than the Communist way in this memorable speech in West Berlin, Germany in 1963.

1960 Election Debate JFK and Nixon

Posted in 1960's, JFK on April 23, 2015 by mrkufs

This debate sees television play a role in a campaign for the first time.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream Speech”

Posted in Civil Rights, Speeches on April 22, 2015 by mrkufs

This amazing moment in the shadow of the Lincoln Memorial in August of 1963 was Dr. King at his best. The last 3 minutes are not to be missed.

Jackie Robinson Breaks the Color Barrier in 1947

Posted in Civil Rights, Sports on April 17, 2015 by mrkufs

Baseball was king following World War II. Forever, African-Americans were forced to play in their own segregated leagues. In 1947 the Brookyn Dodgers (Dem Bums) took a chance with their GM Branch Rickey picking Jackie to be the first. He faced some struggles but his resiliance paved the way for the Don Newcombe’s, Roy Campenella’s and Willie Mays’ to become the stars of the league. Baseball took the lead for the Civil Rights of the 1950’s and 1960’s events that followed.

Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka, KN 1954

Posted in 1950's, Civil Rights with tags on April 17, 2015 by mrkufs

The Warren Court decision said that “separate but equal” of Plessy v Ferguson was INHERENTLY NOT EQUAL. This landmark decision meant that integration replaced segregation across the land.

Nixon’s “Checkers” Speech

Posted in 1950's on April 16, 2015 by mrkufs

Richard Nixon saves his VP candidacy with this 1952 Speech.

Boy Meets World “I Was A Teenage Spy”

Posted in 1950's, Cold War on April 16, 2015 by mrkufs

This is a satirical spoof of the 1950’s episode.

Eisenhower Doctrine to the Middle East in 1957

Posted in 1950's, Cold War, Speeches on April 15, 2015 by mrkufs

The term Eisenhower Doctrine refers to a speech by President Dwight David Eisenhower on 5 January 1957, within a “Special Message to the Congress on the Situation in the Middle East”. Under the Eisenhower Doctrine, a country could request American economic assistance and/or aid from U.S. military forces if it was being threatened by armed aggression from another state.[1] Eisenhower singled out the Soviet threat in his doctrine by authorizing the commitment of U.S. forces “to secure and protect the territorial integrity and political independence of such nations, requesting such aid against overt armed aggression from any nation controlled by international communism.”


2015 Review Schedule for APUSH Exam on May 8th

Posted in Uncategorized on April 9, 2015 by mrkufs


2015 APUSH/SUNY MOD 12 Review Schedule:

(note-ALL students regardless if you are taking the APUSH exam on May 8th are responsible for collected review work.)

Date                              Work Due_(*collected/graded)________              MOD 12 lesson________

Monday, Apr 13:       *Period 2 MC/Short Answer over break        Colonial

Tuesday, Apr 14:      Period 3 page 100 Questions 1 and 2          Revolution and Articles of Conf

Thurs, Apr 16:          Period 3 page 120/121 MC 1-8                      Constitution and 1790’s

Friday, Apr 17:         None due (finish Periods 2-3)                        All Periods 2-3 review

Monday, Apr 20:       *Period 4 pg 147-149 SA 1,2, and 4              1800-1816 (War of 1812, Marbury, etc.)

Tuesday, Apr 21:      NONE (3rd quarter test in class)                     NONE

Thurs, Apr 23:          *Period 4 pg 204-206 #1-3 SA                       Jackson!

Friday, Apr 24           Period 4 pg 170 #2 and 188 #1-2 SA             Nationalism/Sectionalism (chap 8/9)

Monday, Apr 27        Period 4 chart on Chapter 11 Reformers        Review on Chapter 11 Reform

Monday, Apr 27        late review 3-4:00 for BOCES, others: Period 3-4

Tuesday, Apr 28        Period 5 264 MC 6-8; 306 MC 4-5                 1840-end of Reconstruction

Thurs, Apr 30            *page 723 SA #3-4                                         Go over short answer/talk test

Friday, May 1            Period 6 393-395 MC 1-8                               Finish Period 6 review/talk test                     

Monday, May 4         Go through Period 7 & bring questions          Period 7 review

Monday, May 4         late review 3-4:00 for BOCES, others: Period 5-7

Tuesday, May 5         NONE: Get ready for test, 18 questions        go over 18, BYOQ    

Thursday, May 7       NONE: Get ready for test                              BYOQ

Friday, May 8 at 7:50 AM-the APUSH exam

  • I fully expect ALL (non-BOCES) students taking the May 8th exam to attend at least two classes a week. I also expect that each of you will devote at least 3 hours a week working with AMSCO and doing what works for you to review.  This could be 30 minutes a day or 3 hours on Sunday or whatever.
  • Please keep up with my website for updates and work.
  • I encourage you to divide chapters and create work, outlines, etc. and teach each other on your own time.
  • I also except that in-class work will be kept up with as well. Expect a similar schedule for May 11-June 15 for the Regents as well.
  • Opportunity comes to those who put in the hard work and effort.


Mr. Kufs

(all times/assignments subject to change without notice)

How Did WW2 End?

Posted in Uncategorized on April 5, 2015 by mrkufs

3 brief minutes documenting how World War II ended.


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