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Wilson’s 14 Points

Posted in Uncategorized on February 28, 2018 by mrkufs


Part of William Jennings Bryan “Cross of Gold” Speech in 1896

Posted in Gilded Age, Uncategorized on January 31, 2018 by mrkufs

Course Evaluations for SUNY 105

Posted in Uncategorized on January 29, 2018 by mrkufs


“The New Colossus” by Emma Lazurus

Posted in Immigration, Uncategorized on January 26, 2018 by mrkufs

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!”


APUSH Period 1-9 Gilder Lehrman

Posted in Test Things, Uncategorized on January 23, 2018 by mrkufs


Industry Video

Posted in Industrial Revolution, Uncategorized on January 16, 2018 by mrkufs


Plessy vs Ferguson in 3 Minutes for APUSH/SUNY Students

Posted in African-Americans, Uncategorized on January 9, 2018 by mrkufs

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.


The West by Ken Burns

Posted in Last West, Uncategorized on January 9, 2018 by mrkufs


Reconstruction Questions

Posted in Reconstruction, Uncategorized on December 20, 2017 by mrkufs

HOMEWORK for Christmas Break:  Read and annotate ALL of Chapter 15 on the Reconstruction.  Then, to be collected on January 2nd, answer the following questions:

  1. Explain in detail Lincoln’s policy of amnesty and reconstruction.
  2. What is the Wade-Davis Bill?
  3. What did Johnson’s reconstruction plan do differently than Lincoln’s?
  4. What was a “Black Code?”
  5. What law did Andrew Johnson veto?
  6. What was the Congressional Response and WHY?
  7. Who led the Radical Republicans and why?
  8. What was the 14th Amendment?
  9. Explain in detail Johnson’s Impeachment.

Work DUE MONDAY December 18th

Posted in Civil War, Uncategorized on December 12, 2017 by mrkufs

AP/SUNY Civil War short answer questions for a quiz grade

Directions- Complete the following questions using AMSCO

I:  Explain the events of Gettysburg/Vicksburg/Sherman’s March and how they led to the end of the Civil War:

II:  Election of 1864- explain it in detail.

III. How did the Civil War end?  (Grant outlasted Lee but explain and summarize)

IV: What were the effects of the Civil War on civilian life-summarize?  Talk in detail about details of civilian life, political change, the draft, and the political dominance of the north. (279-280)

V:  In detail, explain what the economic change was following the war in regards to financing the war and the modernization of the northern economy.

VI: Economic Change During the Civil War (pg 281 AMSCO)- Explain 4 major ones.

VII: Discuss women at work during the war and the end of slavery.



Causes of Civil War

Posted in 1850's, Uncategorized on December 5, 2017 by mrkufs


Video on Compromise of 1850 to the tune of “Shake It Off”

Posted in 1850's, Uncategorized on December 4, 2017 by mrkufs


Population Density Map 1860

Posted in 1850's, Uncategorized on December 4, 2017 by mrkufs


Railroads by 1860

Posted in 1850's, Uncategorized on December 4, 2017 by mrkufs


Mexican War in 3 Minutes

Posted in Manifest Destiny, Uncategorized on November 29, 2017 by mrkufs


Homework for 11/28-TUESDAY

Posted in Uncategorized on November 27, 2017 by mrkufs

On Tuesday we will continue going through the work you did on Chapter 11 in detail. Basically it is society, culture, and reform in the 1820-1860 era before the Civil War.

Your work is as follows:

Your notebook should be divided into SEVEN categories for the chapter.

  • Religion
  • Utopian Communities
  • Literature
  • Other reforms (alcohol, blind, deaf, prisons, etc)
  • Education
  • Women
  • Anti-Slavery

Other reforms will be the largest category.  Then place every person, group, movement, etc into the categories.  READ THE CHAPTER!  Here is flashcards if you need help

Once you have everything categorized then you need to KNOW them all.  That is obviously the hard part!  There will be a quiz on Wednesday or Thursday.

-Mr. Kufs


Reform Video in America 1830-1860

Posted in Reform, Uncategorized on November 27, 2017 by mrkufs


Election of 1824 and 1828

Posted in Andrew Jackson, Uncategorized on November 16, 2017 by mrkufs



APUSH Review Chapter 7-8-9 Amsco Video

Posted in Sectionalism, Uncategorized on November 13, 2017 by mrkufs


Quick American System by Henry Clay Video

Posted in Uncategorized on October 30, 2017 by mrkufs