This poem articulates what the American Dream of opportunity and a better life is about. It is inscribed on the Statue of Liberty awaiting immigrants at Ellis Island in the “New” era of immigration.
Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
THE APUSH/SUNY MIDTERM will be Tuesday, January 26th for the 40 M/C questions and Wednesday, January 27th for the ESSAY. Any conflicts must be communicated to me asap and will take place Eagle Mod on Monday, January 25th or Tuesday, January 26th.
*For each person, event, term, etc. you MUST understand the CONCEPT.
- What was the Columbian Exchange and details about the 1500’s in America?
- Explain details about the American Indians in different regions in the 1600’s
- Did they work as laborers? Diseases?
- Compare and contrast the similarities and differences in the Chesapeake Bay and Massachusetts colonial regions
- Discuss slavery, the middle passage and triangular trade
- What was the Great Awakening of 1730’s and 1740’s and what did it MEAN?
- George Whitefield and Jonathan Edwards
- Individualism and free thought, self-government
- Bacon’s Rebellion/Shays’ Rebellion/Whiskey Rebellion
- Details about the 13 Colonies
- Navigation Acts and Salutary Neglect
- French and Indian War causes, snake, effects
- (*) STEPS to REVOLUTION
- Enlightenment, Thomas Paine and Common Sense, Jefferson and the Declaration of Independence
- Articles of Confederation-WEAK. Why? Positives?
- Constitutional Convention of 1787
- Compromises; Federalism; Separation of Church/State; checks and balances w/ 3 branches
- Hamilton vs Jefferson (Elitism vs Agrarian) and the first political parties
- Washington’s traditions
- (*) SECTIONALISM North vs. South vs. West and key ideas, people, American System, etc. Roots of divisiveness?
- Reform movement of 1820’s-1840’s
- Abolition (Garrison, Stowe, Douglass, Tubman), rights of women (similar to abolition?), temperance
- Second Great Awakening- where, who, why?
- Transcendentalism, Utopias, etc.
- Age of Jackson in Democracy increase
- Age of Jackson with his enemies- Biddle and the Bank, Cherokees, South Carolina, Maysville Road and Clay, misuse of power, vetoes, Worcester vs. Georgia
- Manifest Destiny with Texas, Mexican War, etc.
- (*) STEPS to CIVIL WAR
- Missouri Compromise, Wilmot Proviso, Comp. of 1850, etc.
- Immigration of the 1800-1860’s
- Tariffs purpose and who was helped/hurt
- Lincoln Unconstitutional actions during the Civil War
- Civil War detail
- 3 Reconstruction Plans
- (*) RECONSTRUCTION ERA
- 13/14/15th Amendments
- Radical Republicans
- How did it end and WHY? Did the North stop caring as much? Why? Racism?
(*) NOTE-If you see the asterisk it means that you will need tremendous detail on these areas.
The US emerged as an industrial power, exceeding its rivals England, France, and Germany by 1900 with 4% growth a year because of SEVEN factors:
Abundant labor (workers) supply
Population increase w/ sophisticated transportation network
Plenty of capital (money) available
New technology and inventions
Friendly pro-business gov’t policy
Talented entrepreneurs who knew that the opportunity to get money for their work was in America
So my snow day prediction was correct. Enjoy! But before you do so-get out Chapter 17 and your 9 questions. Finish the questions and prepare for a quick quiz tomorrow on it. Then start going through the terms sheet, making certain you know all of them.
I made a three minute video below on the landmark Supreme Court case in 1896 of Plessy vs Ferguson. It talks about the decision to uphold separate but equal. This led to another 58 years (until Brown vs Board of Education in 1954) of legal Jim Crow laws of segregation.
A quiz from Amsco Chapter 17.
- What did Johnson do differently than Lincoln?
- What was a “Black Code?”
- What law did Andrew Johnson veto?
- What was the Congressional Response and WHY?
- Who led the Radical Republicans and why?
- What was the 14th Amendment?
- Answer multiple choice on Page 285-287 1-8 WITH a ONE sentence explanation of why you picked it—to be collected.
- READ and ANNOTATE ALL of Chapter 15. Expect a QUIZ on Monday, January 4th when we return.
The Gettysburg Address recited. It gives a clue as to Lincoln’s true objective of the war.
A really quick look at the causes and conclusions of the American Civil War