Saratoga/Valley Forge/Yorktown

Posted in American Revolution, Uncategorized on October 9, 2018 by mrkufs

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Saratoga 1777 and the Battles in NY

Posted in American Revolution, Uncategorized on October 9, 2018 by mrkufs

“Guns and Ships” and “Battle of Yorktown” from Hamilton the Musical

Posted in American Revolution, Music on October 9, 2018 by mrkufs

Explain the role of the Marquis de Lafayette and the help from the French in the victory over the British (“Guns and Ships” and “The Battle of Yorktown”).

“Satisfied” from Hamilton

Posted in American Revolution on October 9, 2018 by mrkufs

Explain the place and role of women in Revolutionary society and how they felt about their own rights within the new American republic (as told by Hamilton’s sister-in-law Angelica Schuyler in the song “Satisfied”).

 

But, Mr. Adams from 1776

Posted in American Revolution on October 3, 2018 by mrkufs

Song from the musical 1776 that gives a glimpse into the choosing of Jefferson to write the Declaration of Independence.

 

Liberty Kids- Second Continental Congress

Posted in Uncategorized on September 29, 2018 by mrkufs

Actors Recite the Declaration of Independence

Posted in American Revolution on September 29, 2018 by mrkufs

A gripping read of America’s most powerful words. From Mel Gibson to Whoopi Goldberg-Hollywood reads the Declaration of Independence.

Steps to Revolution Video

Posted in American Revolution, Colonial on September 27, 2018 by mrkufs

This explains in 11 minutes the steps to the American Revolution.  Follow the events and dates.

Farmer Refuted and You’ll Be Back

Posted in American Revolution, Hamilton the Musical, Uncategorized on September 27, 2018 by mrkufs

Listen to these two Hamilton songs and answer the following questions:

Farmer Refuted

• What does each character want? How do you know?
• What does Hamilton think of Samuel Seabury?
• How does this song connect to what you already know about loyalists and revolutionaries?

You’ll Be Back

• Who is King George singing to?
• What is he singing about?

APUSH Period 3-Seven Years War Mr. Kufs Video

Posted in American Revolution, Colonial on September 26, 2018 by mrkufs

Key Concept 3.1- Britain’s victory over France in the Imperial Struggle for North America led to new conflicts among the British government, the North American colonists, and American Indians, culminating in the creation of a new nation-the United States.

Long Essay Intro Paragraph- DUE Thursday, September 27th

Posted in Colonial on September 25, 2018 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?

Achievements of Benjamin Franklin

Posted in Colonial on September 21, 2018 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

“Sinners At The End of An Angry God”

Posted in Colonial on September 21, 2018 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 20, 2018 by mrkufs

Triangular Trade

Posted in Colonial, Uncategorized on September 12, 2018 by mrkufs

Triangle_trade

William Penn and the Quakers

Posted in Colonial on September 12, 2018 by mrkufs

Chester the Crab Quaker

The Thirteen Original Colonies

Posted in Colonial on September 12, 2018 by mrkufs

thirteen_colonies

History Channel 9/11

Posted in 9/11/01, Uncategorized on September 11, 2018 by mrkufs

https://www.history.com/topics/9-11-attacks/videos/911-timeline

September 11th, 2001 Essay

Posted in Test Things on September 9, 2018 by mrkufs

DUE TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11:

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

Jamestown from the History Channel

Posted in Colonial on September 9, 2018 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.