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September 11th, 2001 Essay

Posted in Test Things on September 8, 2017 by mrkufs


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


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.

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


Gilder Lehrman Review Videos for All 9 Periods

Posted in Test Things, Uncategorized on April 24, 2017 by mrkufs

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.


Homework Over February Break

Posted in Test Things on February 14, 2017 by mrkufs

18 Questions from Chapters 15-19- DUE on MONDAY, FEB. 27th (note these will vary in length but should be NO longer than a paragraph)…this will be a quiz grade and not a regular homework grade.

Review the Progressive Era in its entirety.  This means be ready for Monday wrapping it up.

Work ahead-World War I Essential Questions.  This requires reading MOST of Chapter 22.  The due date is on TUESDAY, Feb. 28th.  Here are the questions:

World War I Essential Questions

1. Explain in detail the sequence of events that led the world to war in 1914.

2. Explain the 4 underlying causes of the war.

3. Detail American neutrality in the early part of the war.

4. Detail submarine warfare and the Lusitania.

5. Describe the US relationship w/ Britain and France.

6. What was Public Opinion of the war from most Americans?

7. Define preparedness

8. What was Wilson’s 1916 reelection campaign promise?

9. Detail the steps for the US decision for entering the war.

Test Correction Policy for MIDTERM Exam-DUE: Thursday, Feb. 16

Posted in Test Things on February 7, 2017 by mrkufs

APUSH/SUNY 105-106

Multiple Choice Corrections 

APUSH/SUNY 105-106 students have the opportunity to earn an HALF POINTS back for multiple choice corrections that they get wrong on a test.  In order to gain credit the following steps MUST be met:

  1. Turn in corrections with the original sheet
  2. Missed questions must have the correct answer.
  3. Explain WHY you put the answer that you did and why you know that the new answer is correct. These explanations are meant to be prose, not poetry.  The explanation is meant to make you reflect on your thought process.
  4. Where you specifically found the correct answer-meaning the page in Amsco specifically.
  5. Turn in the corrections by the deadline set by Mr. Kufs


#6.  D I guessed wrong.  I found the answer in my book.


#6.  New Answer:  D- I got #6 wrong because I thought that the Puritans came to the New World to get rich.  In reality, they came for religious freedom.  The answer was found on page 25 of Amsco. (or from the website link or whatever)

Review Sheet for AP/SUNY US History Midterm Review Sheet 2017

Posted in Test Things on January 12, 2017 by mrkufs

THE APUSH/SUNY MIDTERM will be Thursday, January 26th for the 50 M/C questions, 1 Short Answer and 1 Long ESSAY.  Any conflicts must be communicated to me.  

*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
  • 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
  • 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.

Tentative Schedule Until Christmas

Posted in Test Things on November 1, 2016 by mrkufs


Great Place for AP US Outlines!

Posted in Test Things on September 16, 2016 by mrkufs

Mega Super Regents Review Packet

Posted in Test Things, Uncategorized on May 11, 2016 by mrkufs

Super Packet of Review

Greece HS Essential Content

Posted in Test Things, Uncategorized on May 11, 2016 by mrkufs

The essential names and terms for each unit are on each PDF on this page.  Click and enjoy!

25 Questions for May 2nd

Posted in Test Things, Uncategorized on April 22, 2016 by mrkufs

Answer 15 of these questions in either chart or sentence form.
Directions: Through a chart or bullets or a single paragraph-write out and KNOW each of the following questions:
1. Analyze the origins and development of slavery in Britain’s North American colonies in the period 1607 to 1776.
2. Although New England and the Chesapeake region were both settled largely by people of English origin, by 1700 the regions had evolved into two distinct societies. Why did this difference in development occur?
3. Analyze the effect of the French and Indian War (Seven Years War) and its aftermath on the relationship between Great Britain and the British colonies. Confine your response to the period from 1754 to 1776.
4. Analyze the political, diplomatic, and military reasons for the United States victory in the Revolutionary War. Confine your answer to the period 1775-1783
5. Evaluate the extent to which the Articles of Confederation were effective or ineffective in solving the problems that confronted the new nation.
6. Analyze the contributions of TWO of the following in helping establish a stable government after the adoption of the Constitution. John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington.
7. Analyze the impact of the American Revolution on both slavery and the status of women in the period from 1775 to 1800.
8. Chart out the first political parties of the 1790’s.
9. To what extent was the election of 1800 aptly named the “Revolution of 1800”? Respond with reference to TWO of the following areas: economics, foreign policy, judiciary, politics.
10. The Jacksonian Period (1824-1848) has been celebrated as the era of the “common man.” To what extent did the period live up to its characterization? Consider TWO of the following in your response: Economic Development, Politics, Reform Movements.
11. To what extent and in what ways did the roles of women change in American society between 1790 and 1860? Respond with reference to TWO of the following areas: domestic, economic, political, social.
12. Analyze the causes of growing opposition to slavery in the United States from 1776 to 1852. In your response, consider both underlying forces and specific events that contributed to the growing opposition.
13. Historians have traditionally labeled the period after the War of 1812 the “Era of Good Feelings.” Evaluate the accuracy of this label, considering the emergence of nationalism and sectionalism. Use the documents and your knowledge of the period 1815-1825 to construct your answer.
14. Analyze the ways in which controversy over the extension of slavery into western territories contributed to the coming of the Civil War. Confine your answer to the period 1845-1861.
15. To what extent were the goals of Reconstruction regarding African-Americans achieved or not achieved by 1900?
16. Choose TWO of the following organizations and explain their strategies for advancing the interests of workers. To what extent were these organizations successful in achieving their objectives? Confine your answer to the period from 1875 to 1925. Knights of Labor, American Federation of Labor, Socialist Party of America, Industrial Workers of the World.
17. Analyze the ways in which technology, government policy, and economic conditions changed American agriculture in the period 1865-1900. In your answer be sure to evaluate farmers’ responses to these changes.
18. How were the lives of the Plains Indians in the 2nd half of the 19th century affected by technological developments and government actions?
19. Explain how TWO of the following individuals responded to the economic and social problems created by industrialization during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Jane Addams, Andrew Carnegie, Samuel Gompers, Upton Sinclair.
20. To what extent did the role of the federal government change under President Theodore Roosevelt in regard to TWO of the following: labor, trusts, conservation, world affairs.
21. Analyze the effectiveness of Progressive Era reformers in addressing problems of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In your answer, focus on reform efforts in TWO of the following areas: State and federal government, the workplace, living conditions in cities.
22. In what ways did economic conditions and development in the arts and entertainment help create the reputation of the 1920s as the Roaring Twenties?
23. How successful were the programs of the New Deal in solving the problems of the Great Depression? Assess with respect to TWO of the following: Relief, Recovery, Reform.
24. How and for what reasons did United States foreign policy change between 1920 and 1941?
25. Analyze the home-front experiences of TWO of the following groups during the Second World War. African Americans, Japanese Americans, Jewish Americans, Mexican Americans.

APUSH Review in 18 Minutes

Posted in Test Things, Uncategorized on April 21, 2016 by mrkufs

AP Multiple Choice Review

Posted in Test Things, Uncategorized on April 21, 2016 by mrkufs

AP Score Calculator

Posted in Test Things on May 9, 2014 by mrkufs

AP Score Calculator

This calculator allows you to plug in the numbers of how many multiple choice questions you can get right out of 80 followed by the DBQ and Essays out of 9 for each and see your AP US History score.  Remember, a score of 3 or higher is needed for credit.

Sunday, April 27th APUSH Student Review

Posted in Test Things on April 11, 2014 by mrkufs

Abby and Nick put together the list and drew the chapters for the 1:00pm April 27th 5 minute each review.  If this actually happens it is one of the most exciting things I have ever seen!  Here are the chapters:

Taylor Altwarg: 7 Adriana Devaul: 28 Nick Falcone: 14, 27 Rachel Gleason: 22 Keelie Hotchkiss: 1 Jared Jennings: 23 James Mickle: 19 Zach Tong: 9

MOD 4: Kate Badman: 30 Austin Barrigar: 2 Lester Bozeat: 13 Tori Duger: 18 Abby Fordyce: 10, 26 Stephanie Lacey: 8 Nick Lutz: 5 Austin Milton: 4 Zach Rink: 3 Brian Rowley: 25 Katie Szkolnik: 6 McKayla Weaver 16

MOD 10: Natalie Emerick: 16 Brittany Hares: 12 Jennifer Hartwell: 21 Jessie Karagosian: 11 Nicole Martino: 17 Taylor Solomon: 15 Ally Sylvester: 20 Zach Wagner: 24

APUSH Scores in July

Posted in Test Things on April 29, 2013 by mrkufs

APUSH Scores in July

This link will help students get APUSH scores in July.