Archive for April, 2017

Best 1970’s Music

Posted in Music, Uncategorized on April 24, 2017 by mrkufs

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“Ping Pong” Diplomacy

Posted in 1970's, Cold War on April 24, 2017 by mrkufs

Richard Nixon helps relations between the US and China by sending the Ping Pong team to the communist country. This is demonstrated in a 10 second, fictional clip, by Forrest Gump.

Detente- An Easing of Cold War Tensions in the 1970’s

Posted in 1970's, Cold War on April 24, 2017 by mrkufs

Détente is a French word meaning relaxing or easing. Détente is applied in a situation of increasing tension between nations. It is a way to find peace through Diplomacy without fighting. Détente was used during the Cold War in 1970′s and did reduce tensions between the U.S. and the Soviet Union.

At that time, the major world super powers of the USA, USSR and China, feared a Nuclear holocaust if the Cold War continued. Détente greatly calmed the tensions of the USA and USSR and encouraged more peace worldwide. Around 1989-1990 the Cold War ended, with Détente being finally successful.

1980 Miracle on Ice

Posted in 1970's, Cold War on April 24, 2017 by mrkufs

How a bunch of college kids on a hockey team helped bring the United States out of the dreary 1970’s and into a new era.

Watergate Documentary

Posted in 1970's, Cold War on April 24, 2017 by mrkufs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFID6Qkwh88

Watergate in 45 minutes.

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

Posted in 1960's, Speeches on April 11, 2017 by mrkufs

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

APUSH Homework Over Spring Break

Posted in 1970's, Test Things on April 6, 2017 by mrkufs

Due date for ALL is on Monday, April 24th.

  1. Complete all of the boxes on the Period 8 Outline.
  2. Complete the DBQ on Progressivism on AMSCO page 724-727.  This should include an introduction with a clear thesis statement that addresses the prompts and the use of AT LEAST six of the seven documents.
  3. Read, annotate, and complete the notes for ALL of AMSCO Chapter 29.
  4. Begin the long-term essay guess sheet that is DUE on May 4th.