Achievements of Benjamin Franklin

Posted in Colonial on September 18, 2017 by mrkufs

Benjamin Franklin: Achievements & Contributions

Inventions/Improvements

Hand Swim Flippers (1720)
1st US Copperplate Press (’27)
Pennsylvanian Stove (1741)
US Political Cartoons (’47/’54)
Electric Storage Battery (1749)
Lightning Rod (1751)
Flexible Urinary Catheter (’52)
4-Paned Street Lamp (1756)
Phila. Streets Paved (1756)
24-Hr., 3-Wheeled Clock (’57)
Glass Armonica (1762)
Gulf Stream (1st named & described correctly, 1769)
Smokeless Coal Stove (1771)
Postal Odometer (1775)
Bifocals (1784)
Daylight Saving Time (1784)
Long Arm, Library Chair & Fanning Rocking Chair (’86)
Improved Copy Machine (’86)

Major Documents

Albany Plan of Union (1754)
Articles of Confederation (’75)
Decl. of Independence (1776)
PA’s 1st Constitution (1776)
Treaty of Paris (1781-1783)
US Constitution (1787)
Institutions Co-Founded
The Junto (1727)
Library Company (1731)
Union Fire Co. (1st in US, ’36)
Amer. Philosophical Soc. (’43)
PA Hospital (1st public hospital in US, 1751)
Academy of PA (now, University of PA, 1751)
Phila. Contributionship for the Insurance of Houses from Loss by Fire (oldest extant in US, ’52)
PA Militia (now, PA National Guard, 1764)
Phila. Soc. for Alleviating the Miseries of Public Prisons (’87)

Honors, Hon. Degrees

Copley Medal, Royal Society (London, 1753)
M.A.’s, Harvard & Yale (1753)
Fellow, Royal Society (London, 1756)
M.A., Wm & Mary (1756)
Ph.D, Univ. of St. Andrews (Scotland, 1759)
D.Civ.Law, Oxford (1762)
Member, Royal Academy of Sciences (Paris, 1772)
Member, Royal Academy of History (Madrid, 1784)
Member, Imperial Academy of Sciences & Arts (St. Petersburg, 1789)

Offices Held

Clerk, PA Assembly (1736-1751)
Deputy Postmaster-Gen’l of Philadelphia (1737-1753)
Member, Phila. City Council (1748-1751)
Member, PA Assembly (1751-1764)
Deputy Postmaster-General of (British) North America (1753-1756)
PA Delegate to Albany Congress (1754)
Co-Postmaster Gen’l of (Br.) North America (1756-1774)
Lobbyist for PA, GA, NJ. MA w/ British Gov’t (1757-1774)
Speaker, PA Assembly (1763)
Postmaster-General of the United Colonies (1775-1776)
PA Delegate: 2nd Continental Congress (1775-1776)
US Ambassador to France (1776-1785, official in 1778)
President of PA Executive Council (now, Governor of Pennsylvania, 1785-1788)
PA Delegate: Constitutional Convention (1787)
President of Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery, and the Relief of Free Negroes Unlawfully Held in Bondage (1788-1790)
Author: Andrew Connally, Historian
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Long Essay Intro Paragraph- DUE Monday, September 25th

Posted in Colonial on September 18, 2017 by mrkufs

Period 2 (UNIT 2): Long-Essay Question

ESSAY

Essay Instructions

Directions: Write a coherent, well-supported introduction paragraph with a valid thesis statement on the following question.

Although both were largely settled originally by people of English origin, Massachusetts Bay and the Chesapeake Region by 1700 had evolved into two distinct (unique and different) societies. Why did this difference in development occur?

“Sinners At The End of An Angry God”

Posted in Colonial on September 18, 2017 by mrkufs

Jonathan Edwards described in 2 minutes about his sermon and contribution to the Great Awakening in the 1740’s.

John Green on Colonies

Posted in Uncategorized on September 14, 2017 by mrkufs

Triangular Trade

Posted in Colonial, Uncategorized on September 13, 2017 by mrkufs

Triangle_trade

William Penn and the Quakers

Posted in Colonial on September 13, 2017 by mrkufs

Chester the Crab Quaker

The Thirteen Original Colonies

Posted in Colonial on September 13, 2017 by mrkufs

thirteen_colonies

Jamestown from the History Channel

Posted in Colonial on September 12, 2017 by mrkufs

This is a webpage with clips http://www.history.com/topics/jamestown about the FIRST, PERMANENT ENGLISH SETTLEMENT in the NEW WORLD in Jamestown, Virginia in 1607.

The Institution of Slavery in Colonial America and Why It Grew So Rapidly

Posted in Colonial on September 12, 2017 by mrkufs

Slave population grew RAPIDLY in colonial America, particularly in the South.  By 1750, half of Virginia’s population and 2/3 of South Carolina’s were slaves.  The rooting of the institution of slavery was of far greater importance than that of mercantilism.

The Three Factors of Why There Was An Increased Demand for Slavery:

1.  Reduced Migration-wages in England improved.

2.  Dependable Work Force- Large plantation owners were disturbed by the political demands of small farmers and indentured servants like Bacon’s Rebellion.

3.  Cheap Labor- As tobacco prices fell, rice and indigo became profitable.  To grow successfully they needed the cheapest of labor.

Slaves came to America via the Triangular Trade (see photo) via Africa.

Period 1/Chapter 1 Review (1491-1607)

Posted in Columbian on September 11, 2017 by mrkufs

September 11th, 2001 Essay

Posted in Test Things on September 8, 2017 by mrkufs

DUE MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11:

“Why was September 11th, 2001 an important date in United States History?”

Key Concept Period 1.1

Posted in Columbian, Period 1 on September 6, 2017 by mrkufs

Gilder Lehrman Study Guide Videos

Posted in Uncategorized on August 31, 2017 by mrkufs

Mr. Kufs' AP US History/SUNY Page

Period Materials

Each Period (1-9) has a very concise lecture about the important themes and terms.  You will periodically be assigned to watch these for homework, and then come to class prepared to discuss them.

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Gilder Lehrman Study Guide Videos

Posted in Period Review, Test Things on August 31, 2017 by mrkufs

Period Materials

Each Period (1-9) has a very concise lecture about the important themes and terms.  You will periodically be assigned to watch these for homework, and then come to class prepared to discuss them.

Key Concept Period 1.1

Posted in Uncategorized on August 29, 2017 by mrkufs

APUSH Period 1 Notes

Posted in Uncategorized on August 29, 2017 by mrkufs

Winner of the 2017 APUSH Rap Battle

Posted in Review on June 7, 2017 by mrkufs

Mr. Kufs’ students were given U.S. History review topics for each class and 30 minutes to write a rap. The first place winner was Samantha Whalen with her topics on the Great Society, Washington’s Farewell Address, and federalism.

Freestyle Rap Project Beat

Posted in Uncategorized on June 5, 2017 by mrkufs

Eagle Mod Review Schedule for Regents

Posted in Test Things on May 15, 2017 by mrkufs

Eagle Mod APUSH Regents Review Schedule

*Note that the same rewards will be given for Regents Review as were for MP3 and the APUSH exam.  For students scoring below 35 correct on the first M/C assessment ONCE a week minimum is mandatory (minus BOCES) for you. Also note that the baby will mean I will not be here for a few days.

Tuesday, May 16: We will be going over the ORANGE M/C questions with explanations.

Thurs, May 18:  We will be reviewing the DBQ together from class.

Friday, May 19: Regents Review Kahoot

Monday, May 22 and Tuesday, May 23: Practice M/C 5 at a time

Thurs, May 25: Going over the in class M/C exam

Friday, May 26: No class-Pretest De-stress Day

Monday, May 29: Memorial Day- no class

Tuesday, May 30: Thematic Essay workshop

Thurs, June 1 and Friday, June 2: Current Events 1990-Present-all students need to attend one.

Monday, June 5: Practice M/C 5 at a time

Tuesday, June 6: Go over M/C from class

Thurs, June 8: Practice M/C 5 at a time

Friday, June 9:  Kahoot

Monday, June 12: Last minute stuff

THE US HISTORY AND GOV’T REGENTS IS 8AM, JUNE 13TH!

:60 Seconds Regents Review in Pictures

Posted in Regents Review on May 12, 2017 by mrkufs

http://www.teachertube.com/video/us-history-in-60-seconds–3173